The NBA Historical Committee is the repository for the history of the Nashville Bar Association. It was formally organized in 2008 following the death of longtime NBA historian, David Rutherford. It has four standing subcommittees:
The Memorial Service Committee oversees the semi-annual memorial services at the Downtown Presbyterian Church—held in May and November—in honor of those in the Nashville legal community who have died during the preceding six months. The memorial resolutions presented at the service are read on the minutes of the Chancery Court and are added to the collection of more than 100 years of resolutions available here.
The Oral History Committee conducts two-hour video interviews with senior NBA members and others in the local legal community as their careers draw to a close. These histories are available in the NBA office and will soon become a feature of the NBA website.
The Acquisition Committee acquires materials that are historically significant to the Nashville legal community.
The Preservation Committee preserves historically significant materials and maintains a growing library of books written by local lawyers or concerning activities and events involving the local legal community.
In addition, the Historical Committee produces a continuing legal education program each year about a high profile event that has happened in the history of the Nashville Bar. The program is free and has always been a huge success.
The Historical Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The brown bag lunch begins at 11:30am and the official meeting is from 12:00 to 1:00pm. All meetings include the best possible storytelling.