USN Archives

Carrying History Forward100+ Years of Archives

USN's Centennial celebration meant more than just big celebrations and interesting panel discussions--our 100th birthday inspired us to catalogue and organize our treasure trove of archival material, with some of it now available online.

Interested in volunteering for the PDS/USN archives? Have an item to contribute? Contact Archivist Kat Trammell '99 at 
Visit the online archives at:

Jenny Winston, USN's former archivist, worked during the 2015 Centennial celebration (with the help of volunteers) to process, organize, and digitize the ever-growing collection of old photos, old student newspapers, programs, newspaper clippings, and miscellany that is the archives of PDS and USN. Her work has been continued by USN Archivist Kat Trammell ‘99. 

The collection continues to grow because alumni continue to donate items they have been saving for years. Recently we received scrapbook pages and photos from one of the last PDS football stars, class of 1946. We have old uniforms, trophies, century-old copies of the literary magazine The Volunteer. We have the scorebook from the state champion 1927 girls' basketball team. We have cheerleading and basketball uniforms.

Though much remains to be done, the digital archives is worth browsing and searching for anyone with an interest in the school's history. And while you're there, you can use the contribution page to share a story or an image from your time at PDS/USN. 
USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.