Stevenson, Alec Brock



  • Existence: 29 December 1895 - 27 March 1969


Alec Brock Stevenson received his B.A. in 1916 from Vanderbilt University. As an undergraduate, he served as editor of The Observer and The Commodore. He later worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia North American, the Nashville Banner, and the Nashville Tennessean newspapers. After graduating from the Rutgers Graduate School of Banking in Brunswick, New Jersey, he returned to Nashville and joined the investment firm of Vance, Sanders and Company. While in Nashville, he joined the Fugitive literary group and published poetry in addition to producing books and articles on investments. He established the Alec Brock and Elise Maney Stevenson Foundation to support a scholarship in the Vanderbilt Divinity School in honor of his parents, for his father, James Henry Stevenson, taught for many years in Vanderbilt’s School of Religion. Stevenson was a member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and a trustee of the Joint University Libraries. He died in Nashville on May 27, 1969.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

Identifier: MSS.0160

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group.

Dates: 1922 - 1979

Alec Brock Stevenson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0418

Additional filters:

Literature 1
Vanderbilt History 1
Vanderbilt University--Alumni Association 1
Vanderbilt University--Athletic Association 1
Vanderbilt University--Board of Trust 1


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