George Mayfield Papers

Identifier: MSS.0288

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The George Mayfield Papers, 1900-1966, contain correspondence, music, theatre, language, and science programs, newspaper clippings, a calendar, and personal writings that touch on the many associations and organizations in which Dr. Mayfield held membership or interest.


  • 1900 - 1966

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. George R. Mayfield, M.A. 1904, Ph.D. 1915 was born March 21, 1877 and died December 17,1964. Dr. Mayfield was a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1904 until his retirement in 1947. He was a professor and Chairman of the German Department. He was also chairman of the faculty lecture series and secretary of Phi Beta Kappa. He taught at the George Peabody College Summer School from 1914 to 1930. He was Treasurer of the College Inn Corporation, which attempted to create a College Inn building adjacent to the Vanderbilt campus in 1920. He was president of the Modern Language section of the Tennessee Teachers’ Association. Dr. Mayfield was instrumental in founding the Tennessee Academy of Science, the Tennessee Conservation League, the Tennessee Historical Association, the Tennessee Ornithological Society, the Nashville Children’s Museum, and the Nashville Lions Club. He was also the editor of the Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. George Mayfield also served as a columnist for the Nashville Banner newspaper and wrote the “Fins, Furs, and Feathers” column from 1948 to 1958.


.84 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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