George Mayfield Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1900 - 1966

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

.84 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the C. George Mayfield Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

About this Site

This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.

Requesting Materials

Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.