William Beard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0037

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The paper contain two scrapbooks, one limited to only clippings, the other scrapbook has newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, pamphlets, booklets, itineraries, newsletters, Navy Day event-related papers, bulletins, a poem, and a resume. Also included is a publication titled: “Men Make the Navy,” a series of 20 articles.

Dates

  • multiple

Biography of William Beard

William Beard (1873-1950) was a soldier, journalist, war correspondent, naval historian and long-time officer of the Tennessee Historical Commission and member of the Tennessee Historical Society. William Beard was born on July 12 1873 at Estill Springs, Tennessee, son of Captain Richard and Maria L. Dromgoole Beard of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He enrolled June 25, 1898 with the United States Volunteers (U.S.V) and served as Quartermaster Sergeant 4th Tennessee, U.S.V. to November 1, 1898. William Beard married, Ada Scott Rice on June 9, 1909. In 1943 he became an accredited navy War Correspondent.

Extent

.84 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The paper contain two scrapbooks, one limited to only clippings, the other scrapbook has newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, pamphlets, booklets, itineraries, newsletters, Navy Day event-related papers, bulletins, a poem, and a resume. Also included is a publication titled: “Men Make the Navy,” a series of 20 articles.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Related Materials

Additional William Beard Papers are available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Title
Finding Aid for the William Beard 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


 

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