The Waller Project

Identifier: MSS.0486

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

A description of the series contained within each box:

Box 1

Reports on the Waller Project, Source Cards for the Johnson Report, Interviews (taped) Done by Donald Davidson and Carole Shelton, Name Index to Interview Cards.

Box 2

Interview Cards, Narratives of Interviews (typed), Anderson - Moore.

Box 3

Narratives of Interviews (typed), Polk - Wilson, Narratives of Interviews,- drafts with Corrections, Written Memoirs, Manuscript Materials, Related Printed Material, and Duplicates of Narratives of Interviews, Written Memoirs, and Manuscript Materials.

Box 4

Eleanor Graham's Research Notes - including the following: Nashville Chronology 1885 - 1897, Listing of ^nrents, 1890 - l899i Listing of Selected Events 1890 - I899 + Weddings, Notecards - bibliography and Nashville 189O -1899, + Misc. Notecards, and Microfilm of Selected Articles, 1890 - 1899.

An early report entitled The Waller Project, May 1, 1950 - July 1, 1952 (found in Box 1, Folder l), in outlining the materials of value to the Project, listed A) Interviews, B) Written Memoirs, C) Manuscript Materials, and D) Maps of the City of Nashville. Categories A,B, and C have been followed in arranging the materials here, with the addition of a fourth category of Eleanor Graham's research notes. (No maps of Nashville are included in this collection of Waller materials). A perusal of this early report on the Waller Project is suggested to give one a concise listing of resources available and used by Waller and his associates.


  • 1853 - 1954

Language of Materials



6.25 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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