Denna Frank Fleming Papers (Addition)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0706

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Scope and Content Note for the Addition

This Addition to the Denna Frank Fleming Papers came to Vanderbilt University Special Collections after the death of Mrs. Doris Fleming in 1989. It measures 4.26 linear feet and is contained in 7 full Hollinger boxes and one oversize box and covers the years 1893 - 1989. It completes the Denna Frank Fleming Papers which were given to Vanderbilt in February 1981, and which measure 7.55 cubic feet, 21 Hollinger boxes.

These papers include materials from several areas of his life and work - those of teacher, writer, political scientist, concerned citizen, husband, friend, and colleague.

Series List:

The Correspondence includes personal letters, letters with publishers, and testimonial letters both before and after his death.

Personal and Biographical materials includes a narrative of Fleming’s life written by his wife Doris S. Fleming; memorials by colleagues and friends, tributes at the memorial service with the order of service, and other items dating from his birth.

Academic Career papers include correspondence with Vanderbilt University administration, announcements of his lectures, conferences, and other professional activities, and papers by a former student J. Louis Adams.

The Writings series includes material on books, articles, addresses, scripts of radio broadcasts, reviews and an extensive collection of comments by others about Fleming’s publications and radio broadcasts.

Publications are comprised of a small number of publications by others.

The Subject Files contain collections of papers on the D.F. Fleming - Johns Committee Affair, 1961, his conflict with James Maddox, his collection of materials about Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War, and other topics of interest to Dr. Fleming over his long career as a professor and political scientist.

Photographs and Slides include images from his many travels and personal photographs of Dr. Fleming and his wife Doris.

The Memorabilia is contained in one oversize box of keepsake items belonging to Dr. Fleming and includes a Distinquished Service Award from the Nashville Chapter United Nations Association, May 17, 1977; a plaque with program from the Appreciation Dinner honoring Fleming at Belmont United Methodist Church, May 17, 1977; his Phi Beta Kappa key ( alpha of Tennessee,1940); his gold and enamel 50 year Masonic pin (square and compass), and his 1928 gold Phi Kappa Phi key (University of Illinois collegiate honor society for all disciplines). Other keepsake items include a small army issue New Testament, and a collection of first day issues for the United Nations Association, 1971.

Dates

  • 1893 - 1989

Language of Materials

English

Biographical Chronology for D.F. Fleming

  • 1893 Born in Paris, Illinois to Albert and Eleanor McCormick Fleming, March 25
  • 1905 - 1912 Eastern Illinois State College
  • 1912 - 1914 Principal of High School, Hume, Illinois
  • 1916 High School Teacher, Freeport, Illinois A.B., University of Illinois
  • 1917 High School Teacher, Walla Walla, Washington
  • 1918 Aircraft Machine Gun Instructor in France
  • 1919 - 1921 Superintendent of Schools, Tonica, Illinois
  • 1920 A.M., University of Illinois
  • 1921 - 1922 Superintendent of Schools, Colfax, Illinois
  • 1922 - 1923 Assistant Professor, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
  • 1923 - 1924 Associate Professor, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
  • 1924 - 1927 Professor & Head of Department, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
  • 1926 - 1927 Summer Instructor, Iowa State Teachers College
  • 1928 Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • 1928 - 1930 Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • 1929 Married Doris Sigrid Anundsen, June 29
  • 1930 The Treaty Veto of the American Senate
  • 1930 - 1938 Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • 1932 - 1933 Penfield Traveling Scholar. Attended Disarmament Convention in Geneva
  • 1932 Published The United States and the League of Nations, 1918 - 1920
  • 1934 - 1937 Columnist for The Tennessean
  • 1935 Attended talks on the Ethiopian Crisis, Geneva
  • 1938 Professor, Vanderbilt; in London during the Munich Crisis; Published The United States and World Organization, 1920 -1933
  • 1938 - 1939 Penfield Traveling Scholar
  • 1937 - 1947 Commentator on foreign affairs for WSM Radio Station, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1940 - 1951 Head of the Political Science Department, Vanderbilt University
  • 1941 President of the Southern Political Science Association
  • 1943 Vice-President of the American Political Science Association
  • 1943 Can We Win the Peace
  • 1944 While America Slept
  • 1944 - 1946 Radio Commentator, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • 1945 Published The United States and the World Court. Founded the Nashville chapter of the Association for the United Nations
  • 1946 Member of Bernard Baruch's staff in the State Department during the atomic energy negotiations with the U.S.S.R.
  • 1946, 1948 - 49 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
  • 1949 Honorary degree, Pe.D., Eastern Illinois University
  • 1950 - 1955 Board of Directors, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • 1951 Research Professor, Vanderbilt University
  • 1952 - 1960 Columnist for Classmate (Methodist Publication)
  • 1954 - 1957 Executive Council, The American Association of University Professors
  • 1954 Fulbright Lecturer, Cambridge University
  • 1956 Delegate to the Fifth National Conference of the U.S. National Convention for UNESCO for the AAUP
  • 1956 - 1962 Columnist for the British Weekly
  • 1957 Phi Beta Kappa Associates
  • 1959 - 1960 Fulbright Lecturer, School of International Studies, New Delhi, India
  • 1961 Retired from Vanderbilt University, published The Cold War and Its Origins, Vol. I, 1917 -1950, Vol. II, 1950 - 1960
  • 1964 Visiting Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1965 Visiting Lecturer, California State College at Los Angeles
  • 1966 Visiting Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1968 Published The Origins and Legacies of World War I
  • 1969 Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1969 America’s Role in Asia
  • 1970 Taught at Middle Tennessee State University
  • 1972 Published Issues of Survival
  • 1975 Distinquished Alumni Award, Eastern Illinois University
  • 1980 Died September 03, age 87, in Nashville
<emph render="bold">1893</emph>
Born in Paris, Illinois to Albert and Eleanor McCormick Fleming, March 25
<emph render="bold">1905 - 1912</emph>
Eastern Illinois State College
<emph render="bold">1912 - 1914</emph>
Principal of High School, Hume, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1916</emph>
High School Teacher, Freeport, Illinois A.B., University of Illinois
<emph render="bold">1917</emph>
High School Teacher, Walla Walla, Washington
<emph render="bold">1918</emph>
Aircraft Machine Gun Instructor in France
<emph render="bold">1919 - 1921</emph>
Superintendent of Schools, Tonica, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1920</emph>
A.M., University of Illinois
<emph render="bold">1921 - 1922</emph>
Superintendent of Schools, Colfax, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1922 - 1923</emph>
Assistant Professor, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1923 - 1924</emph>
Associate Professor, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1924 - 1927</emph>
Professor & Head of Department, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
<emph render="bold">1926 - 1927</emph>
Summer Instructor, Iowa State Teachers College
<emph render="bold">1928</emph>
Ph.D., University of Illinois
<emph render="bold">1928 - 1930</emph>
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
<emph render="bold">1929</emph>
Married Doris Sigrid Anundsen, June 29
<emph render="bold">1930</emph>
The Treaty Veto of the American Senate
<emph render="bold">1930 - 1938</emph>
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
<emph render="bold">1932 - 1933</emph>
Penfield Traveling Scholar. Attended Disarmament Convention in Geneva
<emph render="bold">1932</emph>
Published The United States and the League of Nations, 1918 - 1920
<emph render="bold">1934 - 1937</emph>
Columnist for The Tennessean
<emph render="bold">1935</emph>
Attended talks on the Ethiopian Crisis, Geneva
<emph render="bold">1938</emph>
Professor, Vanderbilt; in London during the Munich Crisis; Published The United States and World Organization, 1920 -1933
<emph render="bold">1938 - 1939</emph>
Penfield Traveling Scholar
<emph render="bold">1937 - 1947</emph>
Commentator on foreign affairs for WSM Radio Station, Nashville, Tennessee
<emph render="bold">1940 - 1951</emph>
Head of the Political Science Department, Vanderbilt University
<emph render="bold">1941</emph>
President of the Southern Political Science Association
<emph render="bold">1943</emph>
Vice-President of the American Political Science Association
<emph render="bold">1943</emph>
Can We Win the Peace
<emph render="bold">1944</emph>
While America Slept
<emph render="bold">1944 - 1946</emph>
Radio Commentator, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
<emph render="bold">1945</emph>
Published The United States and the World Court. Founded the Nashville chapter of the Association for the United Nations
<emph render="bold">1946</emph>
Member of Bernard Baruch's staff in the State Department during the atomic energy negotiations with the U.S.S.R.
<emph render="bold">1946, 1948 - 49</emph>
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
<emph render="bold">1949</emph>
Honorary degree, Pe.D., Eastern Illinois University
<emph render="bold">1950 - 1955</emph>
Board of Directors, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
<emph render="bold">1951</emph>
Research Professor, Vanderbilt University
<emph render="bold">1952 - 1960</emph>
Columnist for Classmate (Methodist Publication)
<emph render="bold">1954 - 1957</emph>
Executive Council, The American Association of University Professors
<emph render="bold">1954</emph>
Fulbright Lecturer, Cambridge University
<emph render="bold">1956</emph>
Delegate to the Fifth National Conference of the U.S. National Convention for UNESCO for the AAUP
<emph render="bold">1956 - 1962</emph>
Columnist for the British Weekly
<emph render="bold">1957</emph>
Phi Beta Kappa Associates
<emph render="bold">1959 - 1960</emph>
Fulbright Lecturer, School of International Studies, New Delhi, India
<emph render="bold">1961</emph>
Retired from Vanderbilt University, published The Cold War and Its Origins, Vol. I, 1917 -1950, Vol. II, 1950 - 1960
<emph render="bold">1964</emph>
Visiting Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson
<emph render="bold">1965</emph>
Visiting Lecturer, California State College at Los Angeles
<emph render="bold">1966</emph>
Visiting Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson
<emph render="bold">1968</emph>
Published The Origins and Legacies of World War I
<emph render="bold">1969</emph>
Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
<emph render="bold">1969</emph>
America’s Role in Asia
<emph render="bold">1970</emph>
Taught at Middle Tennessee State University
<emph render="bold">1972</emph>
Published Issues of Survival
<emph render="bold">1975</emph>
Distinquished Alumni Award, Eastern Illinois University
<emph render="bold">1980</emph>
Died September 03, age 87, in Nashville

Extent

2.95 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Denna Frank Fleming Papers Addition
Status
Completed
Author
Robert T. Lagemann
Date
2013
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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