Frederick Taylor Wolf Papers

Identifier: MSS.0522

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The Frederick Taylor Wolf Papers include correspondence, botanic publications, writings, and research materials, conference and travel materials, teaching and lecture materials, and notes from when Professor Wolf was a student at Harvard University. The 12 cubic foot collection contains materials ranging from 1911 through 1994, with two major periods of collection in the 1930’s and 1960’s. Major topics of interest include career correspondence from 1935-1992, reprints of over 135 publications on mycology and microbiology, and Professor Wolf’s teaching materials.


  • Inclusive: 1911-1994
  • Bulk: 1930s, 1960s

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Fred Wolf was a Professor of Biology at Vanderbilt University from 1940-1981 and made Professor Emeritus in 1981.


26 Linear Feet (Processed: 12 Paige boxes; Unprocessed: 4 Paige, 3 Flat boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Frederick Taylor Wolf Papers
Partially Processed
Hosanna Banks
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

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