Dewey W. Grantham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0179

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Dewey Grantham, longtime professor of history at Vanderbilt from 1952-1991. Grantham was a preeminent scholar of the twentieth century South. This collection is mostly processed with a small (7 linear feet) unprocessed addition.

Dates

  • 1950 - 2002

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Dewey Wesley Grantham was born in Manassas, Georgia in 1921. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1943 and went on to serve in the Coast Guard during WWII. With the assistance of the G.I. Bill, he received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949. He began his teaching career at Vanderbilt in 1952. Grantham received the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award in 1971 and was named the Holland N. McTyeire Professor of History in 1977. He retired in 1991. Grantham died on August 26, 2004 in Nashville, TN.

Extent

39.59 Linear Feet (31 Paige boxes; 2 Hollinger Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Dewey Grantham, longtime professor of history at Vanderbilt from 1952-1991. Grantham was a preeminent scholar of the twentieth century South. This collection is mostly processed with a small (7 linear feet) unprocessed addition.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Dewey W. Grantham Papers
Status
Completed
Date
Inventoried 1991; Addition processsed 2021
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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