Marc H. Hollender Collection

Identifier: MSS.0211

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection has been arranged into three series:

Series I contains personal correspondence to Marc Hollender and his wife, Betty Hollender, during World War II. Most of the letters are handwritten, some on regular stationary and others on V-Mail stationary. The letters are arranged by person and by the year received. Correspondents are Samuel Fraerman, Stanley Frankel, Sam Schwartz, George Sharpe, Jerome Solomon, Leonard Solomon, and Gerald Tannebaum.

Series II contains newspaper and/or journal articles written by Stanley Frankel, one student newspaper from St. John's Military Academy, 13 postcards related to Mark Twain, one Presidential Dinner program, one yearbook from St. John's Military Academy, Research materials regarding Charles King, and six miscellaneous pieces of World War II memorabilia.

Series III contains 35 photographs, with some quite graphic scenes from the concentration camps in Germany.

Dr. Hollender's collection of Mark Twain books, and other books have been catalogued and are searchable through the Library's online system.


  • 1933 - 1994

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

Biographical Note - Marc H. Hollender

Marc H. Hollender [1916-1998], was born in Chicago, Illinois. His early education was at St. John's Military Academy. He attended Loyola University, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He attained the rank of Captain during World War II and although serving stateside, he corresponded with many of his friends serving in the European and/or the Pacific campaigns. He had an extensive career and was a Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. He authored six (6) books and many journal articles during his career.

Dr. Hollender was an avid collector of Mark Twain books and donated his collection to Special Collections. He also did extensive research on the life of Captain Charles King.


4.1 Linear Feet (5 Hollingers, 1 Flat box)

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Physical Location

Offsite Storage, 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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