Alfred Schweitzer Collection
Scope and Contents
The Albert Schweitzer Collection (6.25 linear feet) consists of magazines, pamphlets, newsletters, letters, correspondences, calendars, postcards, cards, stamps, medallions, posters, vinyl records, printed music, sculptures, a paperweight, a decorative dish, bookmarks, a drawing—all of which reflect Schweitzer’s life as Alsatian-born theologian, organist and Bach-enthusiast, missionary-doctor at Lambaréné, Gabon, and a Nobel Peace Prize humanitarian. Many of the materials came from Tennessee Players, Inc. production of the show “The Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach,” which played in various sites across the United States including the National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
- Majority of material found within 1999 - 2010
- 1949 - 2010
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 email@example.com.
6.25 Linear Feet (5 Paige, 1 Flat box)
Language of Materials
Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives
- Finding Aid for the Alfred Schweitzer Collection
- Partially Processed
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- October 2022: Scope and content note added by Nawat Masavisut and Elizabeth K. Batiuk.
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Special Collections Library
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