James G. Stahlman Autograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0412

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection, spanning over 500 years, contains autographs collected by James Stahlman from a wide range of figures, including Presidents, Generals, Kings & Queens, Actors, Writers, Educators, and many more. Nearly 50 different countries are represented in this collection: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Dates

  • 1535 - 1977

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.

Extent

11.24 Linear Feet (21 Hollinger boxes, 1 tall Hollinger box, and 1 flat oversize box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection, spanning over 500 years, contains autographs collected by James Stahlman from a wide range of figures, including Presidents, Generals, Kings & Queens, Actors, Writers, Educators, and many more.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Abbreviation Key

The inventory utilizes the following abbreviations to designate material types.

A = Autograph
D = Document
E = Engraving/Etching
Env = Envelope
(FDI) = First Day of Issue (stamps)
L = Letter
M = Manuscript
N = Note
PH = Photograph
Po = Postcard
Por = Portrait
S = Signed
T = Typed
Tel. = Telegram












Title
Finding Aid for the James G. Stahlman Autograph Collection
Status
Completed
Date
1981
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:
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


 

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