Bernard R. Breyer and Donald Davidson Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0573

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The collection contains four letters, one typed and three handwritten, dated from 1945 to 1946. Two of the letters discuss military life in World War I and World War II. Also included is a discussion regarding the Vanderbilt University athletic program and the upcoming football season.

Dates

  • 1945 - 1948

Language of Materials

English

Biography/History

Bernard R. Breyer, a Nashville native born in 1919 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1939, a Master’s of Art from Louisiana State University in 1940, and a PhD. from the University of Virginia in 1948. While at Vanderbilt he was a student of Donald Davidson, a member of the Fugitive/Agrarian literary group, and corresponded with him for many years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Dr. Breyer later became a professor of English at Auburn University in Alabama.

These letters were received from Ward Allen.

Extent

.3 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Overview

The collection contains four letters, one typed and three handwritten, dated from 1945 to 1946. Two of the letters discuss military life in World War I and World War II. Also included is a discussion regarding the Vanderbilt University athletic program and the upcoming football season.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Bernard R. Breyer and Donald Davidson Correspondence Collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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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