Nora Chaffin Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0077

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This small collection of .21 linear feet contains articles, papers, and newspaper photographs of Vanderbilt University in its early days. It also includes maps and articles from the Vanderbilt Alumnus magazine.

Dates

  • 1905 - 1981

Biographical Note - Nora Campbell Chaffin

Nora Campbell Chaffin was born in Cyprus Creek, North Carolina in 1900. She received her A.B.in 1924 from Trinity College in Durham, N.C. and her Ph.D. from Duke University. She completed post-graduatework at Columbia University. She was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.

She was on the history faculty at Duke University from 1935 - 1944. She came to Vanderbilt University in 1944 as the Dean of Women and served there until her retirement in 1966. She also taught history at Vanderbilt, as an Assistant Professor 1944-1946; Associate Professor 1946 - 1950; Professor 1950 - 1966. She was named Dean Emeritus of Women at the time of her retirement. She died on February 5, 1981 at the age of 81. In 1950 she published Trinity College, 1832-1892: the Beginnings of Duke University. Her papers are at Duke University and at Vanderbilt.

Chaffin Place, an undergraduate residential facility on the Vanderbilt Campus, was completed in 1974 and named in honor of Dean Chaffin.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 Half-Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This small collection of .21 linear feet contains articles, papers, and newspaper photographs of Vanderbilt University in its early days. It also includes maps and articles from the Vanderbilt Alumnus magazine.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Nora Chaffin Scrapbook Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Molly Dohrmann
Date
2007
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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