Walter Lynwood Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0144

  • Staff Only

Dates

  • 1900 - 1932

Biographical Note - Walter L. Fleming

Walter Lynwood Fleming was born April 8, 1874 and died August 3, 1932. He attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute and received his B.S. in 1896 and his M.A. in 1897. In 1897, Walter Fleming served as an officer in the Third Alabama Volunteer Army during the Spanish-American War. His early teaching experience was at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, where he served as librarian and instructor in history. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1904, and was a lecturer in history at Columbia while he was a graduate student. Dr. Fleming was a professor of History at the University of West Virginia from 1903-1907 and at Louisiana State University from 1907-1917. Walter Fleming came to Vanderbilt University as the Holland N. McTyeire Professor of history in 1917 and remained at Vanderbilt until his death in 1932. While at Vanderbilt he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Science, director of the Division of Social Sciences, head of the department of History and Political Science, and on numerous committees concerning graduate education and the development of the library. Professor Fleming was primarily known in the scholarly world as a specialist in southern history, especially the reconstruction period. The manuscripts in this collection do not strongly reflect that interest. These papers deal primarily with his concerns and interests in developing teachers of history, particularly teachers on the primary and secondary level.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Walter Lynwood Fleming Papers
Status
Completed
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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