William H. Witt Collection

Identifier: MSS.0521

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a dinner speech titled “McGuffey and his Readers” which was delivered before the Old Oak Club on March 26, 1938. It also contains one program from the testimonial dinner in honor of Dr. William H. Witt on February 14, 1951, for his 85th Birthday Celebration. The program contains the printed remarks from the following people:

Dr. N. S. Shofner.

Edwin Mims

Lucius E. Burch

W. M. McCabe

J. O. Manier

W. B. Anderson

H. H. Shoulders

William H. Witt


  • 1951


William H. Witt was born in Lynnville, Tennessee (Giles County). He attended the Webb School, received a B.A. from Vanderbilt, and in 1894 he received a M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He served in the U. S. Army Medical Corp. in France from 1912-1919.


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Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the William H. Witt Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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