Showing Collections: 21 - 36 of 36

Nancy A. Ransom Papers

Identifier: MSS.0361

Howard Romaine Papers

Identifier: MSS.0883
Dates: multiple

Charles E. Roos Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0371

This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.

Dates: 1985 October 22

John Seigenthaler Papers

Identifier: MSS.0829

This collection contains the papers of John Seigenthaler, journalist, writer, and longtime editor of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler was a prominent advocate for First Amendment rights and founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Seigenthaler also worked for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and was a longtime friend of the Kennedy family.

Dates: 1920 - 2014

Paul Slentz Collection

Identifier: MSS.0397
Scope and Content Note

This small collection 0.42 linear feet (1 Hollinger box) contains materials relating to South Africa and Apartheid and in particular to The Davis Cup tennis championship that was held in Nashville at Vanderbilt in the spring of 1978. These papers were collected by Paul L. Slentz while he was a graduate student at Vanderbilt during the years 1977-1979.

Dates: multiple

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS.0400

The Kelly Miller Smith Collection complements the Divinity School's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church. This collection contains primary materials related to one of the most significant periods in black American history, ca. 1945-1984. Both contemporary and future scholars will view the collection as a valuable resource for inquiring into the thought and practice of Kelly Miller Smith, who was a widely esteemed black leader.

Dates: 1920 - 1985

Mary Anne Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS.0401

Comprised of 17 boxes and 1 flat box (8.6 lin. feet) and includes subjects on China, nuclear war and weapons, women’s rights, worker’s rights, socialism, and diaries and correspondence.

Dates: 1964 - 1985

Catherine Snow Collection

Identifier: MSS.0656
Dates: multiple

Southern Education Reporting Service

Identifier: MSS.0405
Dates: multiple

Eugene TeSelle Papers

Identifier: MSS.0444
Dates: multiple

Martha Sue Thrasher Papers

Identifier: MSS.0453
Dates: multiple

Molly H. Todd Papers

Identifier: MSS.0459

This collection contains the papers of Mary Hart "Molly" Todd, first president of the reconstituted League of Women Voters of Nashville. Todd was a strong advocate for voting rights, racial integration, and women's rights.

Dates: 1943 - 1993

Victoria Webb Collection

Identifier: MSS.0496

This collection contains photographs taken by Victoria Webb as the result of her involvement with the women’s liberation movement in Nashville during the 1970s and with the publication titled “Women’s Free Express”.

Dates: 1970s

Mary Jane Werthan Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS.0497
Dates: 1941 - 1998

Women's Rights Collection

Identifier: MSS.0820
Dates: multiple

Harmon Wray Papers

Identifier: MSS.0666
Dates: multiple

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