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John Speier Manchester Papers

Identifier: MSS.0632

This collection consists primarily of 197 handwritten letters John Manchester wrote to his family in Nashville, Tennessee during his military service. The collection also includes military orders, telegrams, other original artifacts, and one copy of the book School Boy to Helldiver.

Dates: 1942 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

Robert A. McGaw Papers

Identifier: MSS.0275
Scope and Content Note

The Robert A. McGaw Papers are comprised of four series; Vanderbilt University, Designs, Writings and WWII. The papers follow closely McGaw’s career and are important to anyone interested in the history of the university. Of special note is the Design Series where McGaw assisted in re-designing the symbols of the university in the 1970s.

Dates: multiple

Richard Newton Owen, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0629

Contains an image of Richard Owen, a "Notice of Separation from US Naval Service" form, a "Personal History Record", a "Report of Performance Rating" from the US Department of the Interior, and a form Owen filled out for a job search service.

Dates: multiple

World War I and World War II Pamphlet and Newspaper Collection

Identifier: MSS.0801

The World War I and II Pamphlet Collection has been arranged chronologically. There are seven items published during the First World War with the bulk of the collection containing newspapers and magazines from World War II published in the United States by servicemen stationed at bases across the country.

Dates: 1912 - 1945

Robert L. Patterson, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0605
Dates: multiple

Philipp Rezek Papers

Identifier: MSS.0363

This collection contains personal letter written by friends and family of Philipp Rezek, who were Jewish refugees. The collection covers Austria’s takeover by the Germans in 1938, the family’s departure, internment camps, arrival to the United States, and medical school. A few of the letters are written from right to left to pass German censors.

The majority of this collection is in German.

Dates: 1938 - 1941

Polly Ann Billington Roulhac Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0373

The book is compiled of three years of letters and v-mail ‘home’, to various members in her family, while serving in the American Red Cross in Europe and Africa during World War II.

Dates: 1942 - 1944

John Walker Russell, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0378
Dates: multiple

Dinah Shore Collection

Identifier: MSS.1020
Abstract The Dinah Shore collection consists of the personal and professional materials of Dinah Shore, an award-winning singer and television host. The collection spans the 1920s through the 2010s, with the bulk of the materials from 1960-1989, coinciding with the peak of Dinah’s television career. Materials include photographs (both professional and personal), newspaper clippings, limited correspondence, books and booklets, and manuscripts. Highlights include the professional photographs, which are...
Dates: 1920s-2010s

Mamie L. Speas Collection

Identifier: MSS.0410

James G. Stahlman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0413
Abstract This collection contains the papers of James G. Stahlman, publisher of the Nashville Banner from 1930 to 1972 and member of the Board of Trust for Vanderbilt from 1927 until his death in 1976. As publisher, Stahlman and the conservative Banner carried on storied battles with the more liberal Tennessean until the Banner's sale to the Gannett Corporation in...
Dates: 1915 - 1976

Norman Stuart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0423
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection contains 35 pieces of correspondence, nine photographs, and one theatrical program. Subjects in the correspondence cover the theatre, television, World War II, V-E Day, general notes, telegrams, and thank you notes. Please note that some correspondence has been glued on sheets with other correspondence.

Dates: 1930–1980

Albert S. Thompson, Collection

Identifier: MSS.0446
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research reports that were funded by the National Research Council, during World War II.

Dates: 1943-1944

Joe Thompson, Jr., Papers

Identifier: MSS.0449
Scope and Contents Note: 4 folders of outgoing correspondence added, 10/6/69, at end of box 2, containing 27 letters and one undated Christmas card to Mrs. Sam Orr, Sept. 12, 1942 to July 8, 1945. Includes 14 V-mail letters (4 of which are holograph); the rest are typewritten. Subject Entries Berchtesgaden, Germany Coins Diaries Eisenhower, Dwight David Nashville, Tennessee - Description North...
Dates: 1940s

Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman Collection

Identifier: MSS.0460

This collection contains copies of correspondence between Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman. It also contains an essay, and 2 copies of newsletters edited by Kemp Tolley. The letters discuss a wide range of topics: World War II, Cuba, China, Russia, Roberts Commission, Kennedy Assassination, and the Warren Commission.

Dates: 1973 - 1986

"Vandy Goes to War: World War II Remembered" Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS.0634

This project records the histories and reminiscences of men and women who attended or had connections with Vanderbilt and Peabody during the war years and documents their experiences in the service and on the campus during that time and afterward when some came back to school and attended on the G.I. Bill.

Dates: 2006 - 2010

George K. Withers Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0793

This collection contains 10 original posters created during WWII by George Withers, a war artist for the U.S. Army in Europe. These watercolors and ink drawings were spontaneous, and documented soldiers and the people they interacted with.

Dates: 1943 - 1946

WSM Radio and Television Collection

Identifier: MSS.0535

The WSM Radio & TV collection is composed of correspondence, photographs, scripts of radio programs, and promotional material. It is stored in thirteen manuscript boxes, eight of which contain scripts of radio programs. Dates of the collection range from 1928 to 1966 with a large portion of the material dated in the 1940s.

Dates: 1928 - 1966

WWII Homefront Diary

Identifier: MSS.0970

This collection contains a 5-Year diary written by a North Carolina woman in the Raleigh area at the outset of WWII. She details an active life marked by frequent car trips, bridge club meetings, and duties around the home.

Dates: 1939 - 1943

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