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This .42 linear foot collection contains one original, handwritten, family history about World War II, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and the Aftermath of the War. The collection is divided by chapters.
The John Egerton Papers, 1950s-2003, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, speeches, research materials, publication materials, publicity for books, reviews, legal and financial documents, memorabilia, clippings and photographs, programs from cultural events, scrapbooks and periodicals on race relations and school desegregation, and audio and video tapes.
The Robert Burns Eleazer Papers (1877–1973) include correspondence and writings by Eleazer as well as newspaper clippings, course and program outlines, press releases and pamphlets. There are several autobiographical writings as well as a transcription of Mr. Eleazer being interviewed by historian John Egerton shortly before Mr. Eleazer’s death in 1973. Writings by others include reviews, articles, pamphlets and student papers.
The Hugh Davis Graham is a small collection of two Hollinger boxes (.83 linear feet) the biggest part of which are his published articles. Also in the collection are notes, programs from conferences, newspaper clippings, research, and emails. Most of the content in the Hugh Davis Graham Collection relates to his interests in Civil Rights and Policy History, more specifically the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action.
This collection contains the papers of renowned professor, activist, and Civil Rights movement organizer Rev. James Lawson, Jr. The Papers are comprised of close to 80 linear feet of manuscript materials including documents, correspondence, and photographs. Realia/memorabilia in this collection include awards, academic gowns, and other keepsakes.
The collection includes correspondence and writings by Salynn McCollum, as well as newspaper clippings, journal and magazine articles, and photographs. The majority of the material represents McCollum’s participation with the Civil Rights Movement during the first half of the 1960s. Many items were generated while she was a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
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.
- Civil rights--United States 26
- Activists 13
- Political activists 13
- Social movements 8
- Journalism 5
- Religion 5
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 5
- Vanderbilt University--History 5
- Oral history 4
- Southern States--Culture 4
- Southern States--History 4
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 4
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 4
- Education 3
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 3
- Nursing 3
- United States--Politics and government 3
- Vanderbilt University. Divinity School 3
- African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States 2
- Civil rights 2
- First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill (Nashville, Tenn.) 2
- Lawson, James M., Jr., 1928- 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Sermons 2
- Tennessee--History 2
- African American preaching 1
- African Americans 1
- African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century--Sources 1
- Business 1
- Economics 1
- Freedom Rides, 1961 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- Knights and Daughters of Tabor 1
- Korean War, 1950-1953 1
- Korean War, 1950-1953--Conscientious objectors 1
- Literature 1
- Nashville Christian Leadership Council 1
- National Conference of Black Churchmen 1
- Postcards 1
- Preaching 1
- Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 1
- Social justice 1
- Society for the Study of Black Religion 1
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1
- Southern States--Religion 1
- Southern States--Religious life and customs 1
- Southern States--Social life and customs 1
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 1
- United Methodist Church 1
- Women political activists 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- family papers 1 ∧ less
About this Site
This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
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