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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 collection documents Green's professional life as a birth control advocate.
For more information on Susie Daniel Kirtland Green and birth control in Tennessee see article “Class, Controversy, and Contraceptives: Birth Control Advocacy in Nashville, 1932-1944” by William B. Turner in Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Fall, 1994.
This small collection is comprised of objects and photographs assembled by James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal from their participation in the March on Washington on April 25, 1993. On that day hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian Americans and their supporters rallied in the capital to celebrate the right to be homosexual and to demand freedom from discrimination.
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).
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.
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.
- Political activists 16
- Activists 13
- Civil rights--United States 9
- African Americans--Civil rights 8
- Women political activists 4
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 3
- Nursing 3
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 3
- Gay activists--United States 2
- Religion 2
- Antinuclear movement 1
- Business 1
- Disabilities 1
- Economics 1
- Education 1
- Freedom Rides, 1961 1
- Gay rights--United States 1
- Journalism 1
- LGBTQI 1
- Occupy Nashville 1
- Occupy movement 1
- Oral history 1
- Postcards 1
- Reproductive health 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Socialism 1
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 1
- Tennessee--History 1
- Tennessee--Politics and government 1
- U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association 1
- United States--Politics and government 1
- Women's Health 1
- Women’s rights 1
- Workers' rights 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- family papers 1 ∧ less
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