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Honey Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734.1
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The finished portion of this collection documents her time serving as First Lady of Tennessee from 1979-1987. Access to this collection is restricted.

Dates: 1960 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1986

Lamar Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use. Processing of the Senatorial Papers is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries related to Senate materials.

Dates: 1939 - 2020

James Erwin Anderson, Jr. biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1049
Abstract

Obituary Notice of Dr. James E. Anderson, Jr.

Dates: 1934 - 2003

Joe R. Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0024
Abstract

This a 6 page carbon copy of the typescript ‘Origin and History of Bristol-Goodson’ dated 1866 written by Joe R. Anderson, the founder of Bristol, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1866

Archibald Charles Bailey biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0220
Abstract

Two obituary clippings.

Dates: 1867 - 1959

Humphrey Howell Bate biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0219
Abstract

Biographical file on Dr. Bate, including newspaper clippings, certificates, receipts, correspondence, class tickets and notes from the University of Nashville.

Dates: 1844 - 1911

William O. Batts Jr. Feeder School Project

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0686
Dates: multiple

Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0036
Abstract

This .42 linear feet collection contains 51 items (of which 20 are photographs) relating to the lives of the Baxter and Jackson families, Nashville, and Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1875 - 1969

George M. Britton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0052
Abstract

This collection is comprised of documents related to the history of Texas and Tennessee from 1817-1865. It comprises four parts: documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; Senate and House broadsides from 1835-1848; Scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.

Dates: 1817 - 1924

James L. Britton III Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0053
Abstract

This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.

Dates: 1836 - 1875

Nellie Burns Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0064
Abstract

The collection consists of Nellie Burns' diaries which contain business transactions, social interactions, and her daily activities.

Dates: 1900 - 1928

Benjamin Franklin Byrd, Sr. biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0399
Abstract

File includes several newspaper clippings and Vanderbilt Directory biographical data.

Dates: 1954 - 1996

Benjamin Hubbard Caldwell biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0401
Abstract

File contains an article and correspondence relating to the Caldwell collection of medical instruments and artifacts.

Dates: 1997 - 2006

Richard Overton Cannon (1918-2006) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0403
Abstract

Biographical file includes newspaper clippings, a copy of the Tennessee Hospital Association 50th Anniversary Oral History Collection (which includes Cannon), correspondence, an obituary from VUMC Reporter, and miscellaneous anecdotes.

Dates: 1958 - 2006

James C. Chowning Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0078
Abstract

This collection contains 21 letters, mostly written by James C. Chowning to his mother and sisters, during the Civil War and afterwards. They describe his training with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Confederate Army, and military operations of those troops.

Dates: 1861 - 1884

Sam Lillard Clark (1898-1960) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1097
Abstract

Biographical file includes articles, several obituaries, many newspaper clippings, numerous photographs, negatives, correspondence, poetry, notes, and other biographical and family information. Correspondence from Vanderbilt Alum. Dr. Robert Gotcher regarding being a student of Dr. Clark's.

Dates: 1990 - 1990

Jack Corn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0774
Dates: multiple

Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0092
Abstract

This .21 linear feet collection contains 6 items related to the history of Foster & Creighton Company, the story of the Parthenon, and other construction projects in Nashville. There are two photographs: one of the Parthenon, and the other of the Athena Sculpture in the Parthenon.

Dates: 1885 - 1985

Jere L. Crook (1874-1953) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0434
Abstract

Biographical file contains an article and an obituary.

Dates: 1949 - 1953

Joseph Alexander Crook (1847-1922) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0433
Abstract

Biographical file includes an obituary.

Dates: 1922 - 1922

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