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1845 Diary of a Southern Educator

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0918
Abstract

This collection contains a daily, handwritten diary of a Southern educator from 1845. The author is unidentified, but taught in Nashville and later, during the inaugural year of the Natchez Institute, the first public school in Mississippi.

Dates: 1845

1897 Centennial Exposition Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0959
Abstract

This collection contains a promotional pamphlet and 18 photographs from the 1897 Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition that opened May 1, 1897 and closed October 31, 1897 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1897

"A Siqueiros, Al Partir" Poster

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1036
Abstract

This collection contains a poster created to protest the jailing of Painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, who was arrested in 1960 for openly criticizing the President of Mexico, Adolfo López Mateos. A nine-line poem by Pablo Neruda is printed below the image.

Dates: 1961

Sidney H. Acker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0664
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, poems, and other items related to WWI and the Sidney Acker.

Dates: 1917 - 1925

Adam Gillespie Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0005
Abstract

This collection contains 1 document of 21 pages compiled by Adam G. Adams in 1974. It is a listing of the descendants of Adam Gillespie Adams, son of David and Jane Gillespie Adams of Ballyfatton, Ireland who emigrated to Tennessee in 1839.

Dates: 1974

Alf Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0018
Abstract

This collection contains newspaper clippings related to WWI and the 1915-1919 Vanderbilt football teams that Alfred Adams played for. Also included are telegrams and miscellaneous materials related to Alf Adams dating from 1917-1923.

Dates: circa 1915-1925; 1965-1967; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1923

J. Louis Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0019
Abstract

This collection consists of 11 bound volumes of notes taken during law classes at Vanderbilt University from 1946-1947 by J. Louis Adams. The volumes are labeled by class.

Dates: 1946 - 1947

"The Advocates" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0020
Abstract This one cubic foot (2 manuscript boxes) collection contains information, primarily from 1969 and 1970, regarding the creation of this television debate program, program schedules, discussion topics, transcripts from the first season of broadcast (both official and unofficial, except for May 17, 1970), photographs, and problems with the FCC. The collection is arranged by subject. The appendix lists the names of the advocates for each show, their guests, participants, decision makers, and...
Dates: 1969 - 1975

Agrarian Reunion Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0021
Abstract

This collection of 3 Hollinger boxes (1.26 linear feet) contains reel to reel audio tapes and transcripts (original and photocopies) of the proceedings of the Agrarian Reunion at the Southern Literary Festival which took place at the University of Dallas in Texas on April 19, 20, 21 1968. Participants in the Reunion were Agrarians Andrew Lytle, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren.

Dates: 1968

Alfredo Lozano Agudelo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0983
Abstract

This collection contains news articles, manuscripts, and other documents regarding the work of Alfredo Lozano Agudelo, Colombian diplomat, especially centered around his role in the UNCIP.

Dates: 1920s-1950s

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

William Alford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0762
Abstract

This collection dating from 1923-1932 documents Mr. William Alford’s association with the Vanderbilt Glee Club and his time as a student of Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1923 - 1932

All the King's Men Screenplay Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1017
Abstract

This collection contains the original 3rd revised final draft of the screenplay All the King's Men by Robert Rossen dated March 1, 1949

Dates: 1949

Jack Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0650
Abstract

The Jack Allen Collection is an accumulation of Allen’s productive life as an educator at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The collection comprises five linear feet relating to Jack Allen’s career and writings.

Dates: 1941 - 2000

Ward Sykes Allen Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0023
Abstract

This collection has two series. Series I contains correspondence written to Ward Allen from his family and friends during his college years. The correspondence is in the form of letters, postal cards, and greeting cards. Series II relates to Dr. James H. Joyner of Sumner County, Tennessee. It contains information on property ownership (tax receipts, insurance policies, mortgage), stock dividend receipts, and lists of medical debts owed to Dr. Joyner for his services.

Dates: 1857 - 1942

Alpha Omicron Pi Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0746
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the Alpha Omicron Pi’s Nu Omicron chapter at Vanderbilt University. There are programs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia arranged by decade from the 1920s through the 1950s. Also included are photographs from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Dates: undated

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

Joseph Anderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0890
Abstract

This collection contains 10 letters dated 1815-1832 signed by Joseph Anderson, U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1797-1815 and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury from 1815-1836.

Dates: 1815 - 1832

C. Dale Andrews Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0860

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