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Donald G. Beisswenger Papers

Identifier: MSS.0040
Dates: multiple

Anne Scales Benedict Papers

Identifier: MSS.0039
Abstract This 1.05 linear feet collection, 4 boxes, has two series: Series I contains materials related to the activities of the Vanderbilt Alumnae Council, especially their efforts to persuade the University to hire a Dean of Women, build a women’s dormitory, and to raise money toward these ends. Series II contains materials unrelated to Vanderbilt Alumnae Council and includes some personal correspondence, ephemeral items, a Bible, pamphlets, a postcard album with 155 cards plus 5 individual...
Dates: 1896 - 1951

Sandra McMullin Bennett Papers

Identifier: MSS.0795
Scope and Content Note Sandra McMullin Bennett’s papers are divided into five series, according to her work with various organizations: Business and Professional Women/ USA; Tennessee Economic Council on Women; Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus; Nashville Women’s Political Caucus; and Personal Papers. Her papers include reports, summaries of legislative actions, economic summits and political workshop materials, campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. Also included is an official Proclamation of...
Dates: multiple

Tristian Call Collection (Occupy Nashville)

Identifier: MSS.0819
Dates: multiple

Clothes Line Project Collection

Identifier: MSS.0816
Dates: multiple

Frances M. Crater Papers

Identifier: MSS.0665
Scope and Content Note Most of these papers are records of Fran Crater’s work with the women’s movement in the first half of the 1970’s when the growth of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was countrywide, and when the work for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment was a major movement throughout the United States. Fran Crater, along with her mother-in-law Flora Trimmer Crater, whose work is also represented in these papers, were important organizers in the women’s movement and in NOW and ERA....
Dates: multiple

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

Identifier: MSS.0129

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.

Dates: 1877 - 1973

Nelson and Marian Fuson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0161
Dates: 1944 - 1990

Herbert J. Gilmore Papers

Identifier: MSS.0784
Dates: multiple

Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection

Identifier: MSS.0180
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1932 - 1967

Edwin Hamlett Papers

Identifier: MSS.0188
Scope and Content Note The Edwin Hamlett Papers contain a variety of material pertaining to Ed Hamlett’s life, acquaintances, and materials from the impressive number of organizations in which he participated. The collection spans 39.62 linear feet in total, and covers the years from 1954 to 1988. Most of the material, however, is concentrated between the 1960’s to 1975, and his involvement in civil rights and psychiatric nursing. The papers include correspondence, large numbers of notes, photographs, reports,...
Dates: 1954 - 1988

Edwin Hamlett Papers - 2016, 2019 Addition

Identifier: MSS.0908
Dates: multiple

Edwin Hamlett Papers - Addition

Identifier: MSS.0642
Dates: multiple

James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS.0818

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.

Dates: 1993 April 25

Nancy Hendrix Collection

Identifier: MSS.0206
Scope and Contents The Nancy Hendrix collection consists of one box, or .21 linear feet, of photocopied documents. Ms. Hendrix, a Vanderbilt alumnus (Masters Degrees 1967 and 1973; PhD 1974), was active in the establishment and development of the Nashville women’s movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Topics covered in the collection include articles and clipping on the national women’s movement as well as other socio-political issues of the time period including southern history issues and...
Dates: multiple

Nancy Hendrix Collection - Addition

Identifier: MSS.0757
Dates: multiple

Kathleen Kamphoefner Collection

Identifier: MSS.0233
Dates: multiple

James M. Lawson, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MSS.0626

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.

Dates: 1862 - 2021

Everett Long Papers

Identifier: MSS.0265
Scope and Contents

Preliminary inventory of contents (very general and approximate)

Dates: multiple

Salynn McCollum Papers

Identifier: MSS.0699

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).

Dates: bulk 1960s

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