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Mark G. G. Barry Collection

Identifier: MSS.0034

This collection contains photographs and a copy of the event script at the induction of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt into the Junior Achievement National Business Hall of Fame Banquet in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 5, 1979.

Dates: 1979 - 1999

Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0036

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

Michael E. Bennett Papers

Identifier: MSS.0846
Dates: multiple

William W. Berry, Jr. Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS.0554

This collection contains 22 items comprised of 11 photograph copy prints and 11 negatives documenting the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Beta Lambda Chapter, at Vanderbilt University. The formal portraits are arranged by year, dating 1895-1928, with only some members identified.

Dates: 1895 - 1928

Centennial History

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG.0101

The Centennial History record group contains materials for writing a university history. It includes administrative paperwork from the Centennial History book project that began in 1970 and collected research clippings and interviews.

Dates: 1830-1985, bulk 1970s

Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0092

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

Dewey Daane Papers

Identifier: MSS.0098
Dates: multiple

Walter Durham Papers

Identifier: MSS.0881
Dates: multiple

Ernst J. Eberling Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0127
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

J. Leiper Freeman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0157

This collection contains the papers of John Leiper Freeman, Jr., professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in the 1960s-1980s.

Dates: circa 1950s-1988

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Collection

Identifier: MSS.0168
Dates: multiple

Grand Ole Opry Collection

Identifier: MSS.0178

This collection, donated in 1967 by Jesse Wills, is composed of a wide variety of items of historical and musical interest, including songbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other unique items. As president of National Life and Accident Insurance Company, the parent company of WSM, Inc. and the Grand Ole Opry, Wills had access to a wide variety of material associated with country music in general and the Grand Ole Opry in particular.

Dates: 1930s-1960s

Albert W. Harris Papers

Identifier: MSS.0193
Scope and Content of Collection: The A.W. Harris Papers are contained within one Hollinger box of 25 folders. The collection is primarily composed of the financial transactions, various correspondences, newsletters and horse pedigree papers from the Trotting Horse Breeders Association. The collection holds eight folders of receipts from the years 1861-1874, those of his wife Fannie A. Wilson, his in-law relatives Thomas B. Wilson, and W.L. Wilson; showcasing the sale of domestic goods, real estate, labor and livestock. Some...
Dates: undated

Russell E. Hart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0781

This collection contains correspondence and information about an architectural project entitled "Cohn Junior High School Renovation."

Dates: circa 1915

Stephen P. Heyneman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0555
Scope and Content The Stephen P. Heyneman Papers consist of six linear feet of material from his work with the World Bank from 1978 to 1994. They are comprised of Chronological Files he collected during his twenty-two years at different posts for the World Bank. The papers are arranged into one series, the Chronological Files. At the end of the papers are business plans and two folders of materials from specific projects on which Mr. Heyneman worked. The papers were significantly...
Dates: 1978 - 1994

Jack Hurst Collection

Identifier: MSS.0630

The Jack Hurst Collection contains hundreds of taped interviews of celebrities, country music artists, and music industry leaders. Jack Hurst was a reporter and author who used these recordings for articles on country music in The Tennessean and other publications.

Dates: 1970s-1990s

Little Theatre of Nashville Guild Collection

Identifier: MSS.0262

This collection contains information related to the Little Theatre of Nashville Guild. It includes bylaws, minutes, and financial statements.

Dates: 1926 - 1932

Lockert, Charles Lacy, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MSS.0263
Dates: 1903 - 1969

George Noel Mayhew Papers

Identifier: MSS.0289
Scope and Content Note The Papers of George Noel Mayhew date from approximately 1853 to 1965 and document his education and career as a religious scholar and businessman. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Extensive correspondence document Mayhew’s career and his participation in the Disciples of Christ Church and his writings and business records provide insight into his many fields of interest. The papers are comprised of approximately thirteen cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 flat) of...
Dates: 1853-1965

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