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Lamar Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview 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: 1953 - 2017

Jack Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0650
Overview 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

William O. Batts Jr. Feeder School Project

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0686
Dates: multiple

Black Foxe Military Institute Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0044
Overview This collection is composed of one 1/2 Hollinger box containing six folders. Within the collection is Black-Foxe's yearbook, The Adjutant, from 1936 and 1937, the school's newspaper, Kaydet, volumes 15, 16, and 18, and a brochure detailing the school. Additionally, there are some promotional items relating to Vanderbilt University.
Dates: circa 1930s

Bennett Harvie Branscomb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0879
Dates: 1894 - 1998

Oliver Cromwell Carmichael Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0878
Overview The papers of O.C. Carmichael, 3rd Chancellor of Vanderbilt, are comprised of correspondence, his writings including addresses, articles, book manuscripts and institutional reports, and other materials relating to Oliver Carmichael’s long and distinguished career in teaching, university administration, and educational consulting.
Dates: 1920s-1966

Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0004
Overview This collection contains the papers of Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney. Major topics of interest include multiple versions of Brainard Cheney’s novels, the Pine Barrens and Rivers of Southeastern Georgia, materials relating to the Cheney’s friendships with many of the Fugitive/Agrarian writers, Brainard Cheney’s interest in Catholicism, Tennessee Politics in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, race relations and civil rights, Library Science and reference services.
Dates: 1841 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s

Alfred Leland Crabb/William Rodney Cline Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0090
Overview This collection consists primarily of the correspondence from 1933-1979 between Alfred Leland Crabb and William Rodney Cline, his former doctoral student at George Peabody College for Teachers. Found within this collection are letters from Mildred Cline to Bertha Crabb and a few miscellaneous letters from the Crabbs and Clines to others. Rodney Cline’s autobiography and his family history are a part of the collection as well as some Cline family photos and mementoes.
Dates: 1933 - 1979

Alfred Leland Crabb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0089
Overview This collection contains Alfred Leland Crabb’s works and correspondences from 1910 to 1970. The first part covers correspondences with faculty, friends and publishing companies from 1925 to 1970. Crabb mainly worked with the Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company and the Johnson Publishing Company.
Dates: 1910 - 1970

D.A.R.C.E.E. Library

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0575
Dates: multiple

Michael Demiashkevich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0106
Dates: multiple

Herbert Drennon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0119
Overview This is collection of papers of Herbert Drennon, Vanderbilt graduate (M.A. 1917) and professor of English. He was a longtime professor of English and Head of the English department at Mississippi State University (1938-1961).
Dates: circa 1940s-1970s

Edgar Hill Duncan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0124
Overview This collection contains the papers of Dr. Edgar Hill Duncan (1905-1980), longtime English professor at Vanderbilt.
Dates: circa 1930s-1980

George Dutch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0126
Overview The papers contain handwritten and typed letters, publications by the Western Arts Association, and minutes from meetings as well as a copy of the constitution. There is also a folder pertaining to the finances of the Western Arts Association and a few publications from the Western Arts Association and one folder pertaining to the Southern Arts Association.
Dates: Undated

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0129
Overview 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

Denna Frank Fleming Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0142
Overview The papers of Denna F. Fleming include material from several areas of his life and work - those of teacher, writer, political scientist, and concerned citizen. They cover the years 1930-1974.
Dates: 1930 - 1974

Denna Frank Fleming Papers (Addition)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0706
Scope and Content Note for the Addition This Addition to the Denna Frank Fleming Papers came to Vanderbilt University Special Collections after the death of Mrs. Doris Fleming in 1989. It measures 4.26 linear feet and is contained in 7 full Hollinger boxes and one oversize box and covers the years 1893 - 1989. It completes the Denna Frank Fleming Papers which were given to Vanderbilt in February 1981, and which measure 7.55 cubic feet, 21 Hollinger boxes. These papers include materials from several areas of his life and...
Dates: 1893 - 1989

Lucy Gage Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0162
Overview This small collection (.63 linear feet) contains papers written by Lucy Gage in manuscript, typescript, and carbon copy.
Dates: 1923 - 1967

Landon Cabell Garland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0876
Overview The Landon Cabell Garland Papers (1830-1958) includes correspondence, diaries, speeches, sermons, a report to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, and personal and biographical materials. These are personal papers of Chancellor Garland and are not to be confused with his university papers. This collection is a small snapshot of Chancellor Garland's personal life, with the family correspondence providing the main interest.
Dates: 1830 - 1958

Augustin Gattinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0166
Overview The Augustin Gattinger Papers (1825-1903) are composed primarily of correspondence with some newspaper clippings and articles along with handwritten reminiscences of Dr. Gattinger by friends and associates. The bulk of the letters in the collection consist of Dr. Gattinger’s correspondence with prominent botanists of the day including Asa Gray of Harvard, Leo Lesquereux, and A.W. Chapman, the renowned collector of Southern plants. Much of the material involves the publication and distribution...
Dates: 1878 - 1903

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