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Jack Allen Collection

Identifier: MSS.0650

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

Mabel Beck Collection

Identifier: MSS.0803

This collection contains three letters from November-December 1910 sent home by Mabel Beck, a student at Peabody College.

Dates: 1910 November-December

Charles Faulkner Bryan Collection

Identifier: MSS.0058

This collection contains materials relating to Charles Faulkner Bryan and it includes photocopies of correspondence between Bryan and Donald Davidson, with whom he collaborated on the musical Singin’ Billy. Also in this collection is sheet music of pieces by Bryan and includes the Songs for Children Series, the Bell Witch Secular Folk Cantata, Tennessee Folk Songs and other music by Bryan.

Dates: 1948 - 1983

Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney Papers

Identifier: MSS.0004

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

Betty E. Clark Collection

Identifier: MSS.0080

This .21 linear feet collection contains 33 items of which 25 are photographs. The materials are related to student life at George Peabody College. The collection is arranged by subject.

Dates: 1948 - 1952

Alfred Leland Crabb/William Rodney Cline Collection

Identifier: MSS.0090

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

Identifier: MSS.0089

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

Douglas P. Davis Collection

Identifier: MSS.0102

This collection contains two typed copies of the essay Recollections of the Early History of Peabody College by Douglas P. Davis, and two cassette tapes of the same essay. It also contains an appendix to the essay, a magazine ad, and correspondence.

Dates: 1926; 1980-1981

Michael Demiashkevich Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0106
Dates: multiple

Herbert Drennon Collection

Identifier: MSS.0119

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

Ethel Mary Ervin Collection

Identifier: MSS.0568
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear foot collection contains one three-ring binder with 27 pieces of original correspondence, with a transcription and photocopies. Also included are notes of recommendation, programs, and student cards. Ethel Mary “Dot” wrote most of the letters with the last letter being written by her younger brother, Albert Goode Ervin, Jr. “Budy” when he was 12 years old. “Lily” is the nickname of her mother, Elizabeth Ervin.

Dates: 1891-1903

James A. Estes Collection

Identifier: MSS.0132
Dates: multiple

Sam Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS.0143
Abstract These papers are made up primarily of materials relating to Sam Fleming and Vanderbilt and include items from his time as an undergraduate (1924-1928), his tenure on the Board of Trust (1952-1981), the Athletic program, and building of the new stadium, speeches and remarks by Fleming and others, and the Merger of Vanderbilt with Peabody College in 1979, when Fleming was chairman of the Board of Trust. This collection also includes nine items, historic documents or concerning historic...
Dates: 1924 - 1981

Gerd Fraenkel Collection

Identifier: MSS.0155

This collection contains material from Dr. Gerd Fraenkel, professor of English and Linguistics at George Peabody College in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the materials concern Fraenkel's research into linguistics and various world languages.

Dates: circa 1950s-1980s

Franklin Vespervian Society Papers

Identifier: MSS.0156
Abstract The Franklin Vesperian Society was a literary society created by the students of the University of Nashville in the early to middle 19th century. This all male group of writers would meet to discuss an interesting broad range of topics and write essays give speeches about them. The collection covers a series of essays starting from 1828 to 1831 which were created by some of its members. Topics range from contemporary issues to religion and nature. This collection is .21 linear feet and...
Dates: 1828 - 1831

Lucy Gage Papers

Identifier: MSS.0162

This small collection (.63 linear feet) contains papers written by Lucy Gage in manuscript, typescript, and carbon copy.

Dates: 1923 - 1967

Augustin Gattinger Papers

Identifier: MSS.0166
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1878 - 1903

Edwin Sheffield Gleaves Papers

Identifier: MSS.0170
Dates: 1958 - 1987

Hazel Greene Collection

Identifier: MSS.0569
Scope and Contents

This collection contains five items, arranged in four folders.

Dates: 1892-2003

William J. Griffin Papers

Identifier: MSS.0182
Scope and Content Note

This collection is composed of one Hollinger box with thirteen folders contained within. The collection is primarily composed of research papers from Griffin’s peers in other universities, as well as research cards to said papers. Additionally, there is research on Peabody College by Griffin himself. Finally, correspondence to Griffin can also be found.

Dates: undated

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