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Francis W. Emerson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0130
Dates: mutliple

Thomas Fensch Collection

Identifier: MSS.0135

The collection contains numerous document formats all pertaining to Country and Western music. The contents date from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, with only a few exceptions.

Dates: 1948-1970s

Doris Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS.0692
Scope and Content Note This collection of papers is contained in 13 Hollinger boxes and measures 5.42 linear feet. The papers are comprised of personal and biographical materials that include genealogical research materials, legal documents and related correspondence, and photographs. The collection also includes Doris Fleming’s writings, mostly poems, written during the 1920’s when she lived in New York City. The Music Collection is the most significant series and is comprised of sheet music, programs,...
Dates: multiple

Founder's Capers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0151

This collection contains four boxes related to the original musical “Founder’s Capers” performed at the Vanderbilt Faculty Club, specifically related to their 1961 performance. The complete cast was comprised of Vanderbilt professors, family members, and students.

Dates: 1961 - 1962

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie Collection

Identifier: MSS.1000

This collection contains manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and realia related to Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie. The photographs series in particular is extensive, documenting Gillespie's entire life and career. This collection was purchased through the NMAAM-Vanderbilt University Collections Initiative.

Dates: circa 1940s-2003

Gowthorpe, Montague Collection

Identifier: MSS.0177
Scope and Contents The Montague F. Gowthorpe Opera Collection was created a period of years by Montague F. Gowthorpe chairman of the Detroit Symphony and one of the original vice-presidents at Paramount Pictures. Gowthorpe was born in Kings Lyn, England in 1898 and was a lifetime devotee of opera which he regarded as the highest form of art and entertainment. After his death in 1980 this collection was passed to his niece, Bonnie Lamar, MD of Tennessee. She donated it to Special Collections in 1998....
Dates: 1893 - 1960

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

Roy Harris Collection

Identifier: MSS.0676
Dates: multiple

Mildred Haun Papers

Identifier: MSS.0198

This collection contains the papers of Vanderbilt graduate Mildred Haun, who wrote a number of short stories, songs, articles, and more, including the book The Hawk's Done Gone.

Dates: 1927 - 1969

Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0654
Scope and Content Note

This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.

Dates: multiple

Isabel Howell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0216
Dates: 1900 - 1956

Joseph Hyman and Moss Hart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0787
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of material contained in 3 ½ Hollinger boxes and 1 flat box and includes photographs, letters, telegrams, scripts, playbills, legal documents, and newspaper clippings that relate to the collaborative theatrical efforts of producer Joseph Hyman and playwright Moss Hart and his brother Bernard Hart. The collection covers the years 1918-1977.The majority of the collection highlights the long standing and successful professional and personal...
Dates: 1918 - 1977

George Pullen Jackson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0225
Scope and Content Note The George Pullen Jackson collection is divided into five series: Correspondence; Articles; Notes on Songs; Songs; and Phonographs and Tapes. Series I contains both outgoing and incoming correspondence. Much of it relates to Jackson’s song collecting and arrangements for performances. In Series II, there are articles by and about Jackson, as well as newspaper clippings and photographs. The extensive Notes on Songs in Series III include research materials...
Dates: undated

John Dick, Jr., Uganda Recordings Collection

Identifier: MSS.MUS.0018

This small collection consists of materials related to the Vanderbilt University Student Research project of Blair School of Music student John Dick, Jr., gathered in May-June 2004 in Uganda. This work focused on the intersection of HIV/AIDS, traditional musical culture, and activism, and resulted in a thesis. This collection consists of 24 DAT audio tapes and 16 Digital Video Cassette tapes.

Dates: 2004

Louis Thurston Nicholas Papers

Identifier: MSS.0314
Abstract The Papers of Louis Thurston Nicholas, which cover the years 1894-2006, consist of 208 linear feet of material and are concerned with Nicholas’s personal and professional life. Major series in the papers include Personal and Professional Correspondence; material relating to his activities in the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS); Personal and Biographical papers; his Musical and Academic Career and programs from the George Peabody College Concert Series; ...
Dates: 1894 - 2006

Richard Peterson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0780
Dates: multiple

R. Knox Pitts, III Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS.0744
Dates: circa 1900

Boots Randolph Collection

Identifier: MSS.0691
Dates: multiple

Francis Robinson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0367
Dates: 1913 - 1979

Alfred Schnittke Manuscripts

Identifier: MSS.0895

A working short-score manuscript for Sinfonisches Vorspiel for the entire work notated in pencil on 32-stave "Star Nr. 37" music manuscript paper, containing numerous corrections, amendations, directions, indications pertaining to scoring, and furnished with lists of numbers (in cm) indicating the space to be allowed for the width of each bar in the successive fair-copy autograph.

Dates: 1994 May 25

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