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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

Coleman A. Harwell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0797
Scope and Content Note:

The Coleman Harwell Papers consist of six folders. Researchers will find photographs of Coleman Harwell; correspondence between him and his peers from 1953 – 1958; notes Harwell collected; and a 1954 article concerning an attack on a reporter of The Nashville Tennessean.

Dates: multiple

Stanley F. Horn Collection

Identifier: MSS.0213
Abstract The Stanley F. Horn Collection of Tennessee Manuscripts contains more than six hundred individual pieces. Although they range in date from 1782 to the 1870s, most are concentrated in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Virtually all of the early governors of Tennessee are represented by one or more documents. There are also papers of Sam Houston, John Sevier, JohnQuincy Adams, James Robertson, Davy Crockett, and others; there is one legal writ bearing the unique signature mark...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: MSS.0668
Scope and Content Note The Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection (1782-1978) includes material ranging over a wide variety of subjects, from an early (1870) printed poem of Bret Harte to rules for dueling to an 18th century pamphlet by Thomas Paine. The most extensive part of the collection pertains to the Civil War and Tennessee history. There are many 19th century pamphlets dealing with the election and presidency of Andrew Jackson. There are also numerous materials pertaining to the Civil...
Dates: 1782 - 1978

Isabel Howell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0216

Isabel Howell served as a librarian at Vanderbilt University from 1931 to 1931. Her collection, spanning from 1843 to 1976, includes correspondence, sheet music, and writings by Howell and other authors.

Dates: 1900 - 1956

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

Michael A. Kaschak Collection

Identifier: MSS.0558
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear foot collection contains 49 photographs, in 31 folders, of sites around Tennessee; buildings in Nashville, Tennessee; and, buildings on the campuses of George Peabody College and Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1928 - 1932

Devereux Lake Collection

Identifier: MSS.0246
Dates: 1892-1964

Leadership In Nashville Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0585

This collection contains one manuscript item with 41 pages, titled Leadership in Nashville. It contains a listing of 116 of the most prominent citizens in Nashville leadership, with brief accompanying biographical sketches.

Dates: 1964

Robert A. McGaw Papers

Identifier: MSS.0275
Scope and Content Note

The Robert A. McGaw Papers are comprised of four series; Vanderbilt University, Designs, Writings and WWII. The papers follow closely McGaw’s career and are important to anyone interested in the history of the university. Of special note is the Design Series where McGaw assisted in re-designing the symbols of the university in the 1970s.

Dates: multiple

Henry McRaven Papers

Identifier: MSS.0281
Scope and Content Note The Henry McRaven Papers are comprised of 6 folders of typescript on onionskin paper. The first folder contains lists of Nashville officials including Chamber of Commerce Presidents (1869-1947), Mayors (1806-1947), and Postmasters (1796-1947). The remaining folders contain accounts compiled from various newspapers by Mr. McRaven of Presidents’ visits to Nashville. An account exists for Presidents McKinley, F.D. Roosevelt, T. Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. While there were no dates presented...
Dates: c.1934-c.1947

Norman Moore Papers

Identifier: MSS.0303

This collection contains copies of letters from 3 Union Soldiers to Norman Moore, during the Civil War. The letters discuss the war, lives of the soldiers, lives of people in Tennessee and Mississippi, crime in Nashville, and the death of President Lincoln. Several letters are fragmented pieces, and 2 letters are severely faded.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Nashville as Historical Laboratory Collection

Identifier: MSS.0311
Scope and Contents

This .42 linear feet collection contains 26 file folders arranged in alphabetical order.

Dates: 1977-1978

Nashville Model United Nations Collection

Identifier: MSS.0464

This 2.9 linear feet collection details work for the years 1967 -1976 on the Nashville Model United Nations project. The main focus for this student organized and led effort is the yearly conference. Materials are organized chronologically.

Dates: 1967 - 1976

Nashville Peace Action Records

Identifier: MSS.0547
Dates: multiple

Nashville School of Social Work Records

Identifier: MSS.0312
Dates: multiple

Nashville Soccer History Collection

Identifier: MSS.1097

The Nashville Soccer History Collection, 1980s-2020s, contains material related to the many teams and individuals who made an impact on Nashville's soccer community, including items related to the Nashville Diamonds (1982), Nashville Metros (1989-2012), Nashville Football Club (2013-2016) and Nashville Soccer Club (2016-Present).

Dates: 1980s-2020s

Palaver Club Collection

Identifier: MSS.0323

The collection is comprised of minutes, membership lists, orations, and correspondence of the Palaver Club of Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1909 - 1981

James D. Porter Papers

Identifier: MSS.0341

This collection contains one document.

This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.

Dates: 1902

Richard A. Pride Papers

Identifier: MSS.0594
Dates: multiple

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