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Mattie A. Roach Letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0831

Contains a correspondence written to the S.S. at Chicago about the Nashville Institute.

Dates: 1878 February 27

James Robertson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0366

The James Robertson Papers are composed of original letters and documents of James Robertson for the dates 1784-1814 given by his son Dr. Felix Robertson to the University of Nashville. This entire collection has been digitized and is available at

Dates: 1784 - 1814

Dorothy Sanderson Papers

Identifier: EBL-0144

Personal papers of dietitian Dorothy Sanderson documenting her life and career at hospitals and related institutions in Nashville, Tennessee and Cleveland, Ohio.

Dates: 1924-2021

Belle Kinney and Leopold Scholz Papers

Identifier: MSS.0639
Dates: 1908 - 1952

Sims, Cecil Papers

Identifier: MSS.0393
Dates: 1914-1967

Paul Slentz Collection

Identifier: MSS.0397
Scope and Content Note

This small collection 0.42 linear feet (1 Hollinger box) contains materials relating to South Africa and Apartheid and in particular to The Davis Cup tennis championship that was held in Nashville at Vanderbilt in the spring of 1978. These papers were collected by Paul L. Slentz while he was a graduate student at Vanderbilt during the years 1977-1979.

Dates: multiple

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS.0400

The Kelly Miller Smith Collection complements the Divinity School's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church. This collection contains primary materials related to one of the most significant periods in black American history, ca. 1945-1984. Both contemporary and future scholars will view the collection as a valuable resource for inquiring into the thought and practice of Kelly Miller Smith, who was a widely esteemed black leader.

Dates: 1920 - 1985

Catherine Snow Collection

Identifier: MSS.0656
Dates: multiple

James G. Stahlman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0413
Abstract This collection contains the papers of James G. Stahlman, publisher of the Nashville Banner from 1930 to 1972 and member of the Board of Trust for Vanderbilt from 1927 until his death in 1976. As publisher, Stahlman and the conservative Banner carried on storied battles with the more liberal Tennessean until the Banner's sale to the Gannett Corporation in...
Dates: 1915 - 1976

George Terwilliger Collection

Identifier: MSS.0719
Dates: multiple

General Gates P. Thruston Collection

Identifier: MSS.0454
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an address, biographical and collection details, journal articles, and a manuscript relating to General Gates P. Thruston.

Please note that additional information regarding ‘The Thruston Collection’ is located in the Secretary of the University Records, RG 900, under Robert McGaw.

Dates: 1900 - 1910

Molly H. Todd Papers

Identifier: MSS.0459

This collection contains the papers of Mary Hart "Molly" Todd, first president of the reconstituted League of Women Voters of Nashville. Todd was a strong advocate for voting rights, racial integration, and women's rights.

Dates: 1943 - 1993

Wallace University School Photographs

Identifier: MSS.0484
Dates: 1901-1929

The Waller Project

Identifier: MSS.0486
Scope and Contents A description of the series contained within each box: Box 1 Reports on the Waller Project, Source Cards for the Johnson Report, Interviews (taped) Done by Donald Davidson and Carole Shelton, Name Index to Interview Cards. Box 2 Interview Cards, Narratives of Interviews (typed), Anderson - Moore. Box 3 Narratives of Interviews (typed), Polk - Wilson, Narratives of Interviews,- drafts with...
Dates: 1853 - 1954

Samuel Anderson Weakley Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0493
Dates: multiple

Victoria Webb Collection

Identifier: MSS.0496

This collection contains photographs taken by Victoria Webb as the result of her involvement with the women’s liberation movement in Nashville during the 1970s and with the publication titled “Women’s Free Express”.

Dates: 1970s

Jesse Ely Wills Papers

Identifier: MSS.0001

This collection contains literary correspondence, poems, and manuscripts of poet and businessman Jesse Ely Wills.

Dates: 1915 - 1977

Anna Green Young Collection

Identifier: MSS.0536

A brief, two page history of Captain George Ridley and his family, early settlers in the Nashville area, and Fort Ridley, built between 1785-1790.

Dates: 1908 June 23

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