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Eugene E. Barnett Papers

Identifier: MSS.0033
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection contains correspondence, vita, book review, and an 304-page typescript autobiographical manuscript. The manuscript is divided into 20 sections and has been put in file folders by section number.The autobiographical manuscript written by Eugene E. Barnett gives detailed information on his family background (the Barnett and Epperson Families), his boyhood, his college years with his involvement with the YMCA, the lives of his family both at home and...
Dates: 1888 - 1967

Gloria Barr Collection

Identifier: MSS.0677

This collection consists of typescripts and records about spiritual philosophy. The typescripts are of Brown Landone (1847-1945) and include “What to Do In These Years” and “The 19 Means of Perfected Action” Parts 1 & 2, and “Ramie: Confidential Report” Parts 1-4.

Dates: 1940s

Donald G. Beisswenger Papers

Identifier: MSS.0040
Dates: multiple

John Keith Benton Papers

Identifier: MSS.0697
Scope and Content Note The John Keith Benton Papers are composed of 3.25 linear feet of sermons, articles, research, correspondence and photographs from his career as a pastor and Vanderbilt Dean. The dates of the collection range from the 1940s to the mid-1950s. It is divided into five series. Sermons—transcripts of sermons given by Benton ...
Dates: 1940s-1950s

Perry H. Biddle, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0581
Scope and Content

The Perry H. Biddle, Jr. Collection contains eighteen book and pamphlet publications as well as a copy of a dissertation submitted to Union Theological Seminary in support of his Th.M. degree in 1960. Publication dates for the material range from 1960 to 2002. Topics covered by the publications include funeral management and counseling, health and healing, marriage ceremony management and counseling, hospital visitation manuals, preaching guides and lectionaries, and suicide counseling.

Dates: 1960-2002

Oswald Eugene Brown Collection

Identifier: MSS.0057
Dates: multiple

William James Campbell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0069
Dates: circa 1930s-1950s

James L. Clark Papers

Identifier: MSS.0081

The James L. Clark Papers are composed of 1.25 linear feet of sermon typescripts, manuscripts, and writing tablets.

Dates: Undated

Mary Helen Clark Papers

Identifier: MSS.0082

This collection contains correspondence from Mary Helen Clark to her family from 1928-1946 when she lived in Brazil. It also contains correspondence from Blanche Henry Clark to her family during her visit to Brazil in 1932 to visit her sister. The letters are arranged chronologically, and give detailed accounts of Mary Helen’s days in Brazil. The letters provide first-hand accounts of Latin-American foods, behaviors, language and customs of the people and the politics of the times.

Dates: 1928 - 1946

E. H. Clayton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0083

This collection contains 2 typescript documents, in 2 file folders. The letters describe E. H. Clayton’s missionary work in China, the sufferings of the Chinese people, and the Chinese-Japanese War.

Dates: 1938 - 1941

Jesse L. Cuninggim Collection

Identifier: MSS.0095
Abstract The following material is a collection of letter, newspaper clippings, poems, dedications, pamphlets, and a typescript. The main personages in this collection are Jesse L. Cuninggim, Wilbur F. Tillett and Oswald Eugene Brown. Accompanying papers concerning the persons mentioned above are also a collection of documents concerning Vanderbilt University’s School of Religion. There are also two large scrapbooks; one in particular follows the life of Jesse L. Cuninggim through newspaper clippings...
Dates: Undated

Thomas J. Dodd Papers

Identifier: MSS.0112
Dates: 1873 - 1887

Dorothy Parks Evins Papers

Identifier: MSS.0836
Dates: multiple

Edward Farley Papers

Identifier: MSS.0134

Sam Fleming Illuminated Medieval Manuscript and Early Printing Collection

Identifier: MSS.0640
Scope and Content Note This Collection of Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Leaves is 1.04 linear feet and is comprised of 91 vellum leaves from a Latin Manuscript Bible of the late 13th century and 80 pages from a Missal printed in the first part of the 16th century. The illuminated leaves from the Latin Bible have been damaged and repaired. Reproductions of six of these leaves from the Illuminated Latin Bible are framed and hang in the...
Dates: circa 1290-circa early 1500s

Father James Harold Flye Papers

Identifier: MSS.0148

The Papers of James Harold Flye (1884-1985) date from 1904 to 1983, with the bulk of the collections dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The collection includes Flye’s correspondence with over two hundred individuals (primarily letters received), journals kept in scattered years during the 1920s and 1930s and almost daily journals kept from 1957 to 1981, Flye’s own writings, and information regarding James Agee.

Dates: 1904 - 1983

Herbert J. Gilmore Papers

Identifier: MSS.0784
Dates: multiple

Nahum N. Glatzer Collection

Identifier: MSS.0169

The Nahum Glatzer Collection is a large collection (80 linear feet) containing 7 smaller constituent series/collections related to German-Jewish history and philosophy. The Glatzer Collection is composed of the Franz Rosenzweig Papers; Martin Buber Papers; Leopold Zunz-Samuel Ehrenberg Papers; Nahum N. Glatzer Papers; Schocken Press Collection; Glatzer Pamphlet Collection; and the Glatzer Offprint and Ephemera Collection.

Dates: circa 1800s-1960s

William Kendrick Grobel Papers

Identifier: MSS.0184

This collection contains the papers of William K. Grobel, theological scholar and former faculty member of the School of Religion at Vanderbilt. This collection is composed of correspondence, class and lecture notes, articles, sermons, research notes, prayers, and reviews written by Grobel. It also contains committee notes, legal papers, news and magazine clippings, photographs, church bulltins, and pamphlets relating to or involving Grobel.

Dates: 1928 - 1966

W. A. Harper Papers

Identifier: MSS.0191
Dates: multiple

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