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Frank Lawrence Owsley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0003
Abstract

The papers of Frank Lawrence Owsley (1913-1959) consist of ten cubic feet of materials and are primarily concerned with the professional life and career of this historian, author, and teacher. The major series in the papers include the Correspondence, the Writings, Personal and Biographical Materials, Agrarians, Publication Material, Academic Career, Professional Activities, and Research Materials.

Dates: 1913 - 1959

William B. Ricks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0771
Scope and Content Note The William B. Ricks Collection is an archive of personal letters, photographs and other effects belonging to Rev. Dr. William B. Ricks. Most of the collection’s contents are from the 1930s to the 1950s. “Daddy” Ricks worked endlessly to promote the Sigma Chi fraternity in the South. A notable part of the collection is a 1948 presentation album of correspondence with fellow Sigma Chi’s celebrating Rev. Dr. Ricks’ contributions to the fraternity. The album includes correspondence from...
Dates: multiple

Sims, Cecil Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0393
Dates: 1914-1967

Wilson Sims Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0679
Dates: multiple

Southern Education Reporting Service

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0405
Dates: multiple

Southern Politics Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0406
Abstract

The Southern Politics Collection, given by Alexander Heard in February 1982, consists of drafts and research materials for Southern Politics in State and Nation by V.O. Key, Jr., and A Two-Party South?, by Alexander Heard, together with transcripts of interviews on Southern politics used in the preparation of both these works.

Dates: 1946 - 1952

Southern Sociological Congress

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0407
Scope and Content Note The Southern Sociological Congress Photographic Collection, 1912-1920, contains eighty- nine pictures of participants and attendents of the annual meetings held by the organization. Most of the photographs identify individuals by name, but do not reveal whether the person spoke at a meeting or merely attended. Dates are also largely absent from many of the pictures. The photographs appear to have been collected by Maxwell H. Swain of Atlanta, Georgia who probably handled publicity for the...
Dates: 1912-1920

John Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0450
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection contains 63 letters, two postcards, and one V-Mail Christmas Card from John Thompson to several family members while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters are arranged in file folders chronologically by year, then month.

Dates: 1941-1945

Cecelia Tichi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0722
Dates: multiple

Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0476
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann (1884 Jan. 7 - 1977 March 20). Elizabeth Vann was a Vanderbilt graduate (B.A. 1904, M.A. 1905) and New Jersey State Director of the Women's and Professional Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s, among many other jobs. She was also involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Leonia Women's Club, the Civic Conference, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1890 - 1977

The Waller Project

 Collection
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
Identifier: MSS.0493
Dates: multiple

Who Speaks for the Negro Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0667
Dates: multiple

 

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