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This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries related to Senate materials.
This collection contains the papers of William Campbell Binkley, chair of the Department of History at Vanderbilt University from 1930-1953. Binkley's research interests involved the history of the American West, especially the early history of Texas.
The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Members of the family settled in Franklin, KY and Russellville, KY.
This collection contains the papers of Dewey Grantham, longtime professor of history at Vanderbilt from 1952-1991. Grantham was a preeminent scholar of the twentieth century South. This collection is mostly processed with a small (7 linear feet) unprocessed addition.
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.
The Owsley Charts were compiled at Vanderbilt University circa 1939-45 through the combined efforts of Harriet Chappell Owsley, Blanche Henry Clark, and Chase Mooney, under the direction of Frank Lawrence Owsley, Professor of History. The charts themselves represent a composite of Schedules I (land ownership), H (slave ownership), and IV (products of agriculture) of the unpublished Federal Census for Tennessee, 1850 and 1860.
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.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 11
- Southern States--Culture 9
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 7
- Tennessee--History 7
- United States--History 5
- Family papers 2
- Native American 2
- Slavery 2
- Southern States 2
- United States--Politics and government 2
- antebellum 2
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 1
- Archaeology 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political and social views 1
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Business 1
- College presidents 1
- Economics 1
- Educational law and legislation--Tennessee 1
- Elections 1
- Elections--Southern States 1
- Elections--United States 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- Governors -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century 1
- Governors' spouses 1
- Governors--United States--Election 1
- History, Ancient 1
- History--Study and teaching--United States 1
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005 1
- Hurricanes 1
- Literature 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Political campaigns--Law and legislation 1
- Political campaigns--United States--Case studies 1
- Political campaigns--United States--History 1
- Political parties--Southern States 1
- Presidents--United States--Election--1996 1
- Presidents--United States--Election--2000 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Southern States--Politics and government 1
- Southern States--Politics and government--1951- 1
- Tennessee--Genealogy 1
- Tennessee--Politics and government 1
- Texas--History 1
- Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846 1
- Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Campaigns 1
- United States. Congress--Elections 1
- United States. Department of Education. Office of the Secretary 1
- University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus) 1
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 1
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 1 + ∧ less
- Alexander, Lamar, 1940- 1
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence 1
About this Site
This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.