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Honey Alexander Papers
This collection contains the papers of Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The finished portion of this collection documents her time serving as First Lady of Tennessee from 1979-1987. Access to this collection is restricted.
Lamar Alexander Papers
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. Processing of the Senatorial Papers is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries related to Senate materials.
James Erwin Anderson, Jr. biographical file
Obituary Notice of Dr. James E. Anderson, Jr.
Joe R. Anderson Collection
This a 6 page carbon copy of the typescript ‘Origin and History of Bristol-Goodson’ dated 1866 written by Joe R. Anderson, the founder of Bristol, Tennessee.
Archibald Charles Bailey biographical file
Two obituary clippings.
Humphrey Howell Bate biographical file
Biographical file on Dr. Bate, including newspaper clippings, certificates, receipts, correspondence, class tickets and notes from the University of Nashville.
William O. Batts Jr. Feeder School Project
Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers
This .42 linear feet collection contains 51 items (of which 20 are photographs) relating to the lives of the Baxter and Jackson families, Nashville, and Vanderbilt University.
George M. Britton Collection
This collection is comprised of documents related to the history of Texas and Tennessee from 1817-1865. It comprises four parts: documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; Senate and House broadsides from 1835-1848; Scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.
James L. Britton III Collection
This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.
Nellie Burns Papers
The collection consists of Nellie Burns' diaries which contain business transactions, social interactions, and her daily activities.
Benjamin Franklin Byrd, Sr. biographical file
File includes several newspaper clippings and Vanderbilt Directory biographical data.
Benjamin Hubbard Caldwell biographical file
File contains an article and correspondence relating to the Caldwell collection of medical instruments and artifacts.
Richard Overton Cannon (1918-2006) biographical file
Biographical file includes newspaper clippings, a copy of the Tennessee Hospital Association 50th Anniversary Oral History Collection (which includes Cannon), correspondence, an obituary from VUMC Reporter, and miscellaneous anecdotes.
James C. Chowning Papers
This collection contains 21 letters, mostly written by James C. Chowning to his mother and sisters, during the Civil War and afterwards. They describe his training with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Confederate Army, and military operations of those troops.
Sam Lillard Clark (1898-1960) biographical file
Biographical file includes articles, several obituaries, many newspaper clippings, numerous photographs, negatives, correspondence, poetry, notes, and other biographical and family information. Correspondence from Vanderbilt Alum. Dr. Robert Gotcher regarding being a student of Dr. Clark's.
Jack Corn Collection
Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection
This .21 linear feet collection contains 6 items related to the history of Foster & Creighton Company, the story of the Parthenon, and other construction projects in Nashville. There are two photographs: one of the Parthenon, and the other of the Athena Sculpture in the Parthenon.
Jere L. Crook (1874-1953) biographical file
Biographical file contains an article and an obituary.
Joseph Alexander Crook (1847-1922) biographical file
Biographical file includes an obituary.
- Subject: Tennessee History X
- Vanderbilt University Special Collections 59
- VUMC Historical Images and Biographies 50
- Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection 5
- Tennessee History 58
- Tennessee--History 53
- VUMC History 33
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 31
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 27
- Southern States--History 16
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 14
- Vanderbilt History 12
- Southern States--Culture 11
- Surgery 9
- Medical Education 7
- Military Medicine 7
- United States--Politics and government 7
- family papers 7
- Epidemiology/Public Health 6
- Journalism 6
- Medicine 6
- Obstetrics/Gynecology 6
- History of Medicine 5
- Native American 5
- Professional Associations 5
- Business 4
- Education 4
- Health Administration 4
- Scrapbooks 4
- Tennessee--Politics and government 4
- Vanderbilt University--History 4
- Civil war 3
- Correspondence 3
- Diaries 3
- Engineering 3
- Internal Medicine 3
- Meharry Medical College 3
- Nursing 3
- Pediatrics 3
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 3
- Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 3
- United States--History 3
- antebellum 3
- organizations (groups) 3
- African Americans--Civil rights 2
- Anatomy 2
- Archaeology 2
- Cardiology 2
- Civil rights--United States 2
- Fugitives (Group) 2
- Geology 2
- George Peabody College for Teachers 2
- Governors' spouses 2
- Law 2
- Literature 2
- Music 2
- Pathology 2
- Physiology 2
- Presidents--United States 2
- Public Health -- history -- Tennessee 2
- Science 2
- Slavery 2
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence 2
- Southern States--Politics and government--1951- 2
- Tennessee--Genealogy 2
- Vanderbilt University--Board of Trust 2
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 2
- Women in Medicine 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Activists 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political and social views 1
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Biochemistry 1
- Branham & Hughes Military Academy (Spring Hill, Tenn.) 1
- Branham & Hughes School for Boys (Spring Hill, Tenn.) 1
- Bristol (Tenn.) -- History 1
- Bristol (Va.) -- History 1
- Chamber of Commerce (Nashville, Tenn.) 1
- Chemistry 1
- College presidents 1
- College presidents' spouses 1
- Economics 1
- Educational law and legislation--Tennessee 1
- Elections 1
- Elections--Southern States 1
- Elections--United States 1
- Goodson (Va.) -- History 1
- Governors -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century 1
- Governors--United States--Election 1
- History of Medicine, 20th Cent., United States, Tennessee, Rural Health 1
- History, Ancient 1
- Horses--Pedigrees 1
- Maps 1
- Newspaper publishing 1
- Newspapers 1
- Oncology 1
- Orthopedics 1
- Otolaryngology 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Performing arts 1
- Political activists 1
- Political campaigns--Law and legislation 1
- Political campaigns--United States--Case studies 1 ∧ less
- West, Olin 2
- Bailey, Archibald Charles 1
- Bate, Humphrey H. 1
- Davidson, Donald 1
- Kampmeier, Rudolph H. Kampmeier RH 1
- Key, Marcus Chesley 1
- Leroy, Louis 1
- Lindsley, John Berrien 1 ∧ less
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.
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