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Honey Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS.0734.1

This collection contains the papers of Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The majority of this collection documents her time serving as First Lady of Tennessee from 1979-1987.

Dates: 1960 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1986

Lamar Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS.0734

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.

Dates: 1939 - 2020

Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0036

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.

Dates: 1875 - 1969

Roy Blount Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0046

This collection consists of .63 linear feet of newspaper clippings Blount kept while doing research on Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Dates: 1954 - 1955

Jonathan L. Charney Papers

Identifier: MSS.0470
Dates: multiple

Rose Christensen Collection

Identifier: MSS.0586
Dates: multiple

Robert Covington Papers

Identifier: MSS.0828

This collection contains the papers of Robert Covington, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt from his graduation from Vanderbilt in 1961 until his retirement in 2007.

Dates: 1958 - 2007

Dewey Daane Papers

Identifier: MSS.0098
Dates: multiple

John T. Dorsey Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS.0114
Dates: multiple

Doris Ann Dudney Collection

Identifier: MSS.0822
Scope and Content Note

This collection is composed of one Hollinger box with seven folders. Within the collection is a biography of Dudney, her Kappa Delta initiation certificate, her notes from law school, her license to practice law in Florida, correspondence from both her and her family, and an article by Opal S. Dudney.

Dates: Undated

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

Identifier: MSS.0129

The Robert Burns Eleazer Papers (1877–1973) include correspondence and writings by Eleazer as well as newspaper clippings, course and program outlines, press releases and pamphlets. There are several autobiographical writings as well as a transcription of Mr. Eleazer being interviewed by historian John Egerton shortly before Mr. Eleazer’s death in 1973. Writings by others include reviews, articles, pamphlets and student papers.

Dates: 1877 - 1973

Denna Frank Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS.0142

The papers of Denna F. Fleming include material from several areas of his life and work - those of teacher, writer, political scientist, and concerned citizen. They cover the years 1930-1974.

Dates: 1930 - 1974

J. Leiper Freeman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0157

This collection contains the papers of John Leiper Freeman, Jr., professor of political science at Vanderbilt University in the 1960s-1980s.

Dates: circa 1950s-1988

George Graham Papers

Identifier: MSS.0662
Dates: multiple

Hugh Davis Graham Collection

Identifier: MSS.0543

The Hugh Davis Graham is a small collection of two Hollinger boxes (.83 linear feet) the biggest part of which are his published articles. Also in the collection are notes, programs from conferences, newspaper clippings, research, and emails. Most of the content in the Hugh Davis Graham Collection relates to his interests in Civil Rights and Policy History, more specifically the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action.

Dates: 1987 - 2002

Robert Harvey Collection

Identifier: MSS.0661
Dates: multiple

Craig Anne Heflinger Papers

Identifier: MSS.0791
Dates: multiple

Stanley F. Horn Collection

Identifier: MSS.0213
Abstract The Stanley F. Horn Collection of Tennessee Manuscripts contains more than six hundred individual pieces. Although they range in date from 1782 to the 1870s, most are concentrated in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Virtually all of the early governors of Tennessee are represented by one or more documents. There are also papers of Sam Houston, John Sevier, JohnQuincy Adams, James Robertson, Davy Crockett, and others; there is one legal writ bearing the unique signature mark...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Avery Leiserson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0256
Scope and Content Note

This collection is 3.34 linear feet, 8 Hollinger boxes which consist of correspondence, articles and book reviews by Avery Leiserson as well as materials relating to his academic career at the University of Chicago (1946 -1952) and at Vanderbilt University (1952 -1978). Other series in this collection include reprints, book reviews, magazine and newspaper articles written by others. The materials cover the years 1936 until his death in 2004.

Dates: 1936-2004

Tom Little Political Cartoons Collection

Identifier: MSS.0261
Dates: 1930s-1972

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