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History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0590
Scope and Content The material in this collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by students in History 295-01, The History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt, taught by Dr. Peter Felten Fall 2004. The collection includes digital audio files of the interviews, interview transcripts, a class syllabus, and annotated bibliographies of select resources assigned to students for research. Interview questions focused on student experiences and perspectives on desegregation during...
Dates: 2004

John Robert Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0313
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of Dean J. Robert Nelson’s materials relating to the events at Vanderbilt University that were known as “the Lawson affair.” In 1960, a graduate student in the Divinity School was dismissed from the University, despite the Dean’s objections, for his participation in local lunch-counter sit-ins. In protest Nelson resigned as Dean of the Divinity School. Most of this collection is comprised of correspondence ranging from before Nelson’s appointment as Dean in 1957...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

Charles E. Roos Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0371
Abstract

This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.

Dates: 1985 October 22

Henry Lee Swint Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0429
Abstract The Henry Lee Swint Papers date from 1933 to 1978 and are comprised primarily of correspondence, writings, and research notes. Swint carried on an extensive correspondence with students, former students, and colleagues at other institutions, mainly discussing research interests and personal concerns. A more limited correspondence with faculty and other colleagues at Vanderbilt contains information regarding administrative matters, including controversial subjects such as the 1960 dismissal...
Dates: 1933 - 1978

Voices of Vanderbilt Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0480
Abstract

This collection contains oral history interview tapes and transcripts from the Voices of Vanderbilt project. For a full list of subjects, transcripts, and interviews, contact Special Collections.

Dates: 1990s-2000s

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