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William Alford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0762
Abstract

This collection dating from 1923-1932 documents Mr. William Alford’s association with the Vanderbilt Glee Club and his time as a student of Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1923 - 1932

Anne Scales Benedict Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0039
Abstract This 1.05 linear feet collection, 4 boxes, has two series: Series I contains materials related to the activities of the Vanderbilt Alumnae Council, especially their efforts to persuade the University to hire a Dean of Women, build a women’s dormitory, and to raise money toward these ends. Series II contains materials unrelated to Vanderbilt Alumnae Council and includes some personal correspondence, ephemeral items, a Bible, pamphlets, a postcard album with 155 cards plus 5 individual...
Dates: 1896 - 1951

Sidney Boutwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0725
Scope and Content Note

The Sidney Boutwell Collection is contained within a single, flat box with the vast majority of it being photographs. Also in the collection is a more detailed biography, fraternity certificates, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook.

Dates: Undated

Nora Chaffin Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0077
Abstract

This small collection of .21 linear feet contains articles, papers, and newspaper photographs of Vanderbilt University in its early days. It also includes maps and articles from the Vanderbilt Alumnus magazine.

Dates: 1905 - 1981

Gerald Henderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0767
Abstract

This collection contains one scrapbook of photographs detailing the construction of buildings for the Vanderbilt hospital and Medical School in 1936-1938.

Dates: 1936 - 1938

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

ROTC-Navy Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0297
Abstract

This collection contains a deconstructed scrapbook of photographs of ROTC-Navy at Vanderbilt Univerity from the years 1966-1970.

Dates: 1966 - 1970

James G. Stahlman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0413
Abstract This collection contains the papers of James G. Stahlman, publisher of the Nashville Banner from 1930 to 1972 and member of the Board of Trust for Vanderbilt from 1927 until his death in 1976. As publisher, Stahlman and the conservative Banner carried on storied battles with the more liberal Tennessean until the Banner's sale to the Gannett Corporation in...
Dates: 1915 - 1976

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0468
Scope and Contents The Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection consists of material transferred to Vanderbilt University from the Manalapan, Florida, estate after the death of Vanderbilt's widow, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt. The collection spans the years from approximately 1910 to 1978. It contains linear feet of material, largely comprised of correspondence and scrapbooks on contract bridge, yacht racing, and Vanderbilt University. The collection covers only certain aspects of Harold Vanderbilt's...
Dates: circa 1910-1978

Stella and William Vaughn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0477
Dates: multiple

Herbert and Blanche Henry Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0494
Dates: multiple

 

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