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Sidney H. Acker Collection

Identifier: MSS.0664

Lisa Aron Collection

Identifier: MSS.0651
Scope and Contents This .42 linear foot collection contains one original, handwritten, family history about World War II, Nazi Germany, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and the Aftermath of the War. The collection is divided by chapters.
Dates: 1932-1965

Cherrie E. Barrow Diary

Identifier: MSS.0969
Overview This collection contains a 5-Year diary from a young woman living in Old Hickory, Tennessee at the outset of WWII (1939-1943). The author is a high school student at the beginning of the diary and talks about her daily life with some breaks in between entries.
Dates: 1939 - 1943

William Beard Papers

Identifier: MSS.0037
Overview The paper contain two scrapbooks, one limited to only clippings, the other scrapbook has newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, pamphlets, booklets, itineraries, newsletters, Navy Day event-related papers, bulletins, a poem, and a resume. Also included is a publication titled: “Men Make the Navy,” a series of 20 articles.
Dates: multiple

Howard Boorman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0047
Dates: 1908 - 2000

Bernard R. Breyer and Donald Davidson Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MSS.0573
Overview The collection contains four letters, one typed and three handwritten, dated from 1945 to 1946. Two of the letters discuss military life in World War I and World War II. Also included is a discussion regarding the Vanderbilt University athletic program and the upcoming football season.
Dates: 1945 - 1948

Henry M. Carney Collection

Identifier: MSS.0072
Overview This collection contains a photocopy of one handwritten letter with typescript, and one poem. The letter describes the long trek from the Southeast to California, by way of New York in 1868. The poem relates to World War II experiences in Europe.
Dates: 1868; undated

Charles F. Delzell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0105
Dates: multiple

Anna Coile Durham Collection

Identifier: MSS.0684
Scope and Content Note: This .21 linear foot collection consists of the booklet King George sent to blind Allied soldiers in French Braille. An English translation of King George’s message is included. The collection also contains a letter written by the organization’s founder George A. Kessler which is written in French. In addition, a letter to Anna Coile Durham from the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund is included which was sent to her with this copy of King George’s message.
Dates: 1919

Allen S. Eskind World War II Papers

Identifier: MSS.0633
Scope and Content This Collection is .21 linear feet and includes Allen Eskind’s WWII Journal in fifteen chapters and his official correspondence during his time of service with the U.S. Navy. A photograph album in electronic digitized format that documents his Naval tour of duty during the second World War will be available online at the Vandy Goes to War: World War II Remembered website.
Dates: undated

Finley, J. E. Papers

Identifier: MSS.0138
Overview The Finley Family lived in rural West Tennessee. The collection contains newspaper clippings that focus on farming and/or livestock problems, and the lyrics to old songs, which were published in the Commercial Appeal in the 1920s. It also includes a World War II Ration Certificates and Booklet.
Dates: 1920 - 1957

Howard Campbell Gilmer, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0754
Dates: multiple

William B. Hackett Collection

Identifier: MSS.0186
Scope and Contents This collection contains four handwritten letters, arranged chronologically in two file folders, from William B. Hackett to Mrs. J. E. Pierson during World War I.
Dates: 1918-1919

Fiske Hanley II Collection

Identifier: MSS.0577
Scope and Contents This collection contains two bound volumes. The first volume covers the History of the 504th Bomb Group (VH) in World War II and the second volume is The 20 th Air Force Album.
Dates: 1944 - 1945

Marc H. Hollender Collection

Identifier: MSS.0211
Scope and Contents This collection has been arranged into three series: Series I contains personal correspondence to Marc Hollender and his wife, Betty Hollender, during World War II. Most of the letters are handwritten, some on regular stationary and others on V-Mail stationary. The letters are arranged by person and by the year received. Correspondents are Samuel Fraerman, Stanley Frankel, Sam Schwartz, George Sharpe, Jerome Solomon, Leonard Solomon, and Gerald Tannebaum.Series II...
Dates: 1933 - 1994

Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0654
Scope and Content Note This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.
Dates: multiple

Frank K. Houston Collection

Identifier: MSS.0215
Overview This collection contains a scrapbook with newspaper clippings about WWII from 1941-1945.
Dates: 1941 - 1945

Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers

Identifier: MSS.0753
Overview This .21 linear ft. collection contains correspondence, some handwritten, written by Julius Jacobsen while he worked in Colombia, South America. Most date from 1936-1941. The majority of the letters describe his time in Colombia and business activities.
Dates: 1936 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Samuel E. Johnson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0804
Dates: multiple

Mary Anne Kernan Collection

Identifier: MSS.0238
Dates: multiple

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