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J. Louis Adams Collection

Identifier: MSS.0019

The J. Louis Adams Collection, 1946-1947, consists of notes taken during law classes at Vanderbilt University by James Louis Adams, Jr., 1905-1964

Dates: 1946 - 1947

"The Advocates" Collection

Identifier: MSS.0020

The Advocates Collection, 1969-1975, consists of program schedules, discussion topics, transcripts, photographs, and other documents related to the Advocates television debate program.

Dates: 1969 - 1975

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

Robert Belton Papers

Identifier: MSS.0812
Dates: multiple

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

Simón Bolívar Collection

Identifier: MSS.1060

These papers relate to Benjamin Clement's offer to help Simón Bolívar seek exile in Jamaica, to the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830, and to Bolívar's sword and cloak, which ended up in Clement's possession.

Dates: 1830 - 1861

Simón Bolívar Manuscript

Identifier: MSS.0835

This collection contains a commission naming Jose Duran as Captain of the Escuadron on July 22, 1824. The commission is signed by Simón Bolívar.

Dates: 1824 July 22

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

Kate Pinsdorf DePierri Political Collection

Identifier: MSS.0799

The Kate Pinsdorf DePierri Political Collection (1914-1941) consists of pamphlets, books, newspapers, and correspondence collected by scholar Kate Pinsdorf DePierri.

Dates: 1914 - 1941

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

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