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Donald Davidson Early Poems Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0698
Scope and Content Note This small collection of 11 typescript poems with some holograph notes by Donald Davidson dating from 1916 was given to Vanderbilt University Special Collections by James Summerville, who was given the poems by Will Ella Tatom Johnson Smith ( Mrs. James Mapheus Smith), who was given the poems by Donald Davidson. Mrs. Smith was first married to Stanley Johnson, one of the Fugitive poets, and she herself wrote poetry. These poems were never published in the ...
Dates: multiple

Donald Davidson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0002
Scope and Contents The Donald Davidson Papers (1906 - 1968) include correspondence and writings by Davidson as well as reviews, research materials, publications materials, publicity for books, legal and financial documents, family records, newspaper clippings and photographs, segregation materials, and manuscripts of writings by others. The bulk of the materials come from the 1920's through the 1960's. Davidson received his B. A. and M. A. degrees from Vanderbilt University and remained at the...
Dates: 1906 - 1968

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0160
Overview This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group.
Dates: 1922 - 1979

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0622
Scope and Content Note This collection, 3.34 linear feet, is an addition to the Fugitive and Agrarian Collection MSS 160. It includes a wide range of items relating to the Fugitive and Agrarian groups and is especially valuable in the holdings of items from the 1980’s and 1990’s including correspondence, articles, book reviews, and other materials. In addition to the Fugitives and Agrarians themselves, whose biographical notes follow below, associates represented in this collection include:
Dates: 2012

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