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1897 Centennial Exposition Collection

Identifier: MSS.0959
Overview This collection contains a promotional pamphlet and 18 photographs from the 1897 Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition that opened May 1, 1897 and closed October 31, 1897 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dates: 1897

Sidney H. Acker Collection

Identifier: MSS.0664

Adam Gillespie Adams Collection

Identifier: MSS.0005
Overview This collection contains 1 document of 21 pages compiled by Adam G. Adams in 1974. It is a listing of the descendants of Adam Gillespie Adams, son of David and Jane Gillespie Adams of Ballyfatton, Ireland who emigrated to Tennessee in 1839.
Dates: 1974

Alf Adams Papers

Identifier: MSS.0018
Overview This collection contains newspaper clippings related to WWI and the 1915-1919 Vanderbilt football teams that Alfred Adams played for. Also included are telegrams and miscellaneous materials related to Alf Adams dating from 1917-1923.
Dates: circa 1915-1925; 1965-1967; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1923

J. Louis Adams Collection

Identifier: MSS.0019
Overview This collection consists of 11 bound volumes of notes taken during law classes at Vanderbilt University from 1946-1947 by J. Louis Adams. The volumes are labeled by class.
Dates: 1946 - 1947

"The Advocates" Collection

Identifier: MSS.0020
Overview This one cubic foot (2 manuscript boxes) collection contains information, primarily from 1969 and 1970, regarding the creation of this television debate program, program schedules, discussion topics, transcripts from the first season of broadcast (both official and unofficial, except for May 17, 1970), photographs, and problems with the FCC. The collection is arranged by subject. The appendix lists the names of the advocates for each show, their guests, participants, decision makers, and...
Dates: 1969 - 1975

Agrarian Reunion Collection

Identifier: MSS.0021
Overview This collection of 3 Hollinger boxes (1.26 linear feet) contains reel to reel audio tapes and transcripts (original and photocopies) of the proceedings of the Agrarian Reunion at the Southern Literary Festival which took place at the University of Dallas in Texas on April 19, 20, 21 1968. Participants in the Reunion were Agrarians Andrew Lytle, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren.
Dates: 1968

Alexander "Early Swearing In" Oral History

Identifier: MSS.0790

Honey Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS.0734.1
Overview This collection contains the papers of Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The finished portion of this collection documents her time serving as First Lady of Tennessee from 1979-1987. Access to this collection is restricted.
Dates: 1960 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1986

Lamar Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use, and access is limited to approved researchers. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

William Alford Collection

Identifier: MSS.0762
Overview 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

Jack Allen Collection

Identifier: MSS.0650
Overview The Jack Allen Collection is an accumulation of Allen’s productive life as an educator at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The collection comprises five linear feet relating to Jack Allen’s career and writings.
Dates: 1941 - 2000

Ward Sykes Allen Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0023
Overview This collection has two series. Series I contains correspondence written to Ward Allen from his family and friends during his college years. The correspondence is in the form of letters, postal cards, and greeting cards. Series II relates to Dr. James H. Joyner of Sumner County, Tennessee. It contains information on property ownership (tax receipts, insurance policies, mortgage), stock dividend receipts, and lists of medical debts owed to Dr. Joyner for his services.
Dates: 1857 - 1942

Alpha Omicron Pi Collection

Identifier: MSS.0746
Scope and Content Note This collection contains materials relating to the Alpha Omicron Pi’s Nu Omicron chapter at Vanderbilt University. There are programs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia arranged by decade from the 1920s through the 1950s. Also included are photographs from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Dates: undated

Joe R. Anderson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0024
Overview This a 6 page carbon copy of the typescript ‘Origin and History of Bristol-Goodson’ dated 1866 written by Joe R. Anderson, the founder of Bristol, Tennessee.
Dates: circa 1866

Joseph Anderson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0890
Overview This collection contains 10 letters dated 1815-1832 signed by Joseph Anderson, U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1797-1815 and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury from 1815-1836.
Dates: 1815 - 1832

C. Dale Andrews Collection

Identifier: MSS.0860

John S. Andrews Collection

Identifier: MSS.0025
Overview This collection contains a medical receipt made out to Dr. John S. Andrews in 1857.
Dates: 1857

Verley Archer Collection

Identifier: MSS.0254
Scope and Content Note The Verley Archer Collection consists of materials relating to the Vanderbilt Family Reunion held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Vanderbilt University, March 16-17, 1973. Ms. Archer conducted extensive research into the genealogy of the Vanderbilt family and located descendants of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt living in 1973. Included in the Verley Archer Collection are research notes and materials, completed questionnaires from family members, correspondence,...
Dates: 1960’s-1980’s

Richard F. Arenstorf Collection

Identifier: MSS.0861

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