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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.
The collection consists of Nellie Burns' diaries which contain business transactions, social interactions, and her daily activities.
This diary contains travel writings from December 23, 1886 and January 18, 1887. The unidentified writer was traveling in Cuba with a friend named Charlie Starbuck. He mentions visiting a bullfight by Luis Massantini, a holiday celebration, a balloon ascension by Captain Infanti, and seeing Sarah Bernhardt. The last half of the notebook is filled with irrelevant writings (recipes, notes, etc.).
This collection contains one diary of J. S. Davis from 1914, sparsely noted. It includes general information regarding matriculation at Vanderbilt and, relative to monies received and what was paid.
The Landon Cabell Garland Papers (1830-1958) includes correspondence, diaries, speeches, sermons, a report to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, and personal and biographical materials. These are personal papers of Chancellor Garland and are not to be confused with his university papers. This collection is a small snapshot of Chancellor Garland's personal life, with the family correspondence providing the main interest.
This collection contains five items, arranged in four folders.
This collection contains a diary written by a woman working on a cotton and peanut farm in south Alabama at the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931. The diary details daily farming life in rural Alabama.
This collection contains a handwritten daily diary dated 1915-1916 by Ranson Griffin. Griffin is 74 year old woman that details her life, family, and friends in rural Alabama.
This collection contains one handwritten diary describing experiences while assigned to a hospital group from Camp Funston during World War I. There are some sketches in the notebook. The entries are dated June 4, 1918 travelling France to July 2, 1919 back to New York.
This small collection of two Hollinger boxes (.84 linear feet) contains correspondence and personal and biographical materials relating to Andrew Jacob Haun and Mattie Francis Oliver Haun, aunt and uncle of the southern writer Mildred E. Haun, whose papers are also held by Special Collections in the Vanderbilt University Library
This collection contains three diaries of T.M.N. Jones, describing his service in the Cavalry of the Confederate Army from September 24, 1863 to May 23, 1865. There is a typed transcript of the same. The collection is in two file folders.
This small collection contains one handwritten diary from the Civil War, a typescript of the diary, and a book from 1895.
This collection contains three items, listed and described below:
This collection includes correspondence, diaries, journals where articles were published, etc. Series I contains incoming correspondence that is arranged alphabetically, then by date in the folders. A few pieces of correspondence are written in French and Spanish. Series II contains publications.
Books received with the collection were removed and catalogued.
This collection contains a small diary from P. Phelps during the American Civil War. Phelps was in Co. G of the 49th Regiment of NY. He enlisted from Clymer, Chautauqua Co., NY.
- Subject: Diaries X
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 5
- family papers 4
- Education 3
- Religion 3
- Tennessee--History 3
- World War, 1939-1945 3
- Confederate States of America 2
- George Peabody College for Teachers 2
- Poetry 2
- Southern States 2
- Southern States--History 2
- United States--Politics and government 2
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 2
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 2
- Vanderbilt University--History 2
- Aerial reconnaissance 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 1
- Armed Forces 1
- Brazil--Description and travel 1
- Brazil--Social life and customs 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- Geology 1
- George Peabody College for Teachers--Faculty 1
- Homosexuality 1
- Journalism 1
- Latin America 1
- Literature 1
- Music 1
- North Carolina--Robeson County. 1
- Performing arts 1
- Postcards 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Sexual minorities 1
- Slavery 1
- Southern States--Culture 1
- Southern States--Description and travel 1
- Southern States--In literature 1
- Southern States--Social life and customs 1
- United States. Air Force 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1 ∧ less
- Nixon, Herman Clarence 1
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