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William Beard Papers

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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

Richmond Croom Beatty Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0038
Overview The Richmond Croom Beatty Papers (1905-1961) include correspondence and writings by Beatty as well as reviews, newspaper clippings, photographs, journal and magazine articles, class notes, index cards and manuscripts of writings by others.
Dates: 1905 - 1961

Charles Bissell Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0043
Dates: multiple

Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0004
Overview This collection contains the papers of Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney. Major topics of interest include multiple versions of Brainard Cheney’s novels, the Pine Barrens and Rivers of Southeastern Georgia, materials relating to the Cheney’s friendships with many of the Fugitive/Agrarian writers, Brainard Cheney’s interest in Catholicism, Tennessee Politics in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, race relations and civil rights, Library Science and reference services.
Dates: 1841 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s

Bill Christie Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0760
Dates: multiple

Christine Sadler Coe Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0084
Overview This collection consists of a wealth of material relating to Christine Sadler Coe’s life long career in journalism and to that of her husband, Richard Coe, who was the longtime theater critic for The Washington Post. The papers are comprised of seven series which document her life as well as the mid-century events and crises of America and the world. A leader in the field of journalism, her papers follow her career trajectory and experiences as a female...
Dates: 1902 - 1981

Donald Davidson Papers

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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

John Egerton Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0128
Overview The John Egerton Papers, 1950s-2003, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, speeches, research materials, publication materials, publicity for books, reviews, legal and financial documents, memorabilia, clippings and photographs, programs from cultural events, scrapbooks and periodicals on race relations and school desegregation, and audio and video tapes.
Dates: 1950’s–2003

John Egerton Papers - Estate Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0849
Scope and Contents The Estate Papers of John Egerton make up this second addition to his papers already held in the Special Collections and Archives of Vanderbilt University. These thirty-five boxes cover a wide range of topics pertaining to his career from 1960 to 2014.There are seven boxes of correspondence, ranging in date from 1963 to 2014. Some of the correspondence is personal, but most of it concerns his work as a writer.Other material pertains to Egerton’s speeches and...
Dates: 1960 - 2014

John Egerton Papers, Addition

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Identifier: MSS.0695
Scope and Content Note Most of this addition to John Egerton Papers (MSS128) consists of freelance articles Egerton wrote between 1966 and 2006. There are also additional materials relating to his books: A Mind to Stay Here (1970); The Americanization of Dixie (1973); and Nashville: The Faces of Two Centuries (1979). Other materials include speeches, book reviews, and planning for Nashville’s first Southern Festival of...
Dates: multiple

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0129
Overview 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

Julian Goodman Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0880
Scope and Content Note: This collection is comprised of the personal and corporate papers including photographs, audio visual material, and memorabilia of Julian Goodman who was both President and Chairman of the Board of NBC (the National Broadcasting Company) from 1966 until his retirement in May of 1979. The dates of these papers range from 1941 - 1996, with the majority of the material in the 34 year period that Goodman worked for NBC ( 1945 - 1979). The collection is comprised of approximately 65...
Dates: multiple

George Washington Harris Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0194
Scope and Content Note The George W. Harris papers contains correspondence, a bound volume of stories, including letters to editor and Sut Lovingood Yarns. Also included is the dissertation “The Life and Works of George Washington Harris” – by Donald Day, March 1942 and a typescript of the manuscript “High Times and Hard Times. Sketches and Tales” by George W. Harris – by M. Thomas Inge. © 2012 Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives
Dates: multiple

Coleman A. Harwell Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0797
Scope and Content Note: The Coleman Harwell Papers consist of six folders. Researchers will find photographs of Coleman Harwell; correspondence between him and his peers from 1953 – 1958; notes Harwell collected; and a 1954 article concerning an attack on a reporter of The Nashville Tennessean.
Dates: multiple

Clara Hieronymus Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0627
Dates: multiple

Gerald Holly Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0587
Dates: multiple

Bill Kovach Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0783

Louise LeQuire Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0887
Scope and Content Note The Louise LeQuire Papers are composed of 11.7 linear feet of research, writings, correspondence and photographs from her career as an artist, curator, writer and teacher. The dates of the collection range from the 1950s to the early 2000s and contain much of LeQuire’s own work as well as extensive research on notable artists of the time LeQuire was also a tireless advocate for individual artists in the Nashville community, and her collection reflects that interest through its...
Dates: 1950s-2000s

Tom Little Political Cartoons Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0261
Dates: 1930s-1972

Merrill Moore and Louise Davis Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0302
Scope and Contents The Merrill Moore and Louise Davis Collection, 1943-1956, includes an Autobiographical sketch of Merrill Moore, correspondence, poetry, bibliography and articles, publication materials, articles about Merrill Moore, and personal and biographical materials. The collection is small, only 1/3 of a cubic foot. The majority of this collection is focused on the person of Merrill Moore, both as a doctor and a poet.
Dates: 1943 - 1956

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