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Agrarian Reunion Collection

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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

Cleanth Brooks Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0054
Overview This small collection (.21 linear feet ) includes correspondence between Cleanth Brooks and a number of Vanderbilt University faculty about the Fugitive Poets Reunion at Vanderbilt in 1956, the Literary Symposia in 1958 and 1964, and other literary and academic matters. There are also newspaper clippings and articles and several photographs taken by Merrill Moore at the 1956 Fugitive Poets Reunion at Vanderbilt.
Dates: 1938 - 1977

Karl and Jill Brussel Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0832
Dates: multiple

Nash Buckingham Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0965
Overview This collection contains correspondence (1963-1967), clippings (1910s), and the short story "Uncle Willis, Skimpy, and the Cotton Bale" by Nash Buckingham (1900).
Dates: 1900 - 1967

Ben Lucien Burman Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0063
Overview The Ben Lucien Burman Papers consist of xeroxed material relating to three of his books: Blow a Wild Bugle for Catfish Bend, Look Down That Winding River, and The Sign of the Praying Tiger. Included are carbon typescripts, holograph copies, worksheets, first drafts, galley proofs and an incomplete synopsis.
Dates: Undated

John Cope Caldwell Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0066
Dates: 1943 - 1969

Thomas Henry Carter Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0074
Overview The Papers in this collection reflect the various aspects of the brief but vigorous career of Thomas Carter as editor, critic, poet and teacher.
Dates: 1950 - 1962

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

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

Ann Jennalie Cook Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0649
Dates: multiple

Mozelle Adams Core Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0728
Scope and Content: This .21 linear foot collection consists mostly of papers written by Mozelle Adams Core while she was a student of Donald Davidson. The papers include reports, analysis of major works as well as many short stories. Some papers are typed while others are hand written. Many of these papers also include handwritten comments from Donald Davidson. Also, this collection includes a letter written by Davidson to the Vanderbilt University Press urging them to consider publishing students which he...
Dates: 1942-1946

Alfred Leland Crabb Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0089
Overview This collection contains Alfred Leland Crabb’s works and correspondences from 1910 to 1970. The first part covers correspondences with faculty, friends and publishing companies from 1925 to 1970. Crabb mainly worked with the Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company and the Johnson Publishing Company.
Dates: 1910 - 1970

Cumberland Poetry Review Records

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Identifier: MSS.0611
Dates: multiple

Curtze-Stiftung Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0096

Donald Davidson Early Poems Collection

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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

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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

Donald Davie Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0101
Overview The papers of author, educator, poet, and critic Donald Davie consist of his writings, published and unpublished, printed and in draft form, both manuscripts and typescripts, literary correspondence, personal and biographical data, materials pertaining to his academic career and other professional activities, works of his associates and colleagues, and writings by other twentieth century poets and authors, some of them Davie’s students.
Dates: 1942 - 1995

Richard M. Dohrmann Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0707
Dates: multiple

Robert Drake Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0117
Dates: 1953 - 1998

Robert Young Drake, Jr. Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0118
Dates: 1953 - 2001

 

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