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Alexander "Early Swearing In" Oral History

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Identifier: MSS.0790

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

History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0590
Scope and Content The material in this collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by students in History 295-01, The History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt, taught by Dr. Peter Felten Fall 2004. The collection includes digital audio files of the interviews, interview transcripts, a class syllabus, and annotated bibliographies of select resources assigned to students for research. Interview questions focused on student experiences and perspectives on desegregation during the...
Dates: 2004

Timothy Hodgson Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0749
Dates: multiple

Mrs. Samuel H. Orr Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0320
Dates: multiple

Vandy Goes to War: World War II Remembered Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0634
Scope and Content and History Note Vandy Goes to War: World War II Remembered an Oral History was begun in the autumn of 2006 with the intention of making a record of the various experiences of Vanderbilt and Peabody men and women during the World War II. The electronic archive, to be read and listened to is available at this link: Paper copies of the transcripts and other supporting materials donated by the participants are housed in Special Collections and University Archives....
Dates: multiple

Voices of Peabody

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Identifier: MSS.0606
Scope and Content and History Note This Oral History Project was begun in the spring and summer of 2005 with the intention of making an archival record of diverse experiences of the Merger in 1979 of Vanderbilt University with George Peabody College for Teachers. This electronic archive and the transcriptions along with supporting materials include 27 interviews with faculty, staff, former students, and former Board Members both at Vanderbilt and Peabody and covers a range of questions including changes brought about at both...
Dates: multiple

Voices of Vanderbilt Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0480
Overview This collection contains oral history interview tapes and transcripts from the Voices of Vanderbilt project. For a full list of subjects, transcripts, and interviews, contact Special Collections.
Dates: multiple

Who Speaks for the Negro Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0667
Dates: multiple

Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0696
Overview This collection contains the papers of Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright who was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The collection provides a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole.
Dates: circa 1940s-2004

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