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Robert A. Baldwin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0583
Scope and Contents The 3 linear feet collection contains 28 designs of stage scenery from various play productions created over a 30-year period. The stage scenery designs have been professionally matted. There are also 17 costume designs for men, women and/or groups from various time periods. A CD-ROM of all designs is included. The collection is stored in five flat boxes.
Dates: 1953-2004

Katherine Barnes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0032
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one Hollinger box and is comprised of programs for theatre, ballet and musical performances she attended throughout her life. The collection is divided into three series: Playbills, Chicago Stage bills and Theatre and Ballet- Books
Dates: 1907 - 1970

Dr. Ingram Bloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0045
Overview The Ingram Bloch Collection contains theatre playbills and programs spanning from 1929 to 1953 arranged chronologically. The collection primarily features theater programs, along with some opera programs.
Dates: 1929 - 1953

Charles Faulkner Bryan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0058
Overview This collection contains materials relating to Charles Faulkner Bryan and it includes photocopies of correspondence between Bryan and Donald Davidson, with whom he collaborated on the musical Singin’ Billy. Also in this collection is sheet music of pieces by Bryan and includes the Songs for Children Series, the Bell Witch Secular Folk Cantata, Tennessee Folk Songs and other music by Bryan.
Dates: 1948 - 1983

Colville Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0086
Dates: 1900 - 1929

Francis Craig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0091
Overview The Francis Craig Collection contains material ranging in date from 1919 to 1994 and makes up 2.51 linear feet. The papers include personal and biographical information, correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. The major portion of the collection, however, dates from the 1930’s and 1940’s and consists of clippings, sheet music, and recordings.
Dates: 1919 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930s-1940s

Sidney Dalton/Stephen Foster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0736
Dates: multiple

Cyrus Daniel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0099
Overview The Cyrus Daniel Papers include compositions and arrangements by Daniel; miscellaneous programs 1944-1951; a bound copy of Vanderbilt University A Cappella Choir History, 1937-1967; and a selection of A Cappella Choir records, 1944-1965.
Dates: 1937 - 1967

Clarise DeQuasie Collection (Luciano Pavarotti)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0108
Dates: multiple

Richard M. Dohrmann Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0707
Dates: multiple

Thomas Fensch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0135
Overview The collection contains numerous document formats all pertaining to Country and Western music. The contents date from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, with only a few exceptions.
Dates: 1948-1970s

Jesse Hill Ford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0150
Overview This collection contains a selection of short stories and materials related to the play "The Conversion of Buster Drumwright" by Jesse Hill Ford.
Dates: 1954 - 2000

Founder's Capers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0151
Overview This collection contains four boxes related to the original musical “Founder’s Capers” performed at the Vanderbilt Faculty Club, specifically related to their 1961 performance. The complete cast was comprised of Vanderbilt professors, family members, and students.
Dates: 1961 - 1962

Louisa F. France Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0152
Overview The Louisa F. France Collection documents over six decades of musical performances staged in the United States and Europe. Measuring 4.2 linear feet, the collection is organized chronologically and represents a wide spectrum of classical performers and musical styles.
Dates: 1922 - 1985

Julian Goodman Papers

 Collection
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

Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0654
Scope and Content Note This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.
Dates: multiple

Jack Hurst Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0630

Joseph Hyman and Moss Hart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0787
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of material contained in 3 ½ Hollinger boxes and 1 flat box and includes photographs, letters, telegrams, scripts, playbills, legal documents, and newspaper clippings that relate to the collaborative theatrical efforts of producer Joseph Hyman and playwright Moss Hart and his brother Bernard Hart. The collection covers the years 1918-1977.The majority of the collection highlights the long standing and successful professional and personal...
Dates: 1918 - 1977

William Inge Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0623
Scope and Content The William Inge Collection consists of 17 folders is contained in one archival box (.42 linear feet.) There are three series. The Independence Collection series contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and one item of correspondence related to the addition of the Collection to Independence Community College and its Dedication even which took place October 25, 1981. The News Clippings series includes selections from local...
Dates: 1953 - 1981

Jon Krampner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0882
Overview The Jon Krampner Papers (created from 1992-1997) are comprised of research materials pertaining to his published biography of Fred Coe. The papers include notes (both written and highlighted photocopies), clippings, photocopies of clippings, photographs, cassette tapes with interviews (recorded from 1992-1995), typed transcripts of these interviews, notes prior to the interviews and post interview notes, occasionally with follow up questions.
Dates: 1992 - 1997

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