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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

Denna Frank Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0142
Overview The papers of Denna F. Fleming include material from several areas of his life and work - those of teacher, writer, political scientist, and concerned citizen. They cover the years 1930-1974.
Dates: 1930 - 1974

Denna Frank Fleming Papers (Addition)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0706
Scope and Content Note for the Addition This Addition to the Denna Frank Fleming Papers came to Vanderbilt University Special Collections after the death of Mrs. Doris Fleming in 1989. It measures 4.26 linear feet and is contained in 7 full Hollinger boxes and one oversize box and covers the years 1893 - 1989. It completes the Denna Frank Fleming Papers which were given to Vanderbilt in February 1981, and which measure 7.55 cubic feet, 21 Hollinger boxes. These papers include materials from several areas of his life and...
Dates: 1893 - 1989

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

Gowthorpe, Montague Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0177
Dates: multiple

Grand Ole Opry Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0178
Overview This collection, donated in 1967 by Jesse Wills, is composed of a wide variety of items of historical and musical interest, including songbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other unique items. As president of National Life and Accident Insurance Company, the parent company of WSM, Inc. and the Grand Ole Opry, Wills had access to a wide variety of material associated with country music in general and the Grand Ole Opry in particular.
Dates: 1930s-1960s

Allen Nelson Peltier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0331
Dates: multiple

Francis Arthur Robinson Papers - Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0647
Dates: multiple

Francis Robinson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0367
Dates: 1913 - 1979

John Lark Taylor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0434
Overview The John Lark Taylor Papers contain correspondence, plays and original music by Taylor, photographs, promptbooks, playbills, radio scripts, and other stage and radio memorabilia spanning 1879 to 1944.
Dates: 1879 - 1944

WSM Radio and Television Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0535
Scope and Contents The WSM Radio & TV collection is composed of correspondence, photographs, scripts of radio programs, and promotional material. It is stored in thirteen manuscript boxes, eight of which contain scripts of radio programs. Dates of the collection range from 1928 to 1966 with a large portion of the material dated in the 1940s.WSM Radio is probably best known as the station that broadcasts the Grand Ole Opry. Scripts from Opry broadcasts together with autographs and photographs of...
Dates: 1928 - 1966

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