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Agrarian Reunion Collection

 Collection
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

William Campbell Binkley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0042
Overview This collection contains the papers of William Campbell Binkley, chair of the Department of History at Vanderbilt University from 1930-1953. Binkley's research interests involved the history of the American West, especially the early history of Texas.
Dates: 1920 - 1970

George M. Britton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0052
Overview This collection is comprised of documents related to the history of Texas and Tennessee from 1817-1865. It comprises four parts: documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; Senate and House broadsides from 1835-1848; Scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.
Dates: 1817 - 1924

James L. Britton III Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0053
Overview This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.
Dates: 1836 - 1875

Gordon T. Chappell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0702
Dates: multiple

Clark Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0079
Overview The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Members of the family settled in Franklin, KY and Russellville, KY.
Dates: 1816 - 1899

Jack Corn Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0774
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

Walter Durham Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0881
Dates: multiple

John Egerton Papers

 Collection
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, 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

O.B. Emerson Collection (William Faulkner)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0131
Dates: multiple

Walter Lynwood Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0144
Dates: 1900 - 1932

William H. Fleming Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0145
Overview This collection contains 2 items by the Honorable William H. Fleming.
Dates: 1906

Grand Ole Opry Collection

 Collection
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

Dewey W. Grantham Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0179
Dates: 1950 - 1990

Alfred T. Hamilton Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0187
Scope and Contents This collection contains copies of letters written by Alfred T. Hamilton to his father, 1858 and 1859. He was a doctor in Franklin County, and his letters discuss the medical conditions of this patients as well as living conditions in the South. Copies of 2 letters from James B. Childs to Mrs. Noble in 1961 regarding the location of the town.
Dates: 1858-1859

William Giles Harding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0189
Scope and Contents This .42 linear feet collection is divided into three series: Series I includes original, handwritten general correspondence sent to William Giles Harding primarily from Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1827-1872. The letters discuss Agricultural and Meterological Societies, importation of Llamas and Alpacas from South America to Tennessee, the Civil War, and politics. It also includes an address by Matthew Fontaine Maury before the...
Dates: 1827-1872

Mildred Haun Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0198
Overview This collection contains the papers of Vanderbilt graduate Mildred Haun, who wrote a number of short stories, songs, articles, and more, including the book The Hawk's Done Gone.
Dates: 1927 - 1969

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