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Alexander "Early Swearing In" Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0790

Lamar Alexander Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use. Processing of the Senatorial Papers is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries related to Senate materials.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

James R. Sasser Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0810
Overview This collection contains the political papers of former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to China, James R. “Jim” Sasser. The Sasser Papers (1976-2010) include personal files belonging to both him and his wife Mary Sasser, campaign materials, U.S. Senate files and materials encompassing constituent and non-constituent correspondence, invitations and schedules, office administration files, legislative, subject, and staff files, press clippings, committee work, and speeches, ambassador files and...
Dates: 1936 - 2013

John Seigenthaler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0829
Overview This collection contains the papers of John Seigenthaler, journalist, writer, and longtime editor of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler was a prominent advocate for First Amendment rights and founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Seigenthaler also worked for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and was a longtime friend of the Kennedy family.
Dates: 1920 - 2014

James D. Squires Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0588
Overview The James D. Squires (1943-) papers were donated to Vanderbilt University in 2005 and encompass his careers as a journalist and editor, as a political adviser, and as an author. The Nashville native graduated from Peabody College in 1966 and started his journalism career at the Tennessean.
Dates: Inclusive: 1955-2004; Bulk: 1981-2002; Majority of material found within 1981 - 2002

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0441
Scope and Contents The Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) Records consist of materials collected by TISL alumni from its earliest inception in 1966 through the present. The collection is divided into three series; Series I. TISL Publications & Related Organizations; Series II. General Assemblies; and Series III. Oversize Materials. Series I. TISL Publications & Related Organizations is comprised of newsletters published by TISL, the organizations...
Dates: 1966 - 2017

Molly H. Todd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0459
Overview This collection contains the papers of Mary Hart "Molly" Todd, first president of the reconstituted League of Women Voters of Nashville. Todd was a strong advocate for voting rights, racial integration, and women's rights.
Dates: 1943 - 1993

Henry N. Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0507
Overview This collection contains one 1942 journal article written by Henry N. Williams.
Dates: 1942 November

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