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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.
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.
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.
This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.
This collection contains 21 letters, mostly written by James C. Chowning to his mother and sisters, during the Civil War and afterwards. They describe his training with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Confederate Army, and military operations of those troops.
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.
This collection provides information on the life and career of an early settler in Nashville, John Elisha Davis. Much of this collection consists of land documents and early survey records. Researchers interested in the Davis family history will also find rich material in a short family booklet.
This collection contains 4 typed copies of the same document regarding men involved in a secret society during the Civil War. It appears to be a portion of the record of a court-martial of men involved in a “Peace Society” called “The Knights of the Golden Circle.” The first few pages of the document are missing.
This collection contains the papers of Dewey Grantham, longtime professor of history at Vanderbilt from 1952-1991. Grantham was a preeminent scholar of the twentieth century South. This collection is mostly processed with a small (7 linear feet) unprocessed addition.
This collection is primarily composed of business and personal receipts of David Morris Harding and his wife, Fanny Gieves Harding, from the early 19th century. It also includes a few letters, account statements and books, land records/surveys, and miscellaneous notes. David Morris Harding is the Uncle of William Giles Harding of Belle Meade Plantation.
The E.D. Hicks Family Papers collection contains the personal and buisness records of the Hicks family. The collection spans the life of four generations of the Hicks family. The Hicks family was a prominent cattle farm owning family in Nashville, Tennessee. The majority of this collection's materials focus on the 2nd and 4th generations of the family.
- Subject: United States--History X
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 47
- United States--History 16
- Southern States--History 15
- Tennessee--History 12
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 11
- Southern States--Culture 11
- family papers 10
- Diaries 5
- Civil war 4
- Correspondence 4
- Scrapbooks 4
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 4
- Confederate States of America 3
- United States--Politics and government 3
- antebellum 3
- Education 2
- Law 2
- Military history 2
- Native American 2
- Slavery 2
- Southern States 2
- Tennessee History 2
- Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 2
- World War, 1914-1918 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- African Americans 1
- Agrarians (Group of writers) 1
- Archaeology 1
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political and social views 1
- Authors, American -- Southern States -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Autobiographies 1
- Business 1
- College presidents 1
- Courts-martial and courts of inquiry 1
- Economics 1
- Educational law and legislation--Tennessee 1
- Elections 1
- Elections--Southern States 1
- Elections--United States 1
- Engineering 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- Governors -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century 1
- Governors' spouses 1
- Governors--United States--Election 1
- History, Ancient 1
- History--Study and teaching--United States 1
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005 1
- Hurricanes 1
- Library science 1
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
- Literature 1
- Matagorda County (Tex.) -- History 1
- Music 1
- North Carolina--Robeson County. 1
- Pamphlets 1
- Poetry--1860-1870 1
- Political campaigns--Law and legislation 1
- Political campaigns--United States--Case studies 1
- Political campaigns--United States--History 1
- Political parties--Southern States 1
- Postcards 1
- Presidents--United States 1
- Presidents--United States--Election--1996 1
- Presidents--United States--Election--2000 1
- Railroad bridges 1
- Railroads -- History 1
- Religion 1
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence 1
- Southern States--Politics and government 1
- Southern States--Politics and government--1951- 1
- Supreme Court justices--Tennessee 1
- Tennessee--Genealogy 1
- Tennessee--Politics and government 1
- Texas--History 1
- Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846 1
- Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Campaigns 1
- United States. Army 1
- United States. Congress--Elections 1
- United States. Department of Education. Office of the Secretary 1
- University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus) 1
- Vanderbilt University--History 1 ∧ less
- Owsley, Frank Lawrence 1
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This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
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