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William Campbell Binkley Papers

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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

Richard Blackett Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0663
Dates: multiple

Dr. Ingram Bloch Collection

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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

Howard Boorman Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0047
Dates: 1908 - 2000

Howard Boorman Papers - Addition

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Identifier: MSS.0641
Dates: multiple

Oswald Eugene Brown Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0057
Dates: multiple

David L. Carlton Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0943
Overview This collection contains the papers of David Carlton, professor of History at Vanderbilt since 1983. He specializes in the history of the American South and American business history.
Dates: circa 1970s-2010s

Oliver Cromwell Carmichael Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0878
Overview The papers of O.C. Carmichael, 3rd Chancellor of Vanderbilt, are comprised of correspondence, his writings including addresses, articles, book manuscripts and institutional reports, and other materials relating to Oliver Carmichael’s long and distinguished career in teaching, university administration, and educational consulting.
Dates: 1920s-1966

Founder's Capers Collection

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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

George Pullen Jackson Papers – faculty

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Identifier: MSS.0225
Scope and Content Note The George Pullen Jackson collection is divided into five series: Correspondence; Articles; Notes on Songs; Songs; and Phonographs and Tapes. Series I contains both outgoing and incoming correspondence. Much of it relates to Jackson’s song collecting and arrangements for performances. In Series II, there are articles by and about Jackson, as well as newspaper clippings and photographs. The extensive Notes on Songs in Series III include research materials and...
Dates: undated

Dillard Jacobs Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0226
Dates: multiple

Willard Brownell Jewell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0229
Dates: 1919 - 1979

James Hampton Kirkland Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0242
Scope and Content Note The Papers of James Hampton Kirkland, the second chancellor of Vanderbilt University, are composed of eighteen cubic feet of material that represent Kirkland’s life, particularly his tenure at Vanderbilt (Professor of Latin, 1886 - 1893, Chancellor, 1893 - 1937, Chancellor Emeritus 1937 - 1939). The collection is organized into these series: Correspondence, Writings, Personal and Biographical, Academic Career, Organizations/Institutions, Newspaper...
Dates: 1859 - 1939

Robert T. Lagemann Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0245

James J. Lang Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0249
Scope and Contents This collection, measuring .66 linear feet, contains three series of field notes: Series I, housed in 12 acid-free file folders, relates to Notes of a Potato Watcher, covers potato crops, viruses that effect the potato, research into ways to prevent the viruses, genetic engineering of the potato, production, pests, and breeders. File folders follow the format from the table of contents. Note: An abstract written by Professor Lang is included with the...
Dates: 1981 - 1998

Douglas Edward Leach Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0253
Scope and Content Note The Douglas Edward Leach Papers, 1950’s-1994, include correspondence, class notes and teaching materials, lectures, materials pertaining to professional organizations and activities, manuscripts of writings, and research materials. The thirteen boxes of this collection cover approximately 5.46 linear feet. Theses materials are arranged in five series and encompass the years of Dr. Leach’s professional career as a professor of history. As a group, these papers present a clear picture of a...
Dates: 1950’s-1994

Avery Leiserson Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0256
Scope and Content Note This collection is 3.34 linear feet, 8 Hollinger boxes which consist of correspondence, articles and book reviews by Avery Leiserson as well as materials relating to his academic career at the University of Chicago (1946 -1952) and at Vanderbilt University (1952 -1978). Other series in this collection include reprints, book reviews, magazine and newspaper articles written by others. The materials cover the years 1936 until his death in 2004.
Dates: 1936-2004

Dorothy Bethurum Loomis Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0266
Scope and Content Note The Dorothy Bethurum Loomis papers range from material collected at the beginning of the 20th century to those collected in the late 1980s. The first box of the collection consists of Loomis's biographical and academic materials such as personal correspondences, newspaper clippings, photographs, and handwritten notes found in her papers. Also included are her academic writings/published articles. The next box consists of teaching tools such as handouts, transparencies, and translated works....
Dates: circa 1918-1983

George Mayfield Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0288
Scope and Content Note The George Mayfield Papers, 1900-1966, contain correspondence, music, theatre, language, and science programs, newspaper clippings, a calendar, and personal writings that touch on the many associations and organizations in which Dr. Mayfield held membership or interest.
Dates: 1900 - 1966

George Noel Mayhew Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0289
Scope and Content Note The Papers of George Noel Mayhew date from approximately 1853 to 1965 and document his education and career as a religious scholar and businessman. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Extensive correspondence document Mayhew’s career and his participation in the Disciples of Christ Church and his writings and business records provide insight into his many fields of interest. The papers are comprised of approximately thirteen cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 flat) of...
Dates: 1853-1965

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