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Verley Archer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0254
Scope and Content Note The Verley Archer Collection consists of materials relating to the Vanderbilt Family Reunion held in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Vanderbilt University, March 16-17, 1973. Ms. Archer conducted extensive research into the genealogy of the Vanderbilt family and located descendants of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt living in 1973. Included in the Verley Archer Collection are research notes and materials, completed questionnaires from family members, correspondence,...
Dates: 1960’s-1980’s

Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0593
Overview This collection contains 9 items in 9 file folders that reveal the life of Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, snippets regarding the Smith family, and the Vanderbilt family during the later part of the 19th century, and the first part of the 20th century.
Dates: 1965 - 1998

Jules dePolignac Letter

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Identifier: MSS.0765

D.E. Heydrich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0778
Dates: circa 1880

Dorothy K. MacDowell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0269
Dates: multiple

John James Tigert IV Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0455
Dates: 1824 - 1964

Cornelius Vanderbilt Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0472
Dates: multiple

Cornelius Vanderbilt, IV Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0467
Scope And Content Note The Cornelius Vanderbilt IV Papers, 1897-1974, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, lecture materials, reviews of his books and film, personal papers, legal and business documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks of his various writing and lecture projects. The forty-five boxes of the collection cover approximately 26.03 linear feet. Cornelius Vanderbilt IV was an inveterate traveler and much of his writing consists of articles written for several different...
Dates: 1897 - 1974

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0468
Scope and Contents The Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection consists of material transferred to Vanderbilt University from the Manalapan, Florida, estate after the death of Vanderbilt's widow, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt. The collection spans the years from approximately 1910 to 1978. It contains linear feet of material, largely comprised of correspondence and scrapbooks on contract bridge, yacht racing, and Vanderbilt University. The collection covers only certain aspects of Harold Vanderbilt's...
Dates: circa 1910-1978

William H. Vanderbilt, III Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0469
Dates: multiple

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