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Anne Scales Benedict Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0039
Overview This 1.05 linear feet collection, 4 boxes, has two series: Series I contains materials related to the activities of the Vanderbilt Alumnae Council, especially their efforts to persuade the University to hire a Dean of Women, build a women’s dormitory, and to raise money toward these ends. Series II contains materials unrelated to Vanderbilt Alumnae Council and includes some personal correspondence, ephemeral items, a Bible, pamphlets, a postcard album with 155 cards plus 5 individual postcards,...
Dates: 1896 - 1951

Sandra McMullin Bennett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0795
Scope and Content Note Sandra McMullin Bennett’s papers are divided into five series, according to her work with various organizations: Business and Professional Women/ USA; Tennessee Economic Council on Women; Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus; Nashville Women’s Political Caucus; and Personal Papers. Her papers include reports, summaries of legislative actions, economic summits and political workshop materials, campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. Also included is an official Proclamation of the...
Dates: multiple

Frances M. Crater Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0665
Scope and Content Note Most of these papers are records of Fran Crater’s work with the women’s movement in the first half of the 1970’s when the growth of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was countrywide, and when the work for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment was a major movement throughout the United States. Fran Crater, along with her mother-in-law Flora Trimmer Crater, whose work is also represented in these papers, were important organizers in the women’s movement and in NOW and ERA....
Dates: multiple

Susie Daniel Kirtland Green Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0180
Scope and Contents The collection documents Green's professional life as a birth control advocate.

For more information on Susie Daniel Kirtland Green and birth control in Tennessee see article “Class, Controversy, and Contraceptives: Birth Control Advocacy in Nashville, 1932-1944” by William B. Turner in Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Fall, 1994.
Dates: 1932 - 1967

Nancy Hendrix Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0206
Scope and Contents The Nancy Hendrix collection consists of one box, or .21 linear feet, of photocopied documents. Ms. Hendrix, a Vanderbilt alumnus (Masters Degrees 1967 and 1973; PhD 1974), was active in the establishment and development of the Nashville women’s movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Topics covered in the collection include articles and clipping on the national women’s movement as well as other socio-political issues of the time period including southern history issues and the...
Dates: multiple

Salynn McCollum Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0699
Scope and Content Note The Salynn McCollum Papers consist of 2.085 linear feet of materials. The collection includes correspondence and writings by McCollum, as well as newspaper clippings, journal and magazine articles, and photographs. The majority of the material represents McCollum’s participation with the Civil Rights Movement during the first half of the 1960s. Many items were generated while she was a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The collection is...
Dates: bulk 1960s

Nancy A. Ransom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0361

Mary Anne Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0401
Scope and Content Note Comprised of 17 boxes (7.5 lin. feet) and includes subjects on China, nuclear war and weapons, women’s rights, worker’s rights, socialism, and diaries and correspondence. The China records contain information about the U.S. – China People’s Friendship Association. This section also contains records from the group’s trip to China, led by Smith, in 1976. The documents in this section range in dates from 1975-1977. Another series contains information about nuclear war and...
Dates: 1964-1985

Catherine Snow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0656
Dates: multiple

Martha Sue Thrasher Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0453
Dates: multiple

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

Victoria Webb Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0496
Overview This collection contains photographs taken by Victoria Webb as the result of her involvement with the women’s liberation movement in Nashville during the 1970s and with the publication titled “Women’s Free Express”.
Dates: 1970s

Mary Jane Werthen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0497
Dates: 1941 - 1998

Women's Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0820
Dates: multiple

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