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Alf Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0018
Overview This collection contains newspaper clippings related to WWI and the 1915-1919 Vanderbilt football teams that Alfred Adams played for. Also included are telegrams and miscellaneous materials related to Alf Adams dating from 1917-1923.
Dates: circa 1915-1925; 1965-1967; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1923

Lisa Aron Collection – Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0710
Scope and Contents This .63 linear foot collection is housed in three boxes, and is an addition to her previous collection. This collection contains three original manuscripts. The manuscripts are broken down by chapters and described in series. Series I is titled: “Leaving Them Behind” (about Black Women in Nineteenth Century America). Series II is titled, “No Place for Them” (about Black Soldiers in World War I). Series...
Dates: multiple

Roy Crowdy Avery Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0028
Overview This .21 linear feet collection contains four reel-to-reel tapes, a transcript of the tapes, transcript from a diary kept by Roy Crowdy Avery during World War I, newspaper clippings, and a manuscript titled, “The Background on the Discovery of Histoplasmosis”.
Dates: 1918 - 1971

Eugene E. Barnett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0033
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection contains correspondence, vita, book review, and an 304-page typescript autobiographical manuscript. The manuscript is divided into 20 sections and has been put in file folders by section number.The autobiographical manuscript written by Eugene E. Barnett gives detailed information on his family background (the Barnett and Epperson Families), his boyhood, his college years with his involvement with the YMCA, the lives of his family both at home and...
Dates: 1888 - 1967

Bernard R. Breyer and Donald Davidson Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0573
Overview The collection contains four letters, one typed and three handwritten, dated from 1945 to 1946. Two of the letters discuss military life in World War I and World War II. Also included is a discussion regarding the Vanderbilt University athletic program and the upcoming football season.
Dates: 1945 - 1948

Marion H. Briggs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0574
Scope and Contents This .21 linear feet collection of 28 items contains 18 pieces of correspondence written to family members primarily during World War I pertaining to army life and health. The collection also contains a booklet, map, pamphlet, and roster from the late 19th century. The collection is arranged in 14 file folders.
Dates: 1883-1948

Stanley Fisk Bryan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0059
Overview This collection contains copies of the World War I letters of Captain Stanley Fisk Bryan to his mother, father, and brother. Most of the letters are typed, but several are handwritten. The collection also contains 3 newspaper clippings, 2 pamphlets, and song lyrics all relating to World War I.
Dates: 1917 - 1919

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0129
Overview The Robert Burns Eleazer Papers (1877–1973) include correspondence and writings by Eleazer as well as newspaper clippings, course and program outlines, press releases and pamphlets. There are several autobiographical writings as well as a transcription of Mr. Eleazer being interviewed by historian John Egerton shortly before Mr. Eleazer’s death in 1973. Writings by others include reviews, articles, pamphlets and student papers.
Dates: 1877 - 1973

Flexner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0024
Abstract Photos, letters, and publications about Abraham Flexner and other members of the Flexner Family including Morris Flexner, Marion Flexner, Jacob Flexner. and Simon Flexner. Dr. Flexner is best known for the highly influential Flexner Report on the state of medical education in the United States. The collection includes photographs, biographical material, correspondence, reprints, manuscripts, and a copy of the privately printed book: A...
Dates: 1898-2011; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1965

Harmon F. Gunn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0185
Overview This collection contains one handwritten diary describing experiences while assigned to a hospital group from Camp Funston during World War I. There are some sketches in the notebook. The entries are dated June 4, 1918 travelling France to July 2, 1919 back to New York.
Dates: 1918 - 1919

Edward Dickson Hicks Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0855
Overview 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.
Dates: 1798 - 1975

Samuel B. Langham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0250
Overview This collection contains 1 scrapbook of newspaper clippings and notes from World War I.
Dates: 1917 - 1919

John Metzger Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0847
Dates: multiple

World War I and World War II Pamphlet and Newspaper Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0801
Overview The World War I and II Pamphlet Collection has been arranged chronologically. There are seven items published during the First World War with the bulk of the collection containing newspapers and magazines from World War II published in the United States by servicemen stationed at bases across the country.
Dates: 1912 - 1945

Peterson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0631
Dates: multiple

Alvin York Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0811
Overview The Alvin York Collection is comprised one linear feet of artifacts. The materials are some of York's personal household items as well as a New Testament and scrapbook.
Dates: circa 1910s-circa 1954

 

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