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This collection contains correspondence, photographs, poems, and other items related to WWI and the Sidney Acker.
This collection contains 1 document of 21 pages compiled by Adam G. Adams in 1974. It is a listing of the descendants of Adam Gillespie Adams, son of David and Jane Gillespie Adams of Ballyfatton, Ireland who emigrated to Tennessee in 1839.
This collection has two series. Series I contains correspondence written to Ward Allen from his family and friends during his college years. The correspondence is in the form of letters, postal cards, and greeting cards. Series II relates to Dr. James H. Joyner of Sumner County, Tennessee. It contains information on property ownership (tax receipts, insurance policies, mortgage), stock dividend receipts, and lists of medical debts owed to Dr. Joyner for his services.
This collection of two file folders contains a copy of the Lexington Progress from 1952 that includes reprints from old letters and writings nearly a century old that were discovered at the old Robert Bailey farm house. The excerpts are Antebellum and Civil War Era. Other newspaper clippings are also included regarding the obituaries of Bailey and Stewart Family of Henderson County, Tennessee.
This .42 linear feet collection contains 51 items (of which 20 are photographs) relating to the lives of the Baxter and Jackson families, Nashville, and Vanderbilt University.
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.
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.
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.
The collection is comprised of journal articles and studies produced by Dr. Evans as well as correspondence between Dr. Evans and various colleagues and associates. The collection includes Dr. Evan’s obituary, printed in the Tennessee Banner in May, 1981.
The Finley Family lived in rural West Tennessee. The collection contains newspaper clippings that focus on farming and/or livestock problems, and the lyrics to old songs, which were published in the Commercial Appeal in the 1920s. It also includes a World War II Ration Certificates and Booklet.
The Landon Cabell Garland Papers (1830-1958) includes correspondence, diaries, speeches, sermons, a report to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, and personal and biographical materials. These are personal papers of Chancellor Garland and are not to be confused with his university papers. This collection is a small snapshot of Chancellor Garland's personal life, with the family correspondence providing the main interest.
- Subject: family papers X
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 10
- Vanderbilt University--History 9
- Scrapbooks 8
- Nashville (Tenn.)--History 7
- Vanderbilt family 7
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 6
- World War, 1914-1918 6
- World War, 1939-1945 6
- Religion 5
- Southern States--History 5
- Tennessee--History 5
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 5
- Diaries 4
- Southern States--Culture 4
- Business 3
- Education 3
- Genealogy 3
- United States--Politics and government 3
- Correspondence 2
- Economics 2
- George Peabody College for Teachers 2
- Postcards 2
- Slavery 2
- Tennessee History 2
- Vanderbilt University--Board of Trust 2
- antebellum 2
- Activists 1
- Adams, Adam Gillespie, 1820-1895 -- Family 1
- Adams, Adam Gillespie, 1887- -- Family 1
- Adams, Adam Gillespie, 1887- Archives 1
- African Americans--Civil rights 1
- Carson-Newman College -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography 1
- Civil rights--United States 1
- Colombia--Social life and customs 1
- Contract bridge--History 1
- Fugitives (Group) 1
- Horses--Pedigrees 1
- Ireland--Genealogy 1
- Journalism 1
- Joyner, James H. 1
- Kappa Alpha Theta--History 1
- Latin America 1
- Law 1
- Literature 1
- Matagorda County (Tex.) -- History 1
- Photograph albums 1
- Photographs 1
- Physicians -- Tennessee -- Sumner County -- Biography -- Sources 1
- Plantations 1
- Poetry 1
- Political activists 1
- Psychology 1
- Social movements 1
- Tennessee--Genealogy 1
- Trotting Horse Breeders Association 1
- United States--History 1
- University of Florida--Presidents 1
- Vanderbilt Family Reunion (1973) -- Archival resources 1
- Vanderbilt University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography 1
- Vanderbilt University Centennial Celebration -- Archival resources 1
- Vanderbilt University. Divinity School 1
- Yacht racing 1
- sororities 1 + ∧ less
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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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