Civil rights--United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

John Egerton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0128
Abstract

The John Egerton Papers, 1950s-2003, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, speeches, research materials, publication materials, publicity for books, reviews, legal and financial documents, memorabilia, clippings and photographs, programs from cultural events, scrapbooks and periodicals on race relations and school desegregation, and audio and video tapes.

Dates: 1950’s–2003

John Egerton Papers - Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0849
Scope and Contents The Estate Papers of John Egerton make up this second addition to his papers already held in the Special Collections and Archives of Vanderbilt University. These thirty-five boxes cover a wide range of topics pertaining to his career from 1960 to 2014.There are seven boxes of correspondence, ranging in date from 1963 to 2014. Some of the correspondence is personal, but most of it concerns his work as a writer.Other material pertains to Egerton’s speeches and...
Dates: 1960 - 2014

Robert Burns Eleazer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0129
Abstract

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

Herbert J. Gilmore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0784

Hugh Davis Graham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0543
Abstract

The Hugh Davis Graham is a small collection of two Hollinger boxes (.83 linear feet) the biggest part of which are his published articles. Also in the collection are notes, programs from conferences, newspaper clippings, research, and emails. Most of the content in the Hugh Davis Graham Collection relates to his interests in Civil Rights and Policy History, more specifically the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action.

Dates: 1987 - 2002

Nancy Hendrix Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0206
Scope and Contents Nancy Hendrix, a Vanderbilt alumna (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 Vietnam War. Of particular interest in this collection is a series of papers published under...
Dates: 1960s-1970s

History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0590
Scope and Content The material in this collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by students in History 295-01, The History of Undergraduate Desegregation at Vanderbilt, taught by Dr. Peter Felten Fall 2004. The collection includes digital audio files of the interviews, interview transcripts, a class syllabus, and annotated bibliographies of select resources assigned to students for research. Interview questions focused on student experiences and perspectives on desegregation during...
Dates: 2004

Everett Long Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0265

A. W. "Bill" Martin, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS.0672

Salynn McCollum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0699
Abstract

The collection includes correspondence and writings by Salynn 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).

Dates: bulk 1960s

John Robert Nelson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0313
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of Dean J. Robert Nelson’s materials relating to the events at Vanderbilt University that were known as “the Lawson affair.” In 1960, a graduate student in the Divinity School was dismissed from the University, despite the Dean’s objections, for his participation in local lunch-counter sit-ins. In protest Nelson resigned as Dean of the Divinity School. Most of this collection is comprised of correspondence ranging from before Nelson’s appointment as Dean in 1957...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

Ogden Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0690

Howard Romaine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0883

Charles E. Roos Papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081048300713]
Identifier: MSS.0371
Abstract

This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.

Dates: 1985 October 22

Carol Hamilton Scott and James M. Lawson, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0813
Abstract

This collection contains 30 pieces of correspondence from James M. Lawson, Jr. to Carol Hamilton during his time in prison for refusing to enlist in the Korean War. It also includes two pieces of correspondence from the Department of Justice to Carol Hamilton receiving permission to write James Lawson, three essays, and three postcards.

Dates: 1950 - 1953

 

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