Activists

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Those that advocate or engage in vigorous action, persuasion, or campaigning related to political or social causes.

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Donald G. Beisswenger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0040

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

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

Edwin Hamlett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0188
Scope and Content Note The Edwin Hamlett Papers contain a variety of material pertaining to Ed Hamlett’s life, acquaintances, and materials from the impressive number of organizations in which he participated. The collection spans 39.62 linear feet in total, and covers the years from 1954 to 1988. Most of the material, however, is concentrated between the 1960’s to 1975, and his involvement in civil rights and psychiatric nursing. The papers include correspondence, large numbers of notes, photographs, reports,...
Dates: 1954 - 1988

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

 Collection
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

Ogden Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0690

Political Buttons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0863

Nancy A. Ransom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0361

Howard Romaine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0883

 

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