family papers

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Personal papers of members of a single family; usually of parents and their children, but sometimes including papers of spouses and their families as well.

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Christophe Schmidt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0645

Wilbur Carson Sensing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0387
Abstract

Contains an autobiographical booklet by Wilbur Carson Sensing.

Dates: undated

Florence Teague Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0437
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Florence Teague, and her family. It contains the original 1883 handwritten essay by Mary Summers Conwell, her school certificates, and a newspaper clipping regarding her prize. Florence Teague wrote the family biography.

Dates: 1883 - 1968

John Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0450
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection contains 63 letters, two postcards, and one V-Mail Christmas Card from John Thompson to several family members while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. The letters are arranged in file folders chronologically by year, then month.

Dates: 1941-1945

Wilbur Fisk Tillett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0386
Scope and Contents Note

This.21 linear feet collection, in 23 file folders, contains family correspondence Wilbur Tillett received from several family members, postcards, poems, and a pamphlet. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1875 - 1936

Cornelius Vanderbilt, IV Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0467
Abstract

The Cornelius Vanderbilt IV Papers, 1897-1974, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, lecture materials, reviews of his books and film, personal papers, legal and business documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks of his various writing and lecture projects. The forty-five boxes of the collection cover approximately 26.03 linear feet.

Dates: 1897 - 1974

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0468
Scope and Contents The Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Collection consists of material transferred to Vanderbilt University from the Manalapan, Florida, estate after the death of Vanderbilt's widow, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt. The collection spans the years from approximately 1910 to 1978. It contains linear feet of material, largely comprised of correspondence and scrapbooks on contract bridge, yacht racing, and Vanderbilt University. The collection covers only certain aspects of Harold Vanderbilt's...
Dates: circa 1910-1978

Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0476
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann (1884 Jan. 7 - 1977 March 20). Elizabeth Vann was a Vanderbilt graduate (B.A. 1904, M.A. 1905) and New Jersey State Director of the Women's and Professional Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s, among many other jobs. She was also involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Leonia Women's Club, the Civic Conference, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1890 - 1977

Curtis Howe Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0483
Scope and Contents The collection contains his 1905 thesis from Yale University, outgoing/incoming correspondence, a manuscript, some class notes, 70 photographs, a postcard collection [related to European travel depicting medieval architecture and religious themes], and 47 lantern slides.In addition, the collection contains the correspondence between members of his mother’s family, the Johnston’s, during the Civil War; a scrapbook , and Turkish pictures presented to his mother when she came to...
Dates: 1853 - 1960

Nancy A. Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0837
Scope and Content Note The collection is comprised of letters exchanged between Nancy A. Walker, the late Vanderbilt English Professor and the Director of the Women's Studies Center, and her childhood friend, Charles "Jeff" Howie date from 1959 to 1995. The vast majority of letters were exchanged during the 1960s as Walker studied English at Louisiana State University and completed her Ph.D. at Kent State. The collection solely comprises of her outgoing mail. The letters are deeply personal and...
Dates: multiple

Dick Whitworth Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0776

Matthew Wills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0751
Abstract

This collection contains around 20 items by or about Fugitive poet Ridley Wills, dating from 1919 to 1957.

Dates: 1919 - 1957

 

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