University of Nashville

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The University of Nashville was founded on Dec. 29, 1785 as Davidson Academy. It reorganized in 1806 as Cumberland University. On Nov. 27, 1826, it became the University of Nashville.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Pope Black Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 30081048957074]
Identifier: EBL-1226

Collection consists of a student class notebook prepared by Samuel P. Black while a medical student at the Medical Department of the Univesity of Nashville during the 1856-1857 session. The notebook of 121 pages contains notes from lectures delivered by the faculty in November of 1856. The notes of faculty members include: Dr. Paul F. Eve, John Berrien Lindsley, Dr.Thomas R. Jennings, Dr. John M. Watson, Dr. William K. Bowling, Dr. A. H. Buchanan, and Dr. C. K. Winston.

Dates: 1856

Delta Kappa Epsilon

 Record Group — Box 1-7
Identifier: RG.0130

The Delta Kappa Epsilon collection, 1847-2009, consists of correspondence, minutes, and promotional materials related to the Gamma Chapter of the fraternity.

Dates: 1847 - 2009

Alfred William Douglass Diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081045863663]
Identifier: MSS.0116

This collection contains one handwritten, penciled, notebook which represents class notes taken by Alfred William Douglass while a student at University of Nashville, dated November 20, 1841. The notebook contains 118 numbered pages of history, theology, and poetry notes.

Dates: 1841

Alice Parr Collection

Identifier: MSS.0609
Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection is comprised of 22 photographs, in 13 file folders, taken between 1899 and 1902 of Alice Parr, her classmates, and a University of Nashville school building. The photographs are in alphabetical order where identified, otherwise grouped by date.

Dates: 1899 - 1902

William H. Payne Papers

Identifier: MSS.0326

James D. Porter Papers

Identifier: MSS.0341

This collection contains one document.

This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.

Dates: 1902

University of Nashville Diploma

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081047372945]
Identifier: MSS.0979

This collection contains a handwritten diploma from the University of Nashville presented to John Donelson in 1828.

Dates: 1828


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