United States--History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

William Campbell Binkley Papers

Identifier: MSS.0042

This collection contains the papers of William Campbell Binkley, chair of the Department of History at Vanderbilt University from 1930-1953. Binkley's research interests involved the history of the American West, especially the early history of Texas.

Dates: 1920 - 1970

Dewey W. Grantham Papers

Identifier: MSS.0179

This collection contains the papers of Dewey Grantham, longtime professor of history at Vanderbilt from 1952-1991. Grantham was a preeminent scholar of the twentieth century South. This collection is mostly processed with a small (7 linear feet) unprocessed addition.

Dates: 1950 - 2002

Paul Hardacre Papers

Identifier: MSS.0669
Scope and Contents The 14 cubic feet collection includes Paul Hardacre’s research materials, teaching materials, correspondence, maps, student papers and dissertations, grade books, and assorted news publications related to the Vanderbilt history department and historical associations. The materials in the collection reflect his specialization in British history. The collection also contains Paul Hardacre’s dissertation The Royalists during the Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660....
Dates: multiple

Stanley F. Horn Collection

Identifier: MSS.0213
Abstract The Stanley F. Horn Collection of Tennessee Manuscripts contains more than six hundred individual pieces. Although they range in date from 1782 to the 1870s, most are concentrated in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Virtually all of the early governors of Tennessee are represented by one or more documents. There are also papers of Sam Houston, John Sevier, JohnQuincy Adams, James Robertson, Davy Crockett, and others; there is one legal writ bearing the unique signature mark...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: MSS.0668
Scope and Content Note The Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection (1782-1978) includes material ranging over a wide variety of subjects, from an early (1870) printed poem of Bret Harte to rules for dueling to an 18th century pamphlet by Thomas Paine. The most extensive part of the collection pertains to the Civil War and Tennessee history. There are many 19th century pamphlets dealing with the election and presidency of Andrew Jackson. There are also numerous materials pertaining to the Civil...
Dates: 1782 - 1978

Andrew Jackson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0224

This collection contains four handwritten legal trial transcripts, arranged in four file folders, signed by Andrew Jackson who was the Judge of the Superior Court. A typescript of each letter is included in the folders.

Dates: 1791 - 1803

Mary Anne Kernan Collection

Identifier: MSS.0238

Douglas Edward Leach Papers

Identifier: MSS.0253
Scope and Content Note The Douglas Edward Leach Papers, 1950’s-1994, include correspondence, class notes and teaching materials, lectures, materials pertaining to professional organizations and activities, manuscripts of writings, and research materials. The thirteen boxes of this collection cover approximately 5.46 linear feet. Theses materials are arranged in five series and encompass the years of Dr. Leach’s professional career as a professor of history. As a group, these papers present a clear picture of a...
Dates: 1950’s-1994

Meriwether Liston Lewis Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0258

Chase C. Mooney Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081044641789]
Identifier: MSS.0298

This collection includes a review written by Mooney of a biography written about Davy Crockett, a short biography of William Blount, a review written by Thomas B. Alexander on "Political Reconstruction in Tennessee", and an article titled "The Politics of Elites: Prominence and Party in Davidson County, Tennessee, 1835-1861" by Burton W. Folsom II, a former student of Mooney's.

Dates: multiple

Frederick Wightman Moore Papers

Identifier: MSS.0299
Scope and Content The Frederick Wightman Moore Papers consist primarily of correspondence, research and lecture notes, and various writings from his career as Professor and Dean at Vanderbilt University. The collection contains 0.834 linear feet of materials. The correspondence, notes, and writings found in the collection provide a summary of Dr. Moore’s interests, specifically the teaching of History. Many of the letters are inquiries to other universities about the teaching of History in each respective...
Dates: 1899-1909

Petition for Land in New York

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081048299311]
Identifier: MSS.0614

Contains a correspondence to George Washington from Jebediah Sanger, Timothy Bittle, and Henry McMill petitioning for more land in New York to support a religious minister and the group that follows him.

Dates: November 3, 1791

Robert Polk Thomson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0700

Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman Collection

Identifier: MSS.0460

This collection contains copies of correspondence between Kemp Tolley and James Stahlman. It also contains an essay, and 2 copies of newsletters edited by Kemp Tolley. The letters discuss a wide range of topics: World War II, Cuba, China, Russia, Roberts Commission, Kennedy Assassination, and the Warren Commission.

Dates: 1973 - 1986

Curtis Howe Walker Papers

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


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