Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works dealing with literature in general, not limited to aesthetics, philosophy, history or any one aspect.

Found in 110 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Hill Duncan Papers

Identifier: MSS.0124

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Edgar Hill Duncan (1905-1980), longtime English professor at Vanderbilt.

Dates: circa 1930s-1980

O. B. Emerson Collection (William Faulkner)

Identifier: MSS.0131

The O. B. Emerson Collection, 1922-1990, consists of material that literary scholar O. B. Emerson, 1921-1990, collected about author William Faulkner, 1897-1962.

Dates: 1922 - 1990

Xavier A. Fernández Collection

Identifier: MSS.0137

This collection contains research materials from Xavier A. Fernández on Tirso de Molina. He was the author of Las comedias de Tirso de Molina.

Dates: multiple

Claude Lee Finney Papers

Identifier: MSS.0139

Doris Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS.0692

The Doris Fleming Collection documents the life and contributions of Doris Fleming, a singer and patron involved in multiple music clubs in Nashville. This collection encompasses a wide range of personal and biographical materials, including correspondence, photographs, and writings. The most significant part of the collection is the Music Collection, consisting of sheet music, programs, and notes on the music and songs.

Dates: 1921 - 1986

Father James Harold Flye Papers

Identifier: MSS.0148

The Papers of James Harold Flye (1884-1985) date from 1904 to 1983, with the bulk of the collections dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The collection includes Flye’s correspondence with over two hundred individuals (primarily letters received), journals kept in scattered years during the 1920s and 1930s and almost daily journals kept from 1957 to 1981, Flye’s own writings, and information regarding James Agee.

Dates: 1904 - 1983

Jesse Hill Ford Papers

Identifier: MSS.0150

This collection contains a selection of short stories and materials related to the play "The Conversion of Buster Drumwright" by Jesse Hill Ford.

Dates: 1954 - 2000

James Marshall Frank Papers

Identifier: MSS.0153
Abstract These papers consist primarily of correspondence and manuscript material that Fugitive poet James Marshall Frank collected. Also included here are items that came from him and other Fugitive poets and which were donated to Special Collections by his daughter Helen Frank. Donald Davidson, Laura Riding Gottshcalk, Sidney Hirsch, Merrill Moore, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren are among the Fugitive poets whose work is represented, and there are also letters to and from various members of the...
Dates: 1902 - 1981

Freolac Club Collection

Identifier: MSS.0158

This collection contains correspondence, meeting announcements, newspaper clippings, biographical material, program schedules, reports, rosters of members, copies of delivered speeches, lecture notes for presentations, and miscellaneous material. Dates of the material range from 1968 to 2006.

Dates: 1968 - 2006

Fugitive and Agrarian Collection

Identifier: MSS.0160

This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group.

Dates: 1922 - 1979

The Fugitive Reunion Collection

Identifier: MSS.0693
Scope and Content Note This small collection (2.33 linear feet) consists of the recordings and transcripts of the proceedings of the sessions of the Fugitive Poets Reunion held in Nashville, Tennessee and at Vanderbilt University on May 3, 4, 5 in 1956. The recordings were originally made on reel to reel tape, and have been transferred to audio cassettes and in 2010 to compact disc format. The 26 reel to reel tapes, audio cassettes and compact discs are included here. The transcriptions are bound in...
Dates: 1956

Ernest J. Gaines Collection

Identifier: MSS.0163

This small collection consists of one uncorrected proof copy of In My Father’s House by Ernest J. Gaines and a holograph manuscript fragment of 32 pages front and back of the same title.

Dates: circa 1970s

Frantisek W. Galan Collection

Identifier: MSS.0164

The Frantisek W. Galan Collection contains a series of Galan’s undergraduate and graduate school syllabi, personal notes, graded academic materials, various newspaper clippings, excerpts from his research projects, as well as student projects and evaluations. The majority of the Frantisek W. Galan Collection pertains directly to Galan’s academic career at Princeton University from the years 1971 to 1974.

Dates: 1967 - 1990

Caroline Gordon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0175

This .21 linear foot collection consists of three file folders. It includes one folder of outgoing correspondence from 1942, 1972, and 1973. In addition, the collection contains two of Gordon’s manuscripts: “Old Mrs. Llewellyn” and “The Olive Garden,” both of which are not dated.

Dates: 1942 - 1973

Herschel Gower Papers

Identifier: MSS.0176
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily comprised of 20 linear feet of manuscript materials, which include drafts of an unpublished novel with its title and text changes in various versions. The papers also include manuscripts of his novel Faces in a Nashville Arcade and of his biography of Charles Dahlgren, Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline. Professor Gower was a...
Dates: 1954 - 2019

Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection

Identifier: MSS.0183
Scope and Content Note The Rufus Wilmot Griswold Collection (1815 – 1857) consists of one Hollinger box (0.417 linear feet) and includes holograph letters, photographs, articles and photostats of letters written by and to Rufus Wilmot Griswold. The collection was formed in the 1930’s by Joy Bayless of Nashville, Tennessee while researching her biography of Rufus Wilmot Griswold which was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 1943. No records have survived as to when or how the Collection was...
Dates: 1812-1857

George Washington Harris Papers

Identifier: MSS.0194
Scope and Content Note

The George W. Harris papers contains correspondence, a bound volume of stories, including letters to editor and Sut Lovingood Yarns. Also included is the dissertation “The Life and Works of George Washington Harris” – by Donald Day, March 1942 and a typescript of the manuscript “High Times and Hard Times. Sketches and Tales” by George W. Harris – by M. Thomas Inge. © 2012 Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives

Dates: multiple

The John M. Hill Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0209
Description of Series Correspondence - Incoming. Incoming correspondence of 2 letters and 5 post cards, dating from 1916 to 1931. The correspondence is alphabetically arranged: Cabre, Ramon, Jan. 25, 1916; Faudo, Jose Manuel Lope, Aug., 1916; The Hispanic Society of America, Oct. 8, 1931; Sarpy, Melletta, Apr. 4, 1922; 2 illegible signatures, May 4, 1922, Apr. 8, 1929. Memorial Resolution. There is a xeroxed copy of this resolution, marked “Fac. Counc. Doc. No. 13 1966-1967”, which was prepared by...
Dates: multiple

Sidney M. Hirsch Collection

Identifier: MSS.0556


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