Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Doris Fleming Papers

Identifier: MSS.0692
Scope and Content Note This collection of papers is contained in 13 Hollinger boxes and measures 5.42 linear feet. The papers are comprised of personal and biographical materials that include genealogical research materials, legal documents and related correspondence, and photographs. The collection also includes Doris Fleming’s writings, mostly poems, written during the 1920’s when she lived in New York City. The Music Collection is the most significant series and is comprised of sheet music, programs,...
Dates: multiple

Founder's Capers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0151

This collection contains four boxes related to the original musical “Founder’s Capers” performed at the Vanderbilt Faculty Club, specifically related to their 1961 performance. The complete cast was comprised of Vanderbilt professors, family members, and students.

Dates: 1961 - 1962

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie Collection

Identifier: MSS.1000

This collection contains manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and realia related to Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie. The photographs series in particular is extensive, documenting Gillespie's entire life and career. This collection was purchased through the NMAAM-Vanderbilt University Collections Initiative.

Dates: circa 1940s-2003

Gowthorpe, Montague Collection

Identifier: MSS.0177
Scope and Contents The Montague F. Gowthorpe Opera Collection was created a period of years by Montague F. Gowthorpe chairman of the Detroit Symphony and one of the original vice-presidents at Paramount Pictures. Gowthorpe was born in Kings Lyn, England in 1898 and was a lifetime devotee of opera which he regarded as the highest form of art and entertainment. After his death in 1980 this collection was passed to his niece, Bonnie Lamar, MD of Tennessee. She donated it to Special Collections in 1998....
Dates: 1893 - 1960

Grand Ole Opry Collection

Identifier: MSS.0178

This collection, donated in 1967 by Jesse Wills, is composed of a wide variety of items of historical and musical interest, including songbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other unique items. As president of National Life and Accident Insurance Company, the parent company of WSM, Inc. and the Grand Ole Opry, Wills had access to a wide variety of material associated with country music in general and the Grand Ole Opry in particular.

Dates: 1930s-1960s

Roy Harris Collection

Identifier: MSS.0676

Mildred Haun Papers

Identifier: MSS.0198

This collection contains the papers of Vanderbilt graduate Mildred Haun, who wrote a number of short stories, songs, articles, and more, including the book The Hawk's Done Gone.

Dates: 1927 - 1969

Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

Identifier: MSS.0654
Scope and Content Note

This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.

Dates: multiple

Isabel Howell Papers

Identifier: MSS.0216

Joseph Hyman and Moss Hart Collection

Identifier: MSS.0787
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of material contained in 3 ½ Hollinger boxes and 1 flat box and includes photographs, letters, telegrams, scripts, playbills, legal documents, and newspaper clippings that relate to the collaborative theatrical efforts of producer Joseph Hyman and playwright Moss Hart and his brother Bernard Hart. The collection covers the years 1918-1977.The majority of the collection highlights the long standing and successful professional and personal...
Dates: 1918 - 1977

George Pullen Jackson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0225
Scope and Content Note The George Pullen Jackson collection is divided into five series: Correspondence; Articles; Notes on Songs; Songs; and Phonographs and Tapes. Series I contains both outgoing and incoming correspondence. Much of it relates to Jackson’s song collecting and arrangements for performances. In Series II, there are articles by and about Jackson, as well as newspaper clippings and photographs. The extensive Notes on Songs in Series III include research materials...
Dates: undated

Louis Thurston Nicholas Papers

Identifier: MSS.0314
Abstract The Papers of Louis Thurston Nicholas, which cover the years 1894-2006, consist of 208 linear feet of material and are concerned with Nicholas’s personal and professional life. Major series in the papers include Personal and Professional Correspondence; material relating to his activities in the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS); Personal and Biographical papers; his Musical and Academic Career and programs from the George Peabody College Concert Series; ...
Dates: 1894 - 2006

Richard Peterson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0780

R. Knox Pitts, III Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS.0744

Boots Randolph Collection

Identifier: MSS.0691

Francis Robinson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0367

Alfred Schnittke Manuscripts

Identifier: MSS.0895

A working short-score manuscript for Sinfonisches Vorspiel for the entire work notated in pencil on 32-stave "Star Nr. 37" music manuscript paper, containing numerous corrections, amendations, directions, indications pertaining to scoring, and furnished with lists of numbers (in cm) indicating the space to be allowed for the width of each bar in the successive fair-copy autograph.

Dates: 1994 May 25

Alfred Schweitzer Collection

Identifier: MSS.0788
Scope and Contents The Albert Schweitzer Collection (6.25 linear feet) consists of magazines, pamphlets, newsletters, letters, correspondences, calendars, postcards, cards, stamps, medallions, posters, vinyl records, printed music, sculptures, a paperweight, a decorative dish, bookmarks, a drawing—all of which reflect Schweitzer’s life as Alsatian-born theologian, organist and Bach-enthusiast, missionary-doctor at Lambaréné, Gabon, and a Nobel Peace Prize humanitarian. Many of the materials came from Tennessee...
Dates: multiple

Dinah Shore Collection

Identifier: MSS.1020
Abstract The Dinah Shore collection consists of the personal and professional materials of Dinah Shore, an award-winning singer and television host. The collection spans the 1920s through the 2010s, with the bulk of the materials from 1960-1989, coinciding with the peak of Dinah’s television career. Materials include photographs (both professional and personal), newspaper clippings, limited correspondence, books and booklets, and manuscripts. Highlights include the professional photographs, which are...
Dates: 1920s-2010s

Phillip Slates Collection

Identifier: MSS.0396
Scope and Contents

The Philip Slates Collection (3.36 linear feet) consists of autographs, music scores, sketches, essays, writings, letters, notes, drawings, newspaper clippings, event programs, photographs, and various administrative documents. The materials reflect the teaching and composition work of Slates during his time as a faculty member at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: multiple


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