Southern States--Culture

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

James C. Kelly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0711
Abstract

This collection contains bound publications containing articles by James Kelly about the South.

Dates: 1975 - 1995

Andrew Nelson Lytle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0267
Abstract

The Papers of Andrew Nelson Lytle (1902-1995), author, educator, editor, critic and Vanderbilt University alumnus (B.A. 1925), were acquired from Mr. Lytle in three segments. Lytle was a member of the Agrarian literary movement and was close colleagues with Robert Penn Warren, John Crowe Ransom, and Allen Tate.

Dates: Inclusive: 1873-1988; Bulk: 1920-1960

Vivian Marsh Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0287
Scope and Contents

This collection contains four letters written to Vivian Marsh from Mabel Mobley in Johnston, South Carolina. Mobley was born into slavery. In 1967, when these letters were written, she lived on the Marsh Plantation.

The letters are not dated, but one of the envelopes has a postmark. Topics discussed in the letters include cotton, peaches, pecans, blackberries, Japanese fruit cake, winkemaking, and how people treat the elderly.

Dates: undated

Robert Manson Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0308

Frank Lawrence Owsley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0003
Abstract

The papers of Frank Lawrence Owsley (1913-1959) consist of ten cubic feet of materials and are primarily concerned with the professional life and career of this historian, author, and teacher. The major series in the papers include the Correspondence, the Writings, Personal and Biographical Materials, Agrarians, Publication Material, Academic Career, Professional Activities, and Research Materials.

Dates: 1913 - 1959

William B. Ricks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0771
Scope and Content Note The William B. Ricks Collection is an archive of personal letters, photographs and other effects belonging to Rev. Dr. William B. Ricks. Most of the collection’s contents are from the 1930s to the 1950s. “Daddy” Ricks worked endlessly to promote the Sigma Chi fraternity in the South. A notable part of the collection is a 1948 presentation album of correspondence with fellow Sigma Chi’s celebrating Rev. Dr. Ricks’ contributions to the fraternity. The album includes correspondence from...
Dates: multiple

Sims, Cecil Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0393

Wilson Sims Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0679

Thomas Lynn Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0402
Scope and Contents

The collection contains journal articles, in pamphlet form, written by Thomas Lynn Smith, a Sociology Professor. The topics range from studies of Southern Culture to social structures in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador..

Dates: 1934-1948

Southern Politics Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0406
Abstract

The Southern Politics Collection, given by Alexander Heard in February 1982, consists of drafts and research materials for Southern Politics in State and Nation by V.O. Key, Jr., and A Two-Party South?, by Alexander Heard, together with transcripts of interviews on Southern politics used in the preparation of both these works.

Dates: 1946 - 1952

Southern Sociological Congress

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0407
Scope and Contents The Southern Sociological Congress Photographic Collection, 1912-1920, contains eighty- nine pictures of participants and attendents of the annual meetings held by the organization. Most of the photographs identify individuals by name, but do not reveal whether the person spoke at a meeting or merely attended. Dates are also largely absent from many of the pictures. The photographs appear to have been collected by Maxwell H. Swain of Atlanta, Georgia who probably handled publicity for the...
Dates: 1912 - 1920

Cecelia Tichi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0722

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

The Waller Project

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0486
Scope and Contents A description of the series contained within each box: Box 1 Reports on the Waller Project, Source Cards for the Johnson Report, Interviews (taped) Done by Donald Davidson and Carole Shelton, Name Index to Interview Cards. Box 2 Interview Cards, Narratives of Interviews (typed), Anderson - Moore. Box 3 Narratives of Interviews (typed), Polk - Wilson, Narratives of Interviews,- drafts with...
Dates: 1853 - 1954

James E. Ward Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0636
Scope and Contents Note This .21 linear foot collection spans the years from 1910-1980, with the bulk of the collection between the years 1923-1938. The James E. Ward Papers primarily document the 1923-1928 seasons of Vanderbilt football and key players during those seasons (Vanderbilt Football and University Materials Series). The Ward Papers also contain materials related to James Ward’s professional, collegiate, and personal activities and give a window into Nashville society...
Dates: 1910-1980

Samuel Anderson Weakley Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0493

WSM Radio and Television Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0535
Abstract

The WSM Radio & TV collection is composed of correspondence, photographs, scripts of radio programs, and promotional material. It is stored in thirteen manuscript boxes, eight of which contain scripts of radio programs. Dates of the collection range from 1928 to 1966 with a large portion of the material dated in the 1940s.

Dates: 1928 - 1966

 

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