Tennessee--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Honey Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734.1
Overview This collection contains the papers of Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The finished portion of this collection documents her time serving as First Lady of Tennessee from 1979-1987. Access to this collection is restricted.
Dates: 1960 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1986

Lamar Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use. Processing of the Senatorial Papers is expected to be completed in Fall 2023. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries related to Senate materials.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Joe R. Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0024
Overview This a 6 page carbon copy of the typescript ‘Origin and History of Bristol-Goodson’ dated 1866 written by Joe R. Anderson, the founder of Bristol, Tennessee.
Dates: circa 1866

Nathaniel Baxter/Robert Jackson Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0036
Overview This .42 linear feet collection contains 51 items (of which 20 are photographs) relating to the lives of the Baxter and Jackson families, Nashville, and Vanderbilt University.
Dates: 1875 - 1969

George M. Britton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0052
Overview This collection is comprised of documents related to the history of Texas and Tennessee from 1817-1865. It comprises four parts: documents of the Republic of Texas, 1837-1845; the early documents of Tennessee, 1817-1862; Senate and House broadsides from 1835-1848; Scrapbooks relative to the American Civil War, 1860-1865.
Dates: 1817 - 1924

James L. Britton III Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0053
Overview This collection contains 13 rare 19th Century imprints relating to the State of Tennessee.
Dates: 1836 - 1875

Nellie Burns Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0064
Overview The collection consists of Nellie Burns' diaries which contain business transactions, social interactions, and her daily activities.
Dates: 1900 - 1928

James C. Chowning Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0078
Overview This collection contains 21 letters, mostly written by James C. Chowning to his mother and sisters, during the Civil War and afterwards. They describe his training with the Tennessee Volunteers in the Confederate Army, and military operations of those troops.
Dates: 1861 - 1884

Jack Corn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0774

Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0092
Overview This .21 linear feet collection contains 6 items related to the history of Foster & Creighton Company, the story of the Parthenon, and other construction projects in Nashville. There are two photographs: one of the Parthenon, and the other of the Athena Sculpture in the Parthenon.
Dates: 1885 - 1985

Donald Davidson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0002
Overview The Donald Davidson Papers (1906 - 1968) include correspondence and writings by Davidson as well as reviews, research materials, publications materials, publicity for books, legal and financial documents, family records, newspaper clippings and photographs, segregation materials, and manuscripts of writings by others. The bulk of the materials come from the 1920's through the 1960's.
Dates: 1906 - 1968

John Davis Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0858
Overview This collection provides information on the life and career of an early settler in Nashville, John Elisha Davis. Much of this collection consists of land documents and early survey records. Researchers interested in the Davis family history will also find rich material in a short family booklet.
Dates: 1792 - 1899

Walter Durham Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0881

John Egerton Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0128
Overview The John Egerton Papers, 1950s-2003, include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, speeches, research materials, publication materials, publicity for books, reviews, legal and financial documents, memorabilia, clippings and photographs, programs from cultural events, scrapbooks and periodicals on race relations and school desegregation, and audio and video tapes.
Dates: 1950’s–2003

John Egerton Papers, Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0695
Scope and Content Note Most of this addition to John Egerton Papers (MSS128) consists of freelance articles Egerton wrote between 1966 and 2006. There are also additional materials relating to his books: A Mind to Stay Here (1970); The Americanization of Dixie (1973); and Nashville: The Faces of Two Centuries (1979). Other materials include speeches, book reviews, and planning for Nashville’s first Southern Festival of...
Dates: multiple

Sam Fleming Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0143
Overview These papers are made up primarily of materials relating to Sam Fleming and Vanderbilt and include items from his time as an undergraduate (1924-1928), his tenure on the Board of Trust (1952-1981), the Athletic program, and building of the new stadium, speeches and remarks by Fleming and others, and the Merger of Vanderbilt with Peabody College in 1979, when Fleming was chairman of the Board of Trust. This collection also includes nine items, historic documents or concerning historic documents,...
Dates: 1924 - 1981

William Giles Harding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0189
Scope and Contents This .42 linear feet collection is divided into three series: Series I includes original, handwritten general correspondence sent to William Giles Harding primarily from Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1827-1872. The letters discuss Agricultural and Meterological Societies, importation of Llamas and Alpacas from South America to Tennessee, the Civil War, and politics. It also includes an address by Matthew Fontaine Maury before the...
Dates: 1827-1872

Erwin Hargrove Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0190

 

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