Southern States--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Lamar Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0734
Overview This collection contains the papers of former Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Currently, only the material predating Alexander's tenure as Senator (pre-2002) is processed for research use, and access is limited to approved researchers. Please contact Special Collections with access inquiries.
Dates: 1953 - 2017

Assessment of the Value of a Plantation

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0956
Overview This collection consists of a two-page draft document assessing the value of a plantation in Mayan County, Alabama from circa 1855.
Dates: circa 1855

William Campbell Binkley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0042
Overview 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

David L. Carlton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0943
Overview This collection contains the papers of David Carlton, professor of History at Vanderbilt since 1983. He specializes in the history of the American South and American business history.
Dates: circa 1970s-2010s

Clark Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0079
Overview The Correspondence of various members of the Clark family of Campbell County, Virginia, originally Quakers, but later scattered to other denominations. Members of the family settled in Franklin, KY and Russellville, KY.
Dates: 1816 - 1899

Jack Corn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0774

Donald Davidson Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0002
Scope and Contents 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. Davidson received his B. A. and M. A. degrees from Vanderbilt University and remained at the...
Dates: 1906 - 1968

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

Walter Lynwood Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0144

William H. Fleming Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0145
Overview This collection contains 2 items by the Honorable William H. Fleming.
Dates: 1906

Grand Ole Opry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0178
Overview 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

Dewey W. Grantham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0179
Overview 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

Alfred T. Hamilton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0187
Scope and Contents This collection contains copies of letters written by Alfred T. Hamilton to his father, 1858 and 1859. He was a doctor in Franklin County, and his letters discuss the medical conditions of this patients as well as living conditions in the South. Copies of 2 letters from James B. Childs to Mrs. Noble in 1961 regarding the location of the town.
Dates: 1858-1859

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

Stanley F. Horn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0213
Overview 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 of...
Dates: 1780 - 1905

Stanley F. Horn Pamphlet Collection

 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

 

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