Vanderbilt University. Divinity School

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Walter J. Harrelson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0192

The Walter J. Harrelson Papers (bulk 1970s-1980s) include correspondence, manuscripts of writings, speeches, research and publication materials, teaching notes, grant proposals and background information, and personal and biographical materials. Major topics of interest include Professor Harrelson's work on the EMML (Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library), the Revised Standard Bible, and his career at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

John Robert Nelson Papers

Identifier: MSS.0313
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of Dean J. Robert Nelson’s materials relating to the events at Vanderbilt University that were known as “the Lawson affair.” In 1960, a graduate student in the Divinity School was dismissed from the University, despite the Dean’s objections, for his participation in local lunch-counter sit-ins. In protest Nelson resigned as Dean of the Divinity School. Most of this collection is comprised of correspondence ranging from before Nelson’s appointment as Dean in 1957...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

Lou Hackett Silberman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0392

This collection contains the papers of Lou Hackett Silberman, longtime Hillel Professor of Jewish Literature and Thought at Vanderbilt University. Silberman also participated throughout his career in a variety of Hillel Foundation and other B'nai B'rith activities and was especially active in lecturing to various Jewish groups as well as in interreligious dialogue.

Dates: 1930s-1980

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS.0400

The Kelly Miller Smith Collection complements the Divinity School's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church. This collection contains primary materials related to one of the most significant periods in black American history, ca. 1945-1984. Both contemporary and future scholars will view the collection as a valuable resource for inquiring into the thought and practice of Kelly Miller Smith, who was a widely esteemed black leader.

Dates: 1920 - 1985

Samuel Enoch Stumpf Collection

Identifier: MSS.0424
Scope and Contents

This collection contains reprints of journal articles by Samuel Enoch Stumpf, who was a professor of ethics in the School of Religion

Dates: 1950 - 1951

Alexander Sutherland Manuscript

Identifier: MSS.0013

This collection contains a series of six lectures delivered before Vanderbilt University titled "The kingdom of God and problems of today" by Alexander Sutherland in 1898. These lectures are part of the larger Cole lecture series.

Dates: 1898

F. Fagan Thompson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0448
Scope and Contents

This collection contains four items, a Birthday Meditation, a Brochure, a Holiday Greeting and Verses. They will be housed in four file folders.

Dates: 1934

Wilbur Fisk Tillett Collection

Identifier: MSS.0386
Scope and Contents Note

This.21 linear feet collection, in 23 file folders, contains family correspondence Wilbur Tillett received from several family members, postcards, poems, and a pamphlet. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1875 - 1936

Wilbur Fisk Tillett Papers

Identifier: MSS.0457

Harmon Wray Papers

Identifier: MSS.0666


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