Vanderbilt University--Faculty

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

John Thomas McGill Papers

Identifier: MSS.0276
Overview This collection contains the papers of John Thomas McGill (1851-1946), longtime faculty member and Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Vanderbilt. He also served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Tennessee Academy of Science for 15 years.
Dates: multiple

Frederick Wightman Moore Papers

Identifier: MSS.0299
Scope and Content The Frederick Wightman Moore Papers consist primarily of correspondence, research and lecture notes, and various writings from his career as Professor and Dean at Vanderbilt University. The collection contains 0.834 linear feet of materials. The correspondence, notes, and writings found in the collection provide a summary of Dr. Moore’s interests, specifically the teaching of History. Many of the letters are inquiries to other universities about the teaching of History in each respective...
Dates: 1899-1909

Edmund M. Morgan, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MSS.0304
Scope and Content Note The papers of Edmund M. Morgan, Jr., date from approximately 1906 to 1964 and document his lengthy and distinguished career as an attorney, a legal scholar, a teacher, and a public servant. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1940s and 1950s. Extensive correspondence, Morgan's own writings, and papers related to his professional activities provide insight into his scholarship and record his part in such important proceedings as the simplification of the federal rules for civil procedure...
Dates: 1906 - 1964

Gisela Mosig Papers

Identifier: MSS.0307

Herman Clarence Nixon Papers

Identifier: MSS.0315
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, diaries, journals where articles were published, etc. Series I contains incoming correspondence that is arranged alphabetically, then by date in the folders. A few pieces of correspondence are written in French and Spanish. Series II contains publications.

Books received with the collection were removed and catalogued.
Dates: multiple

William Thomas Pinkston Papers

Identifier: MSS.0561

John Poindexter Collection

Identifier: MSS.0789

Rob Roy Purdy Papers

Identifier: MSS.0348
Scope and Content Note: These papers are contained in 22 Hollinger boxes comprising 9.174 linear feet of manuscript material and are made up of these series:


Academic Career

1956 Fugitive Reunion

Administrative Career

Writings by Others

Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [30081048299014]
Identifier: MSS.0388
Overview This collection contains four typed and signed letters from John Crowe Ransom to Ann Mitchner, a friend and novice writer. The collection was purchased in early 2006. The four letters are dated January 17, February 2, March 15, and March 26, 1950, and include handwritten corrections and some tape repairs. This small correspondence collection records Ransom’s editorial and critical advice over the period of three months to aspiring writer Ann Mitchner.
Dates: 1950 January-March

John Crowe Ransom and Joseph Edgar Simmons Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MSS.0359
Overview The letters in this small collection were written between September 17, 1959 and June 30, 1966 from John Crowe Ransom to Joseph Edgar Simmons, an aspiring poet and teacher. The letters consist primarily of advice, information, and concern Ransom gives for Simmons’ personal and professional growth as a poet, writer, and teacher. Altogether there are 17 letters. These letters were purchased in the fall of 2001.
Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom Robert Graves Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MSS.0604
Scope and Content Note This small collection (.21 linear feet) includes correspondence from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Graves during the years 1922 to 1926. Also included are poems, newspaper clippings, reviews of books about Ransom, and materials concerning Ransom’s 80th birthday celebration at Kenyon College.
Dates: 1922-1971

John Crowe Ransom: Letters

Identifier: MSS.0773
Scope and Content Note This is a collection of 14 pieces of correspondence ranging from 1927 to 1957 that represents Ransom’s correspondence with various publishers and editors with whom he worked over the course of his career. Many of the letters are written while he was editor of The Kenyon Review, a journal which he co-founded, from 1939-1959. The 8 letters from 1950-1956 to World Publishing Company relate to the publication of a reader titled Kenyon...
Dates: 1927 - 1957

John Crowe Ransom Papers

Identifier: MSS.0006
Overview The Papers of John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974), poet, educator, editor, critic, Vanderbilt alumnus (B.A. 1909) and former Vanderbilt faculty member (1914-1937).
Dates: 1908 - 1976

Charles E. Roos Papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [30081048300713]
Identifier: MSS.0371
Overview This collection contains a single 6 page manuscript titled "Forty-Eight Hours at Vanderbilt" written by Charles Roos in 1985. The essay documents Roos's involvement in the 1960 James Lawson case at Vanderbilt. The '48 hours' document June 7-8, 1960.
Dates: 1985 October 22

James Merrill Safford Collection

Identifier: MSS.0380
Overview This collection on James M. Safford includes biographical information, field notes on his geological work within the state of Tennessee, map etchings, financial expenses, and a diary. Also included are transcriptions and research on Safford.
Dates: 1850 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1893

Charles Madison Sarratt Papers

Identifier: MSS.0383

Holden Bovie Schermerhorn Collection

Identifier: MSS.0610
Scope and Contents This collection contains 6 items: an address, three drawings, and two handwritten manuscripts.
Dates: 1919-1931

Karl B. Schnelle, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MSS.0596

Lou Hackett Silberman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0392
Overview 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

St. George L. Sioussat Collection

Identifier: MSS.0394
Scope and Contents This collection contains pamphlets which were authored by Professor Sioussat. These are reprints from journals where the articles appeared.
Dates: 1906 - 1918


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