Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Carl Booth Papers
This collection contains 97 letters written by Carl Booth to his wife of 18 years, Betty, while serving in the Vietnam War from 1967-1968. The letters discuss Carl's work, Vietnam as a country, problems with the army, and missing his family back home.
James F. Broder Papers
This collection contains 37 typed letters signed by James F. Broder to his wife, Margie, while serving in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Broder served with the U.S. Embassy as a Police Advisor in the Counter Insurgency Directorate of the Vietnamese National Police, having previously worked with the FBI. His mission was to assist in putting together police forces in outer villages.
William D. Elrod Civil War Letters
Ethel Mary Ervin Collection
This .21 linear foot collection contains one three-ring binder with 27 pieces of original correspondence, with a transcription and photocopies. Also included are notes of recommendation, programs, and student cards. Ethel Mary “Dot” wrote most of the letters with the last letter being written by her younger brother, Albert Goode Ervin, Jr. “Budy” when he was 12 years old. “Lily” is the nickname of her mother, Elizabeth Ervin.
Mary Ella Calhoun Foote Estate Papers
This collection contains the papers of Mary Ella Calhoun Foote. Upon her death in 1918, she left her entire estate to Vanderbilt University to erect a building in memory of her father, William Henry Calhoun, a Nashville jeweler. The bulk of this collection contains correspondence, with other miscellaneous estate papers at the end.
Charles Morfoot Collection
This collection contains 5 letters written by First Lieutenant Charles Morfoot, 101st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, to his wife, Elizabeth, during the American Civil War.
Joann Mosby Vietnam Letters Collection
This collection contains 27 letters sent to Joann Mosby from two men, Larry Powell and Andrew Johnson, serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The letters are dated 1966-1968.
Jon Parrish Peede Papers
Contains correspondences written to and from Jon Parrish Peede, a former Vanderbilt student, and his former English professors.
Sewell Y. Pierce Letter
This collection contains a single letter from Sewell Y. Pierce signed from Cleveland, Tennessee and dated January 6, 1870. The letter is written to a friend in Maine and details farming and the effects of the Civil War on land ownership in East Tennessee during Reconstruction.
The William Plumley/Robert Penn Warren Collection
William Plumley presents this small archive of material on and from Robert Penn Warren as it reveals Warren’s working as a poet and writer. He corresponded with Warren in the years 1969 through 1984, and that correspondence is an important component of this collection.
James D. Porter Papers
This collection contains one document.
This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.
Katherine Anne Porter Papers
Puryear-Rodes Family Letters
John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection
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.
John Crowe Ransom and Joseph Edgar Simmons Correspondence Collection
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.
John Crowe Ransom Robert Graves Correspondence Collection
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.
John Crowe Ransom: Letters
John Crowe Ransom Tribute Collection
This small collection consists of 39 letters and telegrams paying tribute and homage to John Crowe Ransom from friends and colleagues who were not able to be present at the dinner honoring Ransom in Nashville on June 10, 1937. Among the luminaries offering their homage are T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Katherine Anne Porter, Louis Untermeyer, and Mark Van Doren. All of these are listed below in the file listing.
Philipp Rezek Papers
This collection contains personal letter written by friends and family of Philipp Rezek, who were Jewish refugees. The collection covers Austria’s takeover by the Germans in 1938, the family’s departure, internment camps, arrival to the United States, and medical school. A few of the letters are written from right to left to pass German censors.
The majority of this collection is in German.
Dewitt R. Smith Papers
This collection contains 49 letters from DeWitt Smith to his sweetheart, Marion, while serving in the Air Force during the Korean War in 1952. There is also a gold-colored name place and a photograph of Smith in flight fatigues.