Materials dealing with the Jewish community in Nashville, Tennessee, compiled by Fedora Small Frank in the course of researching her book entitled Five families and eight young men (Nashville and her Jewry, 1850-1861), published in 1962. Includes correspondence, newspaper excerpts, historical sketches, and compiled data on marriages, military service, cemetery records, land records, and naturalization for the Nashville Jewish community.
Consists of Civil War records, correspondence, financial documents, land records, ledgers, legal documents, lists, maps, obituaries, photographs, poetry, receipts, and scrapbooks of the Rivers, Paine, Abernathy, and Brown families of Giles County, Tennessee. The collection was originally assembled by Martha Rivers Adams, a historian and writer of a column for a Lynchburg, Va. newspaper in the 1940's and 1950's.
Consists of legal documents relating to four court cases: Park vs. Pillow, 1864-1868; Pillow vs. Thomas, 1867-1877; Pillow vs. Bean and Watkins, 1865-1869; and Polk vs. Cheatham, 1843. Also included are eight school yearbooks: Vanderbilt University, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, and 1926; Branham and Hughes Military Academy, 1904 and 1920; and Hume-Fogg High School, 1924.
Original political cartoons, correspondence, writings, and photographs. Cartoons cover the subjects of aeronautics, charity, defense & foreign affairs, the economy, education, holidays, industry, labor & employment, politics & government, recreation, safety, and seasons. Also included are materials related to Knox's two books, Riverman and America's Tennessee Walking Horse. Correspondence includes letters about Knox's father's restoration of the Civil War locomotive, "General," as well as personal letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon.
Papers related to the Ragland family of Haywood County, Tennessee, including correspondence, genealogical data, and some speeches. Correspondents include John Marshall Stone, Governor of Mississippi (1876-1882 and 1890-1896), and Thomas Fletcher Ragland, who fought in the Confederate Army (Co. A, 9th Tennessee Infantry) and died of wounds sustained at the Battle of Chickamauga, 1863. The speeches are those of John Marshall Stone, a cousin to the Raglands.
Consists of clippings, correspondence, invitations, programs, etc., photographs, drawings, etc., publications, sketches, writings, and miscellaneous items of Olen Littleton Bryant, sculptor and educator of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Consists of a letter written by George H. Thomas on letterhead of the Headquarters, Dept. of the Cumberland, in Louisville, Kentucky, to U.S. Senator Joseph S. Fowler, regarding a proposed Civil War memorial.
Consists of a poem written about Albert Pike, poet, editor, and lawyer, of Arkansas. Also included are two newspaper clippings which give additional information about Pike and the canoe incident to which the poem refers.
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