Biography ephemera subject files
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Acklen, Adelicia, -- 1817-1887.
African Americans -- History -- Sources.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
Arnold, Eddy, -- 1918-2008.
Atkins, Chet.
Authors -- Tennessee -- Biography.
Bell family.
Bell, Montgomery, -- 1769-1855.
Belle Meade Plantation (Tenn.).
Belmont (Nashville, Tenn.).
Biography -- Tennessee.
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, -- 1902-1973.
Carmack, Edward Ward, -- 1858-1908.
Celebrities -- Tennessee.
Christmas cards -- United States.
Clergy -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Coe, Fred, -- 1914-1979.
Country music -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Country musicians -- Tennessee.
Diaries -- Tennessee.
Dwellings -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Edgar family.
Educators -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Fentress, Charles, -- b. ca. 1931.
Fergusson family.
Fiddlers -- Tennessee.
Fox family.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Tennessee.
Gentry family.
Gentry, Howard C., -- 1922-1995.
Goodrum family.
Gore, Albert, -- 1907-1998.
Governors -- Tennessee.
Grundy, Felix, -- 1777-1840.
Halliburton, Richard, -- 1900-1939.
Harding family.
Harding, William Giles, -- 1808-1886.
Harkreader, Sidney J.
Helmick family.
Henderson, Samuel, -- Dr.
Hermitage (Hermitage, Tenn.).
Hume, William, -- d. 1833.
Iron industry and trade -- Tennessee.
Jackson, Andrew, -- 1767-1845.
James, Jesse, -- 1847-1882.
Justi, Herman, -- 1851-1909.
Kmiec, Edward Urban, -- Bishop.
Lawyers -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
Lindsley family.
Macon, Uncle Dave, -- 1870-1952.
McClurkan family.
McClurkan, J.O., -- (James Octavius), -- 1861-1914.
McGavock family.
McGavock, Randal W. -- (Randal William), -- 1826-1863.
McNairy family.
Missouri River -- Description and travel.
Monroe, Bill, -- 1911-1996.
Monuments -- Tennessee.
Moore, Grace, -- 1898-1947.
Moore, Merrill, -- 1903-1957.
Musicians -- Tennessee.
Napier, James Carroll, -- 1845-1940.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Sources.
Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Perry family.
Politicians -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Polk, James K. -- (James Knox), -- 1795-1849.
Ridley family.
Robinson, Margaret Ann.
Saint Charles (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Schermerhorn, Kenneth, -- 1929-2005.
Seigenthaler, John, -- 1927-2014.
Sevier family.
Shelby family.
Shelby, John, -- 1786-1859.
Smith family.
Taylor, Robt. L. -- (Robert Love), -- 1850-1912.
Tennessee -- Biography.
Tennessee -- Genealogy.
Thompson family.
Tichenor, Tom.
Turner, Charles New.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Wade, Stockley Donelson.
Watkins Institute.
Watkins, Samuel, -- d. 1880.
Wendell, E.W. -- (Bud), -- 1927-
Whaley, Lyddy, -- fl. 1840-1927.
Wills family.
Wills, Jesse.
Women -- History -- Sources.
Women -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
Wrather, Eva Jean.
Wynette, Tammy.
York, Alvin Cullum, -- 1887-1964.
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1.5 cu. ft.


Organization & arrangement of materials
Arranged alphabetical by surname.
General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
General Note
Individuals and families documented in the collection include: Adelicia Acklen; Lamar Alexander; H. T. Allison; Eddy Arnold; Chet Atkins; Montgomery Bell and family; Harold Jobe Bernard; Charles O. Bissell; Andrea Blackman; Arna Bontemps; Parson Brownlow; Bruce-Slater family; Haywood Norman Bryant; John Buchanan; Sarah Buford; Andrew Mizell Burton; Campbell family; Will Campbell; William P.A. Campbell; Edward Ward Carmack; Carney family; John L. Cheatham; Leslie Cheek; Nick Christodoulou; Robert Churchwell; William Clark; Fred "Pappy" Coe; Noah W. Cooper; Nettie McCarver Conover; Grady Coulter Cothen; Alfred Leland Crabb; Currey family;
General Note
Gen. William Lee Davidson; Day family; Timothy Demonbreun; Frank S. Dibrell; Dickerson family; Donelson family; Douglass family; William Driver; Bernard Wayne Drouillard; Edgar family; Ernest L. "Monk" Edwards, Jr.; John Egerton; Joseph C. Eggleston; Buford Ellington; Dr. William Singleton Ellington, Jr.; Silliman Evans; Charles Fentress; Fergusson family; Fox family; John Hope Franklin; Winfred Ernest Garrison; Gentry family; Howard C. Gentry, Sr.; Goodrum family; Al Gore, Sr.; Gower family; Felix Grundy; Pek Gunn;
General Note
Richard Halliburton; Harding family; William Giles Harding; Sidney Harkreader; Harrison family; Helmick family; Dr. Samuel Henderson; Emma Hicks; Stanley Horn; Reginald Harold Hughes; William Hume; Pres. Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson, Jr.; Jesse James; Eddie Jones; Madison Jones; Herman Justi; Judge Camille Kelley; Kirkpatrick family; Bishop Edward Urban Kmiec; Jack Knox;
General Note
W.S. Langdon; Jim Laster; Lindsley family; Bill Littleton; Love family; Uncle Dave Macon; Cassidy Martin; Matthew and Sarah E. (Buford) Maury; Maxwell family; McClurkan family; Randall McGavock and the McGavock family; Robert L. "Bob" McGaw; McNairy family; Ned McWherter; Dixon Merritt; Bill Monroe; Grace Moore; Merrill Moore; Gerald Muriel; James Carroll (J.C.) Napier; Francis Nash; Orr family; Mary Kate Patterson; John Wilson Paulett; Josephine Pearson; Perry family; Polk Bros. (in Tex.); Pres. James Knox Polk; J. Percy Priest;
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Ridley family; Francis Robinson; Margaret Ann Robinson; Rogers family; Wilma Rudolph; Joe T. Sadler; Sanders family; Kenneth Schermerhorn; James E. Scobey; Anne Louise Scruggs; John Seigenthaler; Sevier family; John Shelby and the Shelby family; Shute family; Clifford M. Sinclair; Slater family; Smith family; Southall family; Becca Stevens; Stewart family; Jordan Stokes; Sullivan family;
General Note
Preston Taylor; Gov. Robert L. Taylor; Thompson family; Tom Tichenor; Tolbert family; Trimble family; Vernon Southall Tupper; Charles New Turner; Steve Turner; Emma Hayes Wade; Stockley Donelson Wade; Samuel Watkins; Samuel Anderson Weakley; Bud Wendell; Lyddy Whaley; Wiles family; Hank Williams Sr.; Wills family; Jesse Wills; Robert and James Woods; Eva Jean Wrather; Tammy Wynette; Alvin C. York (Sergeant York).
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Includes biographies; autobiographies; speeches; correspondence; family histories and genealogies; Bible records; memoirs; funeral programs; birth and marriage announcements; programs relating to events and anniversaries; and related materials. Emphasis is upon individuals and families in Nashville and surrounding areas. Some persons are of high prominence, others are ordinary citizens. Quantity of materials ranges from a single item to several folders. Most folders contain less than ten items, and often only a single item. Contains some photocopies.
Sizable holdings include materials on Adelicia Acklen; William Giles Harding and family, including allied lines of the Giles, McGavock, Jackson, Rogers, Ball and other families; Andrew Jackson; Maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn of the Nashville Symphony; the Thompson family of Nashville, Tenn.; Lyddy Whaley of Eastern Tennessee; and the Wills family of Nashville, Tenn.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: (person's name or folder title), Biography Ephemera Subject Files, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Some items may be restricted by copyright law or donor restriction.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Intentionally assembled by staff of the Special Collections Division, beginning at an unknown date, probably in the late 1960s, and collected on an ongoing basis.
In English
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository; ,folder level control.,
Process;,2008-2010;,Linda Barnickel;,consolidated from Genealogy, Family History, and Persons Ephemera Subject Files.
Process;,2019;,Linda Barnickel;,additions and accruals
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
Additional accruals are expected.
APA Citation (style guide)

Harkreader, S. J., Lovett, B. L., Sadler, J. T., Taylor, R. L. 1., Treadwell, M. L., Trigg, J. K., & Turner, W. B. Biography ephemera subject files.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sidney J. Harkreader et al.. Biography Ephemera Subject Files. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sidney J. Harkreader et al., Biography Ephemera Subject Files. .

MLA Citation (style guide)

Harkreader, Sidney J., et al. Biography Ephemera Subject Files.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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