Nashville Banner letters to the editor collection
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Abortion -- Public opinion.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Public opinion.
Animals -- Control -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Public opinion.
Animals -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Public opinion.
Bredesen, Phil, -- 1943-
Bush, George, -- 1924-
Cheekwood Museum of Art.
Child Abuse -- Tennessee.
Clinton, Bill, -- 1946-
Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
Cooper, Jim, -- 1954-
Donelson Christian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.).
Education -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Public opinion.
Elections -- Tennessee.
Gordon, Bart J., -- 1949-
Gun control -- United States -- Public opinion.
Health insurance -- Public opinion.
Hillin, Hank, -- 1930-
Homosexuality -- Public opinion.
Hospital mergers -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Hospitals -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Hubbard Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.).
Human ecology -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Hussein, Saddam, -- 1937-2006.
Income tax -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Jackson, Jesse, -- 1941-
King, Rodney, -- 1965-
Leach, Ruth Ann.
Letters to the editor -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Mass media and public opinion -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Mental health -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Public opinion.
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry.
National Rifle Association of America.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Public opinion.
Nursing home patients -- Tennessee -- Taxation.
Parthenon (Art museum : Nashville, Tenn.).
Parton, Dolly.
Perot, H. Ross, -- 1930-
Police -- United States -- Public opinion.
Political science -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Public opinion.
Presidents -- Election -- 1992.
Public opinion -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Quarries and quarrying -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Quayle, Dan, -- 1947-
Racism -- United States -- Public opinion.
Reporters and reporting -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Public opinion.
Schools -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Public opinion.
Sports -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Taxation -- Public opinion.
Taxation, State -- Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Tennessee -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- Public opinion.
Tennessee -- Public opinion.
Tennessee. -- Bureau of Investigation.
Tennessee. -- General Assembly -- Public opinion.
Thomas, Clarence, -- 1948-
United Nations -- Public opinion.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- Sports.
Vanderbilt University -- Sports.
West, Dottie, -- 1932-1991.
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Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material
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.8 cu. ft.


Organization & arrangement of materials
Arranged chronologically by month.
General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Original typescript or manuscript letters written and submitted to the editor of the Nashville Banner newspaper from Jan. 1992 to Jan. 1993 by members of the general public, public figures, and Nashville Banner readers, concerning a wide variety of topics. Some of the letters may have been published in the Banner's editorial pages, although many likely were not.
Subjects vary considerably. Some subjects are seasonal or unique to certain times of the year, such as sports and elections. Some letters provide local reaction to national events, such as the Rodney King trial. Other subjects are ongoing, reflecting issues of constant concern, such as taxes and education. Numerous letters concern unique local issues, such as the restoration of the Parthenon and the merger of General Hospital and Meharry Hospital. Taken as a whole, the collection provides a one-year snapshot of issues that were important to Nashvillians and residents of Middle Tennessee, and their positions on these issues.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: [citation to letter, including date], Nashville Banner Letters to the Editor Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Irby C. Simpkins, Jr. and Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. transferred any copyright they held in these materials to the Public Library Board in 2002. However, this collection may contain items for which they did not hold copyright, and therefore rights were not transferred to the Public Library Board. In either case, items in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Irby C. Simpkins, Jr. and Brownlee O. Currey, Jr.;,Gift;,1999,Acc. RT-375.
Biographical or Historical Data
The Nashville Banner newspaper began publication on Apr. 10, 1876 and ceased publication Feb. 20, 1998.
In English
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository.,
Ownership and Custodial History
In possession of Irby C. Simpkins, Jr. and Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. until donated to the Nashville Public Library in 1999.
Linking Entry Complexity
Forms part of the Nashville Banner Archives.
Process;,2009-2010;,Ward Dewitt and Rose Mary Reed.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
No further accruals are expected.
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