RLST 1010 - Encountering Religious Diversity - McNicholl

Resource guide for local history sources for Prof. Adeana McNicholl's RLST 1010 Encountering Religious Diversity course.

Manuscript Collections for Local History

These collections are located in the Special Collections Library.  Contact Teresa for more information.

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

Kelly Miller Smith was the first African American faculty member appointed to the Vanderbilt Divinity School.  He served as the assistant dean of the Divinity School and was the long-term pastor at First Baptist Church at Capitol Hill in Nashville.  He was very active in the civil rights movement in Nashville, and his papers contain many primary sources related to the movement. 

Waller Project Collection

The Waller Project Collection contains primary sources used by William Waller for his two books on Nashville history: Nashville in the 1890s and Nashville 1900-1910.  The papers contain original interviews conducted with local residents as well as written autobiographies and reminiscences about early Nashville.