Philander P. Claxton and Mary Johnson Claxton papers, 1942-1954.


Philander P. Claxton and Mary Johnson Claxton papers, 1942-1954.

Papers relating to the activities of Philander P. Claxton and his third wife, Mary Johnson Claxton, including clippings, correspondence, biographical data, and writings. Genealogical data for the Claxton, Harding, Iredell, Johnson, Payne, Smith, and Stratton families is also included. The correspondence chiefly relates to Mrs. Claxton's efforts toward obtaining a new building for the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Correspondents include Mary Daniel Moore, Stanley F. Horn, Prentice Cooper, Samuel Cole Williams, James Nance McCord, Marshall Wingfield, and James G. Stahlman.

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Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA (corporateBody)

The Tennessee State Library was established in 1854 and was joined with the Department of Archives and History in 1919 creating the Division of Library and Archives within the State Department of Education. In 1982 the responsibilities of the division were transferred to the Secretary of State, creating the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The State Library and Archives is responsible for the management and preservation of state records and publications as well as books, manuscripts, maps, ...

Williams, Samuel Cole, 1864-1947 (person)

Samuel Cole Williams, judge, educator, and historian, was born 15 January 1864, in Gibson County, Tennessee, and died 14 December 1947, in Johnson City, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University (1884), was appointed associate justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court (1913), was first dean of Emory University's Lamar School of Law (1920-1925), was chairman of the Tennessee Code Commission (1924- ), and was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure by the U.S. Suprem...

McCord, James Nance, 1879-1968 (person)

Wingfield, Marshall, 1893-1961, (person)

Harding family. (family)

Claxton, Mary Johnson, 1879-1955. (person)

Moore, Mary Brown Daniel, 1875- (person)

Stratton family. (family)

Claxton, P. P. (Philander Priestley), 1862-1957 (person)

Teacher, North Carolina schools (1882-1902); Head, Dept. of Education, University of Tennessee (1902-1911); U.S. Commissioner of Education (1911-1921); Provost, University of Alabama (1921-1923); Superintendent of Schools, Tulsa, Okla. (1923-1929); President, Austin Peay Normal School, Clarksville, Tenn. (1930-1946). From the description of Philander P. Claxton and Mary Johnson Claxton papers, 1942-1954. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 35141220 ...

Smith family. (family)

Payne family. (family)

Stahlman, James Geddes, 1893- (person)

Horn, Stanley F., 1889-1980 (person)

Iredell family. (family)

Claxton family. (family)

Cooper, Prentice, 1895-1969 (person)

Johnson family. (family)