Edward East Barthell Collection


Edward East Barthell Collection


Edward E. Barthell was born in East Nashville, Tennessee, on April 1866. Barthell went to Vanderbilt Law School – graduating class of 1888. As a student he was highly involved and active in the collegiate life. In 1905 he was president of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Board of Directors. He was considered one of the most active members of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust. This collection consists of 433 lantern slides and glass negatives, exclusive to Vanderbilt University and/or the Nashville, Tennessee area.



Collection Items

[Vanderbilt University Adminstration]
Composite images like this one were an early form of Photoshop. Chancellor Kirkland is flanked by Registrar Mary W. Haggard, and Academic Bursar J.E. Hart. Medical Department Bursar A.E. Godwin completes the group.

[James Kirkland]
James H. Kirkland studied grammar and literature in Leipzig in the 1880s, part of a wave of Americans earning degrees abroad. He believed that study of bigger philosophical questions was important, not merely for career advancement, but for personal…
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