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Butterfly or insect collecting became popular during the Victorian age as a respectable hobby among the growing middle class. Scientific collecting of butterflies and other natural specimens had been a popular venture as natural history museums and…

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Jack Hurst interviewed country music star Eddy Arnold (1918-2008) in 1977. Arnold is known as the progenitor of what is called “The Nashville Sound” in country music. This tape is one of the hundreds of audio cassettes that comprise the Jack…

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In 2012, Jack Hurst donated his interviews with celebrities and industry leaders from the 1970s and 1980s to Vanderbilt University's Special Collections. These are a rich treasure trove of insider information from the people who made country music.…

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Corruption at the highest level of state office forced Governor-elect Lamar Alexander to make a difficult decision—to take office early and risk the appearance of a coup, leading to four years of struggle with a democratic house. If he did not act,…

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In this 1948 letter, art critic and historian Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner describes a painting depicted in one of the Contini photographs and attributes the work to Rembrandt van Rijn. This kind of correspondence was valuable to scholars as they grew…

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James M. Lawson, Jr. (1928- ) is a Methodist minister, activist and academic. During the escalation of the Korean Conflict, he declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to report for the draft in 1951. He served fourteen months in prison…

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Count Contini-Bonacossi’s nephew and namesake – Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi – was an art historian employed by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. He assisted his uncle in assembling and organizing the massive photograph collection – over…

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was a congressman from Massachusetts and the thirty-fifth President of the United States. He was assassinated during a November 22, 1963, visit to Dallas, Texas. The 1954 letter from then Senator Kennedy, the 1967…

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This index of paintings by Watteau represents one of the few handwritten documents in the Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive. It was likely written by one of the various scholars who worked on building the collection and would have served as…
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