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John Grier Varner Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0160

Scope and Contents

Principally concert programs, correspondence, clippings and photographs relating to the Washington and Lee Glee Club and its participation in the Fred Waring National College Glee Club competition, 1942. Includes personal correspondence mainly relating to his Washington and Lee career, 1926-1973.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1978
  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk 1926-1978


Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

John Grier Varner was an assistant professor of English and Director of Musical Activities at Washington and Lee University from 1938-1943. Later he worked as a professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.


.25 Linear Feet


Personal correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from Jeanette Varner in 1979.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA