John Grier Varner Papers WLU Coll. 0160

John Grier Varner Papers WLU Coll. 0160


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
WLU Coll. 0160
John Grier Varner Papers 1905-1978Bulk 1926-1978
.25 Linear Feet
Varner, John Grier
Varner, Jeanette
The materials in this collection are in English.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Grier Varner Papers, WLU Coll. 0160, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from Jeanette Varner in 1979.

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.

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.


Personal correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Choirs (Music)
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • College Students
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • Varner, Jeanette
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington and Lee University. Glee Club