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Library Resource Spotlight: Reconstruction and Military Government

This ProQuest product is part of History Vault and focuses on the early Reconstruction period. Material ranges from heart-wrenching personal letters to bills of lading for office supplies. Correspondence of the U.S. Army’s Office of Civil Affairs reveal efforts to foster democracy and rebuild communities in the divided and war-torn former Confederate states. The files… Keep Reading

New York Times Covers Vanderbilt Libraries Friends Event

In April, the Belcourt Theatre was packed with 332 Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries to watch Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle perform “Stories & Songs.” If you missed the event, more on the amazing night may be found in the May 20 New York Times article by Margaret Renkl, “Shame and Salvation… Keep Reading

Digital Library Access for Alumni

Eskind Alumni Digital Library The Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) Alumni Digital Library is a critical resource for helping alumni stay abreast of important information to assist in the cultivation of their practice. Alumni will need a password in order to access the Alumni Digital Library which may be obtained by emailing medalum@vanderbilt.edu, or by calling the Department of Medical… Keep Reading

143 Years of Commencement Exhibit

April 2019 Central Library Lobby The first Vanderbilt University Commencement took place in the chapel of the Main building, now known as Kirkland Hall, on June 20, 1877.  The fledgling university granted 10 degrees in the Arts & Sciences and 52 in Medicine.  The week of Commencement included Founder’s Day festivities, the annual debates of… Keep Reading

Fine Arts Gallery Partners with VUMC on Current Exhibition

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery staff and Professor Markus Eberl collaborated with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) to scan and replicate three objetects from the “Refuting ‘Noble Savages’: Reflections of Nature Through Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts,” opening today in the Fine Arts Gallery. Read more…

Closing Talk—Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun”

Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun” August 9 at 5:00pm Artist Talk with Q&A, Reception to follow Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203 1220 21st Avenue South Susan DeMay began pursuing ceramics as a graduate student at what was then called the George Peabody College for Teachers, where she studied art from… Keep Reading

Library Resource Spotlight: J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

J19 is the official publication of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Published twice annually, the journal is dedicated to publishing innovative research on and analysis of the “long nineteenth century” (1783-1914) in the United States. Recent articles include “The End of Reconstruction, Again: Dylann Roof, Thomas Dixon Jr., and the Transhistorical Structures of Racist… Keep Reading

Getting to Know your Eskind Librarians: Rachel Lane Walden

Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. Rachel earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and started working at the Eskind Biomedical Library in February of 2015. As a reference and… Keep Reading

Music Library Summer Hours

The Music Library will move to summer hours beginning Sunday May 5. Those hours are: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Closed. The Music Library will also be closed on May 27 (Memorial Day) and July 4 (Independence Day).