MLK Weekend of Service

In commemoration of the MLK Weekend of Service, the library will have two exhibits with historic Civil Rights images and recordings from our Special Collections. One exhibit will be on the 2nd floor gallery of the Central Library; the other is on the library’s outdoor light exhibit, on 21st Avenue So.  Both exhibits will be… Keep Reading

“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour”: Lecture presented by Professor Charlotte Canning, October 31, 4:10

“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour” A lecture presented by Professor Charlotte Canning October 31, 2012 4:10 p.m. Central Library Community Room   “(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour” looks at the history of U.S. performance in the 20th century as the story of the road. From tent shows… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit spotlights beloved entertainers – ‘Stage & Screen’ draws from performing arts collections

The Library’s exhibit ‘Stage & Screen’ is highlighted in Vanderbilt News.  Click here for full article. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to run through June 28, 2013.  For more information, contact Celia Walker, director of special projects, at (615) 343-4701 or

Library Exhibit: Stage & Screen

Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections September 7, 2012-June 28, 2013 This year’s library exhibition draws on some of the most visually interesting resources in our archives. Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections highlights collections of dance, music, film, costume, set design, theatre, and radio…. Keep Reading

New Exhibit on View in Central Library

Please check out a new exhibit on the Central Library 4th and 6th floors curated by Pam Morgan as part of the University’s Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal Project, a year-long series of events, lectures, and programs designed in conjunction with the Commons Reading 2012 [Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression… Keep Reading

More Than You Can Chew

Food for Thought or Bad Taste? (artists’ statements) Last year, the library approached Professor Mel Ziegler to consider the Central Library’s new Food for Thought Café as a location for an exhibition of art created by one of his classes. One of the café’s unique features is a repurposing of the 1941 card catalog with… Keep Reading

Mariner 9 Sends Pictures from Mars

For some of us, it’s hard to believe that the first pictures of the red planet were received 40 years ago. It’s only one of over 40 news stories in the Vanderbilt Television News Archive interactive on display on Central Library’s 4th floor, changed out over the holiday break to reflect the new year. Stories… Keep Reading

Library to host exhibit of German Culture

The Library is hosting an exhibit of rare and original German texts and modern popular films entitled “Do Deutsch: 500 Years of German Culture in the Vanderbilt University Library” in the Central Library on the fourth floor near the Leisure Film Collection. The exhibit will run through November 7. This exhibit is in conjunction with… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries in the News

The Tennessean: Gail Kerr: Unpredictable Alexander goes against grain again Jaws dropped at last week’s announcement that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will step down from his leadership position in January to work on “policy,” not party, but his friends said such a move was vintage Lamar. Alexander’s nonpartisan, moderate approach to decision-making are evident in… Keep Reading