New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Second Floor Gallery

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will include an overview of the exhibit and its objects, including historical documents, books, photos and newspaper articles all related to the history of women at the university.

The program also marks the culmination of several months of work by four undergraduate students in the Buchanan Library Fellows Program, which is designed to create in-depth learning experiences for students interested in participating in strategic research projects for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. As part of the program, the four students worked closely with professional librarians, a Vanderbilt faculty member and Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center staff to explore items related to women’s history in the library’s Special Collections and University Archives.

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