Buchanan Fellow Stanley Zhao: A Deconstruction of Vanderbilt’s Reconstruction

When you stroll across campus do you wonder how Vanderbilt became a lush forest in the midst of a city? Bishop Holland N. McTyeire initiated a wide-scale project to plant 2,500 trees in the 1870s. As a Buchanan Library Fellow, Stanley Zhao learned this and so much more as he studied the evolution of campus sites to curate part of the exhibit Taking Root: Vanderbilt University’s First Decade, 1875 – 1885. He also researched campus buildings and the introduction of on-campus student housing in the university’s first ten years.

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