Learning the curatorial process includes many skills, especially ways to visualize data from primary sources. This past fall, Buchanan Library Fellow Yisu Yang researched the first students at the then-new Vanderbilt University. Using mapping tool Arg-GIS, Yisu developed a five-layered map of Vanderbilt undergraduates before 1885 with 689 data points. Yisu’s map, in the exhibit Taking Root: Vanderbilt University’s First Decade, 1875 – 1885, shows student’s majors, their hometowns and schools. The all-male student body hailed from Tennessee and the southeast, and some students enrolled from New York, California, Texas and Maryland.