Distinctive Collections Showcase Nov. 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries told us they wanted to see new acquisitions, and we listened!

Please join our curators as they highlight items added to Vanderbilt’s distinctive collections this past year. This Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries event is Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, Noon–1:00 p.m. CST on Zoom.

Register here. Once registered, the Zoom link for entrance to the webinar will be emailed to you.

  • Zach Johnson, curator of special collections, will share highlights from the Dinah Shore Collection: memorabilia and photographs from the 1940s–1980s of singer, actress, talk show host, and Vanderbilt alumna (BA’38).
  • Holling Smith-Borne, director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library and Sara Manus, music librarian for education and outreach, will tell us about Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and share a little of two collections purchased through this program: the John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie Collection of archives, photographs, and memorabilia and two coats worn by Janet Jackson during her 1990 Rhythm Nation tour.
  • Teresa Gray, curator of special collections’ southern collection will examine recently acquired wartime correspondence from five soldiers writing home from the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
  • Chris Ryland, curator of the History of Medicine Collections and Archives will touch on two important additions to existing collections from Nobel laureates Dr. Earl Sutherland and Dr. Stanley Cohen.

For more information, please contact Celia Walker.

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