If you have not already registered to attend this Friday’s noon-1:00 p.m. webinar showcasing the Libraries’ latest new acquisitions, we hope you will register today. Curators will share these highlights from collections that are newly processed and now accessible:
The Title IX Scrapbook of Margaret Layne ENG’80 includes letters, news clippings and the first Title IX Report of the university, which is invaluable to our understanding of the actions taken by students to lay claim to the same rights afforded to generations of male students at Vanderbilt.
Drawings of the Woolworth Building by Cass Gilbert’s architectural firm, and other highlights from Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style & Modernist Buildings, currently on exhibit in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.
The pre-Senate papers of recently retired U.S. Senator and Governor Lamar Alexander are now fully open and available for research. Artifacts include items from his early childhood, his multiple campaigns for office and unpublished work.
A significant collection of the late jazz instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef, including handwritten manuscripts, recordings and scores, drawings, and correspondence has recently been acquired in collaboration with the National Museum of African American Music. Letters from President Obama, Sonny Rawlings, Archie Moore, and the King of Morocco, and artifacts such as photographs of musicians, notes from his autobiography, The Gentle Giant, and stunningly crafted musical instruments make this collection a rare resource for many areas of study.