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This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels Stereotypical characterizations of southern values, people and places are found in an interesting assemblage… Keep Reading

New Acquisitions: Royal Conservatory of Music Celebration Series and Four Star Sight Singing

The Wilson Music Library recently acquired two important series issued by the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). The Celebration Series is a graded method of study for piano comprised of two parts: Piano Repertoire (twelve volumes) and Piano Etudes (ten volumes). Four Star Sight Singing is an additional ten-volume series designed specifically for pianists. These… Keep Reading

Getting to Know Your Librarians: Sara Manus

Sara Manus is the Music Librarian for Education and Outreach at the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, where she has worked since 2005. She provides library instruction to all Blair undergraduate music majors, serves as the main music reference librarian, and coordinates outreach events and social media for the Music Library. Sara is currently adjunct… Keep Reading

Pre-College Open House, Oct. 25, 2018

Pre-College students and families: You are invited to the Music Library for the Annual Pre-College Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. Featured performers include members of the Blair Children’s Choir’s Training Choir and its Boys’ Choir at 5:15 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged! Come and learn about everything the Music Library has… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Brief History of Television Advertising

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Brief History of Television Advertising The Vanderbilt Television News Archive includes over 200,000 commercial breaks. Jim Duran will demonstrate the many… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt Highlights of the Vandy Goes to War exhibition will be the focus… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The Tarot: History and Symbolism

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Tarot: History and Symbolism Description: The history of tarot is shrouded in mystery. It originates from the tradition of playing… Keep Reading

COME CELEBRATE the 42nd SARAH SHANNON STEVENSON DAY, Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 18th @ 1pm

The library was officially named the Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science Library in September, 1976.  The “engineering” addition came later.  Little is known about Mrs. Stevenson.   She was known to enjoy a game of poker along with a glass of whiskey.  She was the two-time President of the Junior League.  She was partial to crisp suits… Keep Reading

Spinoza Collection Acquired through Provost’s Library Collections Initiative

At the suggestion of Professor Lenn Goodman, beginning last summer the library investigated the acquisition of the private collection of an independent Spinoza scholar. The collection was the culmination of decades of study, and offered a significant enhancement to the library’s collection. With a historically strong collection in Jewish Studies and Judaica, the addition of… Keep Reading