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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

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

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: History under Glass: Vanderbilt University History in the E.E. Barthell Collection

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: History under Glass: Vanderbilt University History in the E.E. Barthell Collection Description: At the 1924 Vanderbilt University Commencement, alumnus and… Keep Reading

Engineers, get ready for the Engineering Academic Challenge

On September 10th, Engineering Academic Challenge 2018 kicks off. This five-week global challenge gives engineering professors, instructors, and librarians a chance to immerse students in an online active learning experience harnessing the combined power of Knovel and Engineering Village to tackle real-world engineering problems. The challenge questions are contributed by engineering students, faculty, and librarians… Keep Reading