Vanderbilt Announces New James Lawson Institute

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries join the entire Vanderbilt community in the excitement of today’s announcement about the new James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements. As the archival home of the James M. Lawson, Jr. Papers and the James M. Lawson, Jr. Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives… Keep reading

Kelly LaVoice named Acting Director of Walker Management Library

While Hilary Craiglow serves as Acting Vanderbilt University Librarian, Kelly LaVoice will be managing the day-to-day operations of Walker Management Library as Acting Director. We are all confident and excited for Kelly’s leadership and look forward to library innovation—both at Owen and across the system. Feel free to email Kelly with your ideas, questions or… Keep reading

2021-2022 Inclusive Book Group Discussions

Read these thought provoking works and plan to join the Inclusive Book Group online throughout the year to discuss these books When Breath Becomes Air, Interior Chinatown, The Vanishing Half and Hamnet. You can find limited e-book copies available through Central Library’s service desk. Please register separately for each discussion. When Breath Becomes Air by… Keep reading

Starting July 6, Research Appointments offered for Fine Arts Gallery, History of Medicine Collections and Special Collections and University Archives

Vanderbilt University deeply values the neighbors, community partners and visitors who make the campus community so vibrant. The Fine Arts Gallery, the History of Medicine Collections and the Special Collections and University Archives Library never stopped providing online access to collections and online reference throughout the pandemic, and will continue to do so.  We are… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellow Robby Espano Shares Final Project

In January 1849, “everybody skates” wrote Godey’s Lady’s Book editor Sarah Hale. Winter sports—skating, sledding, and snow-balling–were popular and “ladies are especially renowned for their grace and agility.”  Readers also contributed notes on medicines, recipes and fashions. See Buchanan Fellow Robby Espano’s curator statement and discover what he found when he read the magazine and… Keep reading

Vanderbilt Acquires Dinah Shore Collection

Vanderbilt Special Collections Library recently acquired the Dinah Shore Collection, documenting the life of Vanderbilt graduate Dinah Shore, BA’38, a prolific singer, actress, and talk show host widely popular throughout the 1940s-1980s. Noteworthy items include Dinah Shore fan club newsletters, publicity stills, photographs and scripts from Shore’s talk shows, and original music recordings that will… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellow Josanda Addo Shares her Final Project

In 1860, American readers loved Godey’s Lady’s Book for its elaborate colored fashion plates. Listen to Buchanan Library Fellow Josanda Addo’s curator statement, and hear her thoughts on the magazine’s advice to women. Content published in Godey’s Lady Book’s reflected American’s beliefs about women’s roles in society, including women’s self-sufficiency in the domestic sphere. Contributors… Keep reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Ends on June 7

The Vanderbilt University Libraries signed an agreement with HathiTrust in March of 2020 that provided faculty, students, and staff with online access to approximately 17% of the libraries copyrighted print circulating collections. Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) was invaluable for virtual instruction and research while access to campus was restricted. As the university… Keep reading

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