Library Resource Spotlight: American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961

This recently-acquired ProQuest History Vault module presents major White House files from the Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower administrations, representing the start and the ramp-up of the Cold War era. The centerpiece of the Truman files is the President’s Secretary’s file, while the Eisenhower files are centered on the Confidential File and the Whitman File… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

J19 is the official publication of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Published twice annually, the journal is dedicated to publishing innovative research on and analysis of the “long nineteenth century” (1783-1914) in the United States. Recent articles include “The End of Reconstruction, Again: Dylann Roof, Thomas Dixon Jr., and the Transhistorical Structures of Racist… Keep reading

Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Global Commodities

The Global Commodities database from Adam Matthew “brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years.” Among the imaginative features of this database is a 360-degree object… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep reading

Great turnout for voter registration event at Central

On Monday, October 8, several volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters assisted Vanderbilt students and staff with the voting registration process at the Central Library. The turnout was great, and the League representative ended up delivering 28 registration applications to the Davidson County Election Commission today. The volunteers also registered 8 new voters… Keep reading

Voter registration at Central on Monday, October 8

On Monday, October 8, experienced volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters will staff a table in the Central Library main lobby to assist you with the registration process.  More specifically, they will help Tennessee residents with on-line registration on a laptop, and our out-of-state students with an absentee ballot in their state.  They… Keep reading

Library launches News Desk, with free campus NYT and WSJ access

Reading award-winning news stories in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal is now easier for the Vanderbilt community, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage. The portal is made possible through the support of the Office of the Provost. “Citizens need reliable and diverse… Keep reading

Getting to know your Central librarians: Yvonne Boyer

Yvonne Boyer is the subject librarian for French, Italian, Art, History of Art, and the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. She has been a librarian at Central Library since 1988. She graduated with a Master’s of Library Science degree from George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is a native of… Keep reading