Seasons Greetings from Special Collections and University Archives

“As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people.” ― P.G. Wodehouse, Something Fresh All of us in Special Collections and University Archives wish you and yours happiness this holiday season and joy… Keep reading

happy holidays from Special Collections and University Archives

Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus, F. Hamilton Hazelhurst

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus, Franklin Hamilton Hazlehurst, who passed away on November 12, 2020, at the age of 95. Hazelhurst earned his bachelor of arts cum laude (1949), master of fine arts cum laude (1952) and doctor of philosophy (1956) from Princeton University…. Keep reading

Vanderbilt University Old Gym

The Fight for Freedom: Ministers as Activists

We bring back to your attention this 2014 library exhibition, The Fight for Freedom, containing compelling letters, rare broadsides, and audio and video recordings which serve as witnesses to powerful moments in America’s history. Among the themes in this exhibition, Ministers as Activists includes just a few of the rare items from the the Kelly… Keep reading

Rev. Kelly Miller Smth shakes hands with President Jimmy Carter

Vanderbilt-Fisk collaboration profiles careers of highly successful Black women during Depression, Jim Crow era

Raquelle K. Bostow, Mellon postdoctoral scholar at Vanderbilt University, and a team of six undergraduate students from Fisk University have created the digital retrospective “Women of Rosenwald: Curating Social Justice through the Arts (1928-1948).” The exhibit, made possible through the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education program, sheds light on a lesser known part of one of Fisk’s… Keep reading

photographs of female recipients of the Rosenwald Fund

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Exhibition Wins Nashville Scene Award

The University Art Gallery’s spring exhibition, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom, was selected by the Nashville Scene as the Best University Exhibition of the past year. The show, curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer, was organized at Vanderbilt by Interim Curator Emily Weiner with Collections Manager and Registrar Kali Mason. More information about… Keep reading

Gallery view of Visionary Aponte objects

Library Summer Project Attracts Grant Funding

The Wikimedia Foundation has awarded Vanderbilt University a grant to advance WikiCite among information professionals. WikiCite is a “Wikimedia initiative to develop open citations and linked bibliographic data to serve free knowledge.” The grant will fund a training program titled “WikiCite for Librarians: Interactive Learning Pathways for Information Professionals.” The participants in this grant gained… Keep reading

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Library Access Tips for Recent Alumni

Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to the VU alumni family! On September 4th, your student status was changed to alumni status. Alumni privileges include: Databases: Access to a select group of specially licensed digital resources and databases. Borrowing: You have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. Currently, alumni can request pick up items, but… Keep reading

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Reminder of Library Due Dates

At the end of last semester the library extended item due dates to September 4th. If you have graduated or are not on campus, you have some options to return these items: Book Drop: If you are in Nashville, you may return items to a campus book drop. Shipping Items: If you are not in… Keep reading

shelves of library books

Vanderbilt Libraries Expand Material Pick-Up Service

Pick-up service for circulating resources that are not available electronically has been expanded during the week of June 15. Online requests are fulfilled with electronic versions of resources whenever possible. We are happy to help you locate items. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery of physical item requests.  This time frame allows us to… Keep reading

Table holding print item for pick up

No Quarantine on Information at Heard Libraries

Vanderbilt’s libraries never ramped down during the stay-at-home order. Indeed, they have been busier than ever, remotely providing resources and services.  Over the last few months, Vanderbilt has purchased hundreds of e-books and made connections to tens of thousands of new resources in every field. On May 26, a small group of library staff will… Keep reading

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