Colombian Ambassador Visits Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

On October 6, the Ambassador to the United States from Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón, visited having asked to see the libraries’ rare special collections on Colombia. Paula Covington, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, prepared a wide range of the treasures for him to see. He then… Keep reading

Spring Buchanan Library Fellowship Mentors Wanted

Have you been thinking about becoming a mentor for a Buchanan Library Fellowship? If so, now is the time to submit a proposal for the spring 2022 semester.  Mentors work with librarians and students on projects that build research skills. Students earn $1,000 for the semester’s work and present their final projects.  For more information… Keep reading

Come Celebrate Constitution Day with the Vanderbilt Libraries

This Friday, September 17 is Constitution Day. It honors the historic day in 1787 when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. The Government Documents unit of the Vanderbilt Libraries invites the Vanderbilt community to the Central Library between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17. We will be… Keep reading

Vanderbilt’s Historic Buildings: The Faye and Joe Wyatt Center

Have you ever wondered about the history of the beautiful domed building at the end of the Peabody esplanade? If so, you might check out the new exhibit in Special Collections’ series on Vanderbilt’s historic buildings. The exhibit is on display in Special Collections and University Archives and is available as an online exhibit. Facing… Keep reading

sepia photograph of old domed building

Call for Applicants for Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Exploring British Periodicals How can you identify and explore patterns across millions of documents? In this fellowship, Buchanan Library Fellows will learn state-of-the-art techniques for text mining at scale. Fellows will join an ongoing research project to analyze constellations of information in ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections…. Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Fall Buchanan Fellowship: The U.S. American Presidency

The U.S. Presidency: Challenges of the Executive Branch Are you interested in working with primary resources to explore the role of the U.S. presidency? Buchanan Library Fellows in this fall semester fellowship will curate an exhibition in the lobby of Central Library that explores the opportunities and challenges of the U.S. Executive Branch.  Fellows will… Keep reading

exhibition detail

Call for Applicants for Fall Fellowship: Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Fall 2021 Buchanan Library Fellowship: Gateway to Traditional Chinese Monuments: Data Curation and Web Development for Cultural Heritage Preservation This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of this Buchanan Library Fellowship will help faculty to develop data for Architectura Sinica, a Chinese architectural history dynamic site archive and architectural thesaurus. Fellows… Keep reading

Panel Discussion on the James Robertson Papers on April 23

The James Robertson Papers  April 23, 2021, Noon-1pm Please join us for this panel discussion on newly-available collections from the libraries. Vanderbilt’s Special Collections is home to the James Robertson Papers, composed of original letters and documents belonging to the early settler. The papers date from between 1784-1814 and were given by Robertson’s son Dr…. Keep reading

Call for Applicants for Fall Semester Buchanan Fellowship: Giving Voice to Afro-Hispanic Life and Culture through the Collections of Manuel and Delia Zapata Olivella

Fall Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship:  Giving Voice to Afro-Hispanic Life and Culture through the Collections of Manuel and Delia Zapata Olivella Recipients of this Buchanan Library Fellowship will research and curate an online exhibit on a theme relating to Vanderbilt’s Afro-Hispanic Zapata Olivella collections. Manuel Zapata Olivella (1920-2004) was known throughout Latin America as the… Keep reading