Special Collections Reading Room Closed 2/4/22

Due to the icy roads, Special Collections will be closed this Friday, February 4, 2022.  Virtual reference will be available as will our digital collections and finding aids.  Reach us at specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu with questions or to book an appointment.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Special Collections and University Archives

Virtual Services on Tap at the Libraries

Between now and January 24, all Vanderbilt Library services will be virtual. Library buildings will remain locked, with a planned re-opening of January 24. Please contact your library or library subject specialist for assistance with research and coursework. Not sure who to ask? Use our Ask A Librarian chat service. During this time, Vanderbilt Libraries… Keep reading

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Student Artists in the Libraries

The Central Library and the Divinity Library are home to a student artist exhibition created by Professor Mel Ziegler’s ARTS-1502 Installation Art class. The exhibition will be on display until the week of Thanksgiving. For more information, visit the exhibition website. Shannon Felder My Two CentsWorks include: Eliza Boyle ’25, Oh the Places You’ll Go… Keep reading

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Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library

Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library Nathan Schutt, data analysis coordinator for the Nashville Promise Zone, interviewed Philip Walker, director of Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library, about how to sort through all the information on COVID-19. Walker has been a medical librarian for 16 years and has been the… Keep reading

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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

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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