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

Reminder: John Donelson Panel Discussion, Voyage of the Adventure Today at Noon

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation are teaming up to offer two zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact ACE@vanderbilt.edu. April 9,… Keep reading

Tennessee River with tree and landscape

Call for Summer Fellowship applicants: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks

Summer Semester Buchanan Library Fellowship: Modalities of Textual Analysis: Large-Scale Natural Language Processing on Spark/Databricks The Modalities of Textual Analysis project will be exploring different approaches to analyzing ProQuest’s British Periodicals Collections using natural language processing on Databricks/Spark. Students will have the opportunity to explore building custom NLP pipelines for projects like the correction of… Keep reading

Join Us for Two Panel Discussions on Nashville’s Founders

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University are teaming up to offer two Zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact ACE@vanderbilt.edu. April 9, 2021, Noon–1 p.m.: Voyage… Keep reading

river with trees and landscape

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