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Provost’s Collection Initiative: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Alban Trilogy

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has acquired a beautiful bound volume by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), containing three monographs on ancient monuments in the Alban Hills near Rome: Descrizione e disegno dell’emissario del Lago Albano (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano), 1762; Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del… Keep Reading

New Resource Spotlight: African American Communities

African American Communities is a diverse range of primary source material which focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. Predominantly focusing on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and North Carolina, some of the key topics covered by this collection include; racism, discrimination, desegregation, urban renewal and housing, civil rights movements… Keep Reading

New Resource Spotlight: Statista

Statista is a portal with a wealth of user-friendly (and downloadable, in multiple formats) compilations of data and statistics from numerous international agencies, organizations, and sources, including media, consumer, and market data not always covered in government and NGO sources. Just as an example: do you want to know how many World Cup matches up… Keep Reading

New Databases!

We have new databases! These new and/or improved databases are available in the Databases A-Z list. New databases: 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, complements the titles and issues found in the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection… Keep Reading

W.T. Bandy Center new home for Verlaine Collection

A stellar collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, who was elected France’s “Prince of Poets” by his peers, has been acquired by the library’s W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies. “The Verlaine Collection is a remarkable body of work to be placed alongside our own Bandy Center collections,” said Susan Wente, provost… Keep Reading

NEW! John Hartford Music Collection

The family of John Hartford, Grammy award winner and songwriter of Gentle On My Mind, has donated about 2,500 books, including collections of fiddle tunes, biographies of musicians, and histories of Southern music, to Vanderbilt. Students and faculty can find this collection in the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at the Blair School of Music…. Keep Reading