Library Resource Spotlight: American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961

This recently-acquired ProQuest History Vault module presents major White House files from the Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower administrations, representing the start and the ramp-up of the Cold War era. The centerpiece of the Truman files is the President’s Secretary’s file, while the Eisenhower files are centered on the Confidential File and the Whitman File… Keep reading

VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion. The event is scheduled for noon… Keep reading

Library Resource Spotlight: J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

J19 is the official publication of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Published twice annually, the journal is dedicated to publishing innovative research on and analysis of the “long nineteenth century” (1783-1914) in the United States. Recent articles include “The End of Reconstruction, Again: Dylann Roof, Thomas Dixon Jr., and the Transhistorical Structures of Racist… Keep reading

Update to Room Scheduling System

An update to the Vanderbilt EMS room scheduling system (Virtual EMS) over Spring Break presents a new interface to users who reserve library spaces for meetings and study. One will still login to the system with their VUnetID and password, and all of the previous functionality is still there, but the interface has changed, so… Keep reading

Art+Feminism topic of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In March, Vanderbilt Libraries will join individuals and organizations across the globe for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon designed to improve content on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia sites. Art+Feminism 2019 is in the fifth year of a six-year campaign that focuses on gender and non-binary artists and encourages new editors to participate, especially women… Keep reading

Buchanan Fellows Presentations and Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday December 4

Join the fun on Tuesday, December 4th as we celebrate the projects created by the Fall 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows.  Three Fellows worked with Special Collections and TV News Archive staff to produce documentaries about journalists whose papers are in Special Collections: Jack Corn, Jack Hurst, and Jim Squires.  The documentaries accompany an exhibition, The… Keep reading

Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep reading