Vanderbilt Acquires John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie Collection

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries recently received a major archival collection, The John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie Collection, as part of the collaborative Academic Archives Purchasing Fund with the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and Vanderbilt University. Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), an instrumental figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz, was a… Keep reading

Panel Discussion on the James Robertson Papers on April 23

The James Robertson Papers  Register Here 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… Keep reading