Curator’s Talk 12/5: Moon Walk: A Viewing of the July 21, 1969 Evening News

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

“Thinking 3D” Exhibition CLOSING: Thursday, October 31

Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections’ exhibition, “Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present,” will be closing this coming Thursday, October 31. The exhibit, located in the Eskind Biomedical Library, is part of a collaborative year-long initiative with Oxford University and focuses on the origins of modern neuroscience, exploring human perception through… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni Pop Up Exhibit

Nikki Giovanni: Black Feeling, Black Talk Central Library Lobby August 2019 Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) is one of America’s most respected African American poets.  A poet, essayist, activist and educator, she graduated with honors from Fisk University with a B.A. in history in 1967.  She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni book cover for Black Judgement

Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art

September 26–December 14, 2019 Opening reception, Thursday September 26, 5–7pm The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present  Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art , an exhibition that examines artworks and artifacts from different eras, cultures, and disciplines, all through the lens of the archetypal themes that they share. This gallery… Keep reading

Claude Cahun

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Ongoing, Central Library (4th Floor Lobby) Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive is the most extensive and complete archive of television news in the world. Vanderbilt has been recording the national news continuously since August 5th, 1968, initially capturing the daily broadcasts of ABC, CBS and NBC, and later including daily broadcasts from CNN and Fox News…. Keep reading

Journalist’s Papers

Ongoing, Central Library (4th Floor Lobby) No matter the story—from the catastrophic to the mundane—reporters must find a way to communicate the news that is engaging and fresh. Journalists are called to uncover the news with speed, accuracy and style. Since the early days of news reporting, artists have worked alongside correspondents, often risking their… Keep reading

Kirkland Hall: A History

September 2018-ongoing, Special Collections Library Kirkland Hall is the iconic symbol of Vanderbilt University. First known as “Main Building,” it stood as the central building on a 74-acre campus when dedicated in October, 1875, and initially housed all the university’s classrooms and laboratories in addition to a chapel, a museum and the library. After a… Keep reading

Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville

March 27, 2019-October 31, 2019, Central Library (Second Floor Gallery) This exhibition will be curated by a cohort of Buchanan Library Fellows and their librarian mentors. University life in the 19th century was quite different from today’s modern campus. Every aspect of students’ lives was highly regimented in order to shape the young men into productive members… Keep reading

Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50

September 2, 2019-November 15, 2019, Special Collections Library An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 15, 2019. The exhibit highlights materials held in Vanderbilt University Special Collections, University Archives, as well as items loaned from the Department… Keep reading