Closing Soon: Fine Press Books Exhibition

Don’t miss seeing From Golden Type to Double Gilt: Fine Press Books at Vanderbilt Libraries, which runs through August 28, 2022, in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives Library on the second floor of Central. The libraries’ collection of fine binding was formed from a gift in memory of Nettie Hale Rand by her husband,… Keep reading

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A New and Improved Library Search

The Libraries’ search tool has undergone a refresh to make it easier to find the most relevant results. On the Advanced Search page, you will now find the following search options: Everything Use Everything to find both print and electronic items, including journal and newspaper articles, books, e-books, book chapters, streaming videos, government documents and… Keep reading

Automated Speech Recognition Aids in Transcription and Captioning for 62,000 Hours of Archived Television News

Jim Duran, director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive (VTNA) is pleased to announce the recent completion of transcription and captioning for 62,000 hours of recorded television news that began in 1968, and continues today. Captioning improves the archive’s accessibility by supporting users with hearing impairments and opens the archive up to new methods of… Keep reading

Indoor Masking Protocols Temporarily Reinstated

As noted in today’s story in MyVU, Vanderbilt has temporarily reinstated the indoor masking protocols on campus. A few of the protocols of note: New masking protocols go into effect Monday, June 20 Wear a mask indoors if you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others Masking is not required for in-person meetings… Keep reading

Ophthalmology Pioneers of Nashville

The History of Medicine Collections has collaborated with Dr. Karla Johns and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute on a new exhibit on the evolution of the ophthalmoscope and of ophthalmology pioneers in Nashville. Along with several examples of ophthalmoscopes and other medical instruments, the exhibit features work by former Vanderbilt medical illustrator Susan Wilkes. Ophthalmologists featured… Keep reading

Pop Up Exhibit: Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler: Grand Dame of Science Fiction Central Library Lobby May-July 2022 Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction author.  In her early publishing career, she was one of the few Black women authors in a field dominated by white men.   Extremely shy as a child, she found a creative outlet exploring science fiction… Keep reading

Climate Fiction

Join Buchanan Library Fellows Amelia Day, Hope Graham, Farrah Hasan, Rae Larrinaga, Chandler Quaile and Julia Tilton this Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in Central Library 2nd Floor Gallery for the opening of their exhibit Home Sapiens: Finding Belonging in Climate Fiction. Humans are “home-sapiens.” Humanity’s need for belonging is fulfilled by a sense… Keep reading

Alexander pre-senate papers open for research, with new acquisition

If you missed our New Acquisitions in Distinctive Collections March webinar you may not know that the pre-senate papers of retired U.S. Senator and Governor Lamar Alexander have been fully opened for research. A recent acquisition to the collection is this photograph of Alexander in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in 1968. At that… Keep reading

Margaret (Peggy) Layne ENG’80 donates Title IX Scrapbook

The first recorded organization of women’s athletics at Vanderbilt University was by Stella Vaughn in the 1890s. Women students participated in numerous athletic activities from then on, never receiving much appreciation or support from the university.  There were intramural teams and occasionally inter-collegiate competitions in tennis and basketball with local colleges but never the full… Keep reading

Distinctive Collections New Acquisitions Webinar March 25

If you have not already registered to attend this Friday’s noon-1:00 p.m. webinar showcasing the Libraries’ latest new acquisitions, we hope you will register today. Curators will share these highlights from collections that are newly processed and now accessible: The Title IX Scrapbook of Margaret Layne ENG’80 includes letters, news clippings and the first Title… Keep reading