“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Reception in Special Collections

A reception for the “Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” exhibit will occur in Special Collections on Friday, October 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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 2019. The exhibit… Keep reading

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Exhibit Opens at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

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 2019. The exhibit highlights materials held in Vanderbilt University Special Collections, University Archives, as well as items loaned from the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. The Department of… Keep reading

Curator’s Talks: Fall 2019

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

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

143 Years of Commencement Exhibit

April 2019 Central Library Lobby The first Vanderbilt University Commencement took place in the chapel of the Main building, now known as Kirkland Hall, on June 20, 1877.  The fledgling university granted 10 degrees in the Arts & Sciences and 52 in Medicine.  The week of Commencement included Founder’s Day festivities, the annual debates of… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 4/10: Les Fleurs du Printemps: Selections from the French Collections

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public. From romance to… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 3/27: Bringing the Vanderbilt Divinity Library Cuneiform Tablets Collection into the Light

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public. Did you know… Keep reading

Opportunity NOW Students in Special Collections

Friday, July 13th, was a great day for Special Collections as we celebrated the successful completion of another year’s work with Opportunity NOW, the Nashville program that gets high school students working at local companies across Davidson County.  Our students, Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham toiled away in the Preservation Office and in Special Collections cleaning,… Keep reading

High School Interns Find Opportunities in the Library

Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham in the preservation lab working on the University of Nashville books. Photo: Molly Dohrmann Two high school interns are working in Special Collections this summer as part of Opportunity NOW, a job readiness program organized by the Mayor’s office.  Kathy Smith, Rachel Lavenda, Molly Dohrmann, Jim Thweatt, and Laura Matthews… Keep reading