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When a former Vanderbilt librarian moved to Texas, she discovered a trove of items in her father’s garage, including a collection of army patches and a Hitler Youth knife from World War II. Wanting to ensure the memorabilia were preserved, she sent them to her former Vanderbilt colleagues.

A Farewell to Arms: Unique Keepsakes in Special Collections

Kathleen Smith, associate director of special collections for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, and her team occasionally find themselves on the receiving end of unique objects that have been passed along to the university, from vintage movie posters to—as in the case of items highlighted here—armaments and other war-themed matériel.

That Vanderbilt Connection

That Vanderbilt Connection

About a week after my first issue as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine came off the press, a wondrous, forgotten little device on my desk started to ring … and ring … and ring some more. In a world brimming with text messages, email and social media posts, I hadn’t fielded so many phone calls in perhaps a decade.



Share photos sporting your latest gear or simply flashing the ubiquitous thumb-and-forefingers “Go VU” sign. Just don’t forget the hashtag #Vandygram!


Running of the Freshmen

Before Vanderbilt football’s home opener each year, first-year students gather for a tailgate and then take off running across Dudley Field for the annual Anchor Dash.

James Alexander Jr. (JOE HOWELL)

Philanthropy Enables Student to Lead in Law and Divinity Schools

To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is enrolled in the dual-degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Shown in this architect’s rendering, four floors are being added atop the existing Children’s Hospital structure.

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Latest Expansion

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Sept. 2 to mark the launch for construction of the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure.

Wildest Dreams: Students Win Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert

Wildest Dreams: Students Win Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert

Fourteen lucky students had some pretty great seats for the Sept. 25 Taylor Swift concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, thanks to Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

Coordinated by Chapter President John Tilsch, BA’04, and Eppa Rixey, BE’11, the “Welcome to San Francisco” happy hour in August brought together area alumni and recent graduates who have moved to the city. (NAJIB JOE HAKIM)

Lifelong Journey Begins for Recent Grads

When the Class of 2015 walked across the Commencement stage in May, their steps were just the first along a lifetime path with Vanderbilt.

Professor of History Thomas Schwartz teaches a course about diplomat Henry Kissinger for 
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Education at Vanderbilt Continues after Graduation

Alumni flock to Alumni Association chapter-sponsored Commodore Classrooms events to learn about the connection of the blues to the Carolinas or how robotics are giving mobility to the physically disabled.

The Events of May: Vietnam War Protests at Vanderbilt

The Events of May: Vietnam War Protests at Vanderbilt

Reprinted from the May/June 1970 issue of the Vanderbilt Alumnus, this is the last in a yearlong series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vanderbilt Magazine.