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J. León Helguera

Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program @VandyLibraries

Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.

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Vanderbilt now home to Helguera’s ‘personal library’

Mar. 28, 2017—Some 300 boxes containing the rarest and earliest portions of the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana, which documents centuries of Colombian history, have been acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries.

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Helguera, rare book collector and longtime Vanderbilt history professor, has died

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt mourns the death of J. León Helguera, who taught history for 28 years and donated a treasure trove of books and other writings from Colombia to the university's library.

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