Jean And Alexander Heard Library

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt now home to extraordinary gaming collection

    Vanderbilt has acquired the George Clulow and U.S. Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection—one of the world's premiere collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards and chess. Read More

    Aug 25, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt launches Library Collections Initiative

    The Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s special and permanent collections will be strategically expanded this year via a new one-year program called the Library Collections Initiative. Read More

    Aug 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: Frances Isley Hardie, MLS’68, PhD’80, Woman of Mystery

    Frances Isley Hardie, former head of collections and acquisitions at Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library, of Nashville, died Jan. 8, 2017. She was 90. Read More

    Mar 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mind’s Eye: Quick Draw

    Politics and politicians have never been spared the cartoonist’s pen From Charlie Hebdo to the lampooning of U.S. presidential candidates, political cartoons continue to be a staple of editorial pages. While the rise of digital media—and the decline of newspapers—may have reduced their reach, political cartoons remain one of the… Read More

    May 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    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. Read More

    Oct 23, 2015

  • Satchel Paige

    Legendary Sports Journalists in a League of Their Own

    In the Jean and Alexander Heard Library exhibit The Golden Age of Sports Journalism: Grantland Rice and Fred Russell, baseball takes center stage, as it has all summer at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014