Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Nov. 14, 2017—Most Vanderbilt schools are observing a break from classes Nov. 18-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus Dining locations, Vanderbilt libraries and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center will modify their hours over Thanksgiving Break.
Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.
Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.
Oct. 5, 2017—Read about the latest faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.
Sep. 27, 2017—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funding to Vanderbilt for a workshop and planning effort to examine and address the challenges of preserving TV news in the 21st century.
Aug. 25, 2017—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.
Aug. 21, 2017—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.
Mar. 7, 2017—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.
May. 13, 2016—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 most powerful ways to convey...
Oct. 23, 2015—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.
Sep. 26, 2014—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.