Special Collections Archives
Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.
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. 2, 2017—Three Metro Nashville high school students researched the earliest books acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries while participating in Mayor Megan Barry's Opportunity NOW youth employment program.
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.
Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.
Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.
Mar. 14, 2016—Enjoy eating a sweet treat and gazing at the moon through a telescope on Library Lawn when Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Libraries present "Moon Watch and Moon Pies" the evening of March 15.
Oct. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Central Library's second Wikipedia edit-a-thon, scheduled for Nov. 1, will focus on global connections.
Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.
Jun. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt Central Library shares stories of journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom in a new exhibition open to the public.