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

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.

Tom Little’s cartoon “Didn’t Quite Measure Up” (Sept. 29, 1960), above, depicts what was then a new concept: the televised presidential candidates’ debate. In September 1960 millions of Americans watched the first-ever televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy. The new medium caught Nixon off guard and showed him in poor contrast to the relaxed, confident and handsome Kennedy. When Nixon ran again in 1968, he carefully controlled his television appearances and refused to debate on air, as can be seen in Charles Bissell’s cartoon “And maybe catch a chill? … Never!”, left.

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 theRead More

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.

Legendary Sports Journalists in a League of Their Own

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.