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Summer 2010 issue

Aug. 16, 2010—The Acorn Chronicle is published semi-annually by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University. Address inquiries to the library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240, 615/322-4782, or by email to wp_77@vanderbilt.edu. The Acorn Chronicle, Summer 2010 © 2010 by Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved. Dean of Libraries: Connie Vinita Dowell Editor: Lew Harris...

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Pascal Pia selections in the Surrealism exhibition

Aug. 16, 2010—Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, an exhibition that premiered at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, included books loaned from the Pascal Pia collection in the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. The most notable loan is Pia’s copy of Nadja by Andre Breton, signed by the author,...

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Library acquires Hebrew scholar Patterson’s professional collection

Aug. 16, 2010—Vanderbilt has recently acquired part of the library of the late Hebrew scholar David Patterson. Patterson spent virtually his entire career at Oxford, where he established the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He was honored with the title of Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 “for services to Jewish Studies”, the first...

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Wilson retires after 25 years at Vanderbilt

Aug. 16, 2010—A familiar face is gone from the library although her legacy will remain. Flo Wilson, associate dean of libraries, retired in June after more than a quarter-century with Vanderbilt. Wilson is widely regarded as a model librarian, best known for her thoughtfulness and thoroughness and looking at all sides of an issue when making decisions....

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Of the news, by the news, for the news

Aug. 16, 2010—Longtime NBC President and Chairman of the Board Julian Goodman, whose accomplished news career includes the Huntley/Brinkley years and the Nixon/Kennedy debates and beyond, has deposited his papers in the Vanderbilt Libraries Special Collections.

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Winter 2010 Issue

Jan. 13, 2010—The Acorn Chronicle is published semi-annually by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University. Address inquiries to the library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240, (615) 322-4782, or by e-mail to wp_77@vanderbilt.edu. The Acorn Chronicle, Winter 2010 ©2010 by Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved. Dean of Libraries: Connie Vinita Dowell Editor: Lew Harris Contributors:...

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2008–2009 Annual Report of Donors

Jan. 13, 2010—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library thanks and recognizes the many supporters who gave generously to the library during the past fiscal year (July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009). To learn more about supporting the library or to let us know about any omissions or errors on this donor list, please contact Beth Boord at (615) 343-4717 or beth.boord@vanderbilt.edu.

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Library Tag Cloud

Jan. 13, 2010—This tag cloud is a visual illustration of phrases searched via the Vanderbilt library’s online search engine, the Acorn catalog, during Fall 2009 midterms. Larger type indicates greater popularity.

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Olivella acquisition boosts library’s Latin American collection

Jan. 13, 2010—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has one of the best Latin American collections of Colombiana of any library in the world—and it just got even better. The library has acquired the papers of Manuel Zapata Olivella, the 20th century’s most important Afro-Hispanic narrator, according to William Luis, Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish. Olivella was a doctor, anthropologist, folklorist, diplomat and writer and is one of the most distinguished figures in contemporary Colombian literature. More than any other person, Olivella has been recognized for his focus on the people of African descent, not only to the history and society of Colombia, but also to the Americas as a whole.

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