Jun. 20, 2012—Unforgettable images of coal miners and their families in Appalachia have been donated by award-winning photojournalist Jack Corn to Vanderbilt’s Special Collections.
Dec. 5, 2011—One of Vanderbilt’s most well-known graduates, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (BA’62) and his wife, Honey Alexander, have made one of the most important donations in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s history by giving their pre-Senate papers to Special Collections.
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.
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.
Jun. 19, 2009—The Commons, a brand new community of first-year students, residential faculty and professional staff, welcomed its first class last fall. This is not your parents’ freshman dorm. All first-year students live in The Commons in one of 10 new residence halls called houses, which are grouped around quads on the Peabody side of campus.