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Summer 2010 Category

Dr. Robert S. Stempfel Jr. donates additional 250 volumes of modern literature

Aug. 23, 2010—Dr. Robert S. Stempfel Jr.’s (MD’52) recent gift to Vanderbilt of 250 volumes of modern literature complements his existing collection at the library and also gives the library a starting point for collecting other modern American authors. This gift includes more Updike works, like the copy of Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, an Updike essay...

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A Tradition of Innovation

Aug. 23, 2010—W­­­­­­­­­hen Vanderbilt’s Central Library opened in 1941, it was progressive in concept and design. The concept—bringing together the resources of Vanderbilt, George Peabody College for Teachers and Scarritt College to create a facility for all three institutions—created a library far better than each could do alone.

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Michele and Ronnie Wise donate collection of box sets to the Wilson Music Library

Aug. 20, 2010—Michele and Ronnie Wise recently donated a collection of box sets of pop, jazz, blues and country music to the Wilson Music Library. Ronnie, a retired library system director and founder of a nationally recognized literacy program, is a lifelong collector of books, music, film and various forms of pop culture. “To me, education is...

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Joseph Earle Stewart donates more than 4,000 books

Aug. 20, 2010—Nashville’s Joseph Earle Stewart has donated his library of more than 4,000 books, many in languages other than English, to Vanderbilt. Stewart, a scholar in theology, philosophy, language and psychology who has a quarter-century association with Vanderbilt, collected his library during his years of travel, study and teaching abroad. The collection includes Daumelinchen ein Marchen...

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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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