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// winter 2010

2008–2009 Annual Report of Donors

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

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Summer in Oxford

When the Oxford rail station loudspeaker boomed out “Mind the gap, please,” I knew I was really back in England. The heads of two groups of Oxford’s University Libraries had invited me for a consultancy for the Bodleian and other libraries that make up the university’s library system.

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Library loses one of its foremost friends

When Chancellor Emeritus Alexander Heard passed away in July at age 92, the library lost one of its foremost friends.

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Touring Tennessee via postcard

Ridley Wills II’s recently donated his collection of Vanderbilt and Peabody postcards, including those featured here, to the library. Pictured are just a few his collection of about 26,000 Tennessee postcards.

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Nashville pays tribute to Mark Twain with citywide celebration

Vanderbilt’s libraries are part of a citywide, months-long artistic exploration of the lively, provoking and distinctly American writer Mark Twain. The “Twain & Twang” celebration kicked off downtown in the fall and continues through June.

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