Jun. 15, 2012—Film legend Fred Astaire is featured in this 1937 shot from “A Discussion in Percussion … on How to Beat the Band” photo series, part of the Francis Robinson Collection of Theatre, Music and Dance in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections. Come see this and more when the exhibit “Stage and Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt's Performing Arts Collections,” opens August 22 in the Central Library.
Dec. 5, 2011—Nashville had baseball fever in June 2011 as the Vanderbilt Commodores made their first appearance at the College World Series, going all the way to the semifinals. Pictured here is an 1892 game with Vanderbilt facing Cumberland University in the first game played on what is now called Currey Field. That’s Kirkland Hall, still with its original two towers, in the background.
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.