Paying the Debt: A History of Vanderbilt Peabody College
Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012
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Peabody celebrated its 225th anniversary last year, and a new documentary on Nashville Public Television celebrated that milestone. Paying the Debt: A History of Vanderbilt Peabody College aired Nov. 3, on NPT. Narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy, the half-hour documentary traces the history of the school from a one-room schoolhouse in East Nashville in 1785 to its post-Civil War resurgence courtesy of philanthropist George Peabody to its rise in national prominence in the fields of education and human development after the merger with Vanderbilt in 1979. Lyle Jackson, videographer in the Peabody Research Office, produced the film. The film can be watched online through YouTube.
photo credits: Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives