Portrait Collection


Portrait Collection


The Portrait Collection is a series of the Vanderbilt University Photographic Archives and consists of thousands of photographs, slides and negatives of administrators, faculty, staff, students and visitors collected through the years by offices within the university.

Collection Items

[Portrait of Lou H. Silberman]
Professor Lou H. Silberman taught at Vanderbilt for 28 years, from 1952 through 1980, and was named Hillel Professor of Jewish Literature in 1955. He was chair of the undergraduate department of religious studies from 1970 to 1976. Besides launching…

[Raymond Zimmerman at the Peabody Roundtable]
Raymond Zimmerman was Chairman/CEO of Service Merchandise, a company founded by his parents, Mary and Harry Zimmerman. In 1988, the Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation donated $500,000 to Vanderbilt’s Judaica Collection in honor of Raymond’s parents,…
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