Vanderbilt University Archives

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Vanderbilt University Archives

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The University Archives preserves the historical memory of the university and makes this information available to the Vanderbilt community and to the public. The Archives includes information on Vanderbilt University, George Peabody College for Teachers, and the University of Nashville.

Items in the Vanderbilt University Archives Collection

[Surgical Ward VI, Camp Hospital 28 Nevers, France 1918]
One of 122 camp hospitals, Camp Hospital 28 opened February 4, 1918, and housed wounded troops from 40 miles around Nevers. Vanderbilt Unit S took over the hospital March 7. From February until December, the staff treated over 3,000 cases. The…

Lt. Kennon's Moustache and Lesser Objects
Dr. William G. Kennon specialized in surgery of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Vanderbilt and other medical schools recruited doctors and nurses to assist the American Expeditionary Force in France after the U.S. joined the war in 1917. One of 12…

Rapid Transit in France
Many soldiers in the American Expeditionary Forces took their cameras to war. The unknown photographer was likely part of the Vanderbilt Unit serving at Camp Hospital 28. Despite the Army Signal Corps’ sales of souvenir photographs of units and AEF…

[Officers' and Nurses' Mess, Camp Hospital 28, Nevers, France 1918]
The American Expeditionary Forces depended upon regular train service and hospitals were positioned near major railroad junctions. Nevers, 150 miles south of Paris, was a central supply depot for matériel, veterinary hospitals and hospitals.…

[Nurses with the Vanderbilt Hospital in France]
Few nurses were identified in the Army Signal Corps photographs of nursing units. The Vanderbilt Unit included doctors and local nurses from Davidson County. Head Nurse Catherine Sinnot had worked for St. Thomas Hospital and was awarded the…

[Vanderbilt Unit, World War I, August 1, 1917]
Over 2,500 Vanderbilt men served in World War I once the United States joined the fighting in April 1917. The Vanderbilt Unit included 12 doctors, enlisted men and nurses from Tennessee. Most of its members served 150 miles from Paris at Nevers, in…

[Frederick Kuhlman in Front of Card Catalog]
Dr. Kuhlman, director of the Joint University Libraries from 1936 to 1960, was the driving force behind the creation of the Judaica Collection. As a scholar librarian with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, he was dedicated to…

[Portrait of Ismar Elbogen]
The Judaica Collection had its beginnings with the purchase of the library of Ismar Elbogen in 1945. Dr. Elbogen, a noted authority on Jewish history and religion, taught in Berlin from 1902 until 1933. He immigrated to the United States to escape…

[Letter to Mrs. Regina Elbogen]
Dr. Kuhlman wrote this letter, dated April 12, 1944, to Elbogen's wife Regina, to initiate negotiations to obtain the Elbogen library. A stream of correspondence between Kuhlman and Mrs. Elbogen led to the finalization of the purchase in December…

[Letter to Mrs. Sara Lowenstein Teitlebaum on Christmas Day]
Dr. Kuhlman wrote this letter, dated December 25, 1944, to Mrs. Sara Lowenstein Teitltebaum, thanking her for a generous donation in memory of her husband, Henry Teitlebaum. Her gift funded the purchase of Dr. Ismar Elbogen’s collection.