Vanderbilt University Photographic Archive

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Vanderbilt University Photographic Archive

Description

The Vanderbilt University Photographic Archive contains approximately 300,000 photographs relating to the history and development of the university since its founding in 1875. Some of the photographic topics in this collection include faculty and staff portraits, athletics, the Nashville community, World War I and II, alumni events, campus buildings and features, and student activities.

Items in the Vanderbilt University Photographic Archive Collection

[General Library Building]
This photograph shows the General Library Building under construction in February 1941. Built to support graduate education at Vanderbilt, Scarritt College and Peabody College for Teachers, the structure was designed by architect Henry C. Hibbs…

[Architectural Rendering of the General Library Building]
This architectural rendering shows the east elevation of the proposed "General Library Building," now known as the Central Library.