Vanderbilt University Special Collections


Vanderbilt University Special Collections


Special Collections manages the rare book collections of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The subject matter of this extensive collection covers a wide range of topics including the Fugitive and Agrarian literary groups, American Civil War, Southern literature and civilization, performing arts, Vanderbilt University history, George Peabody College history, Meso-American codices, and religion.

Collection Items

Transit Density from Nashville to Settlements in the US, Indian and Spanish Territories: Based on Joseph Purcell, 1794
This is a GIS analysis of transit density from Nashville to settlements in the U.S., Indian and Spanish territories - based on Joseph Purcell's map of 1794. It was created as part of a dean's fellows project using historical maps from Special…

Profile of the Vanderbilt University Central Library as Recreated in Minecraft
Anjelica Saulsberry VU '15 constructed a model of the Vanderbilt University Central Library in Minecraft as a part of her 2015 Library Dean's Fellowship. This screen shot displays a side-view of the Central Library within the Minecraft game…
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