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This small collection at .42 linear feet is comprised of objects and photographs assembled by James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal from their participation in the March on Washington on April 25, 1993. On that day hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian Americans and their supporters rallied in the capital to celebrate the right to be homosexual and to demand freedom from discrimination.
Robert Armistead McGaw served on the Vanderbilt University administration staff for 31 years from 1948 to 1979. He started his career at Vanderbilt as assistant to Chancellor Harvie Branscomb in charge of publications, the first person to fill such a role at the University. In 1964 he was appointed Secretary of the University by Alexander Heard, and held that position until his retirement in 1979.
The Robert A. McGaw Papers are comprised of four series; Vanderbilt University, Designs, Writings and WWII. The papers follow closely McGaw’s career and are important to anyone interested in the history of the university. Of special note is the Design Series where McGaw assisted in re-designing the symbols of the university in the 1970s.
Professor Barbara Weinstein of the History department offered course 295/2 called Women at Vanderbilt in Fall 1981: “This course is, first and foremost, a research seminar which will allow us to investigate the broader question of women and higher education in America in terms of the specific case at hand — Vanderbilt University. The research and discussions will span the entire period of Vanderbilt’s existence, beginning with the decision to become a co-educational institution, and ending with the present era of affirmative action. The objective of this course will be, not simply to reconstruct the history of women at this university, but to ascertain and analyze those historical forces which have affected the position of women at Vanderbilt, and how this relates to the changing position of women in America from 1876 to the present. The major requirement for the course was to produce a research paper using primary source materials from the Vanderbilt archives with the results being the thirteen papers which make up this collection.
Impact is a student sponsored weekend symposium on topics of current significance. Major public leaders are invited to participate in lectures, discussion groups, and dinner meetings. Impact is usually held in the spring of each year, and invitations are extended to the University and Nashville community and to other colleges and universities.
Impact at Vanderbilt 1964-1969 offers print and video resources documenting the IMPACT Symposium's early years at Vanderbilt. Speakers respresented in this online exhibit include martin Luther King, Jr.; Stokely Carmichael; Bobby Kennedy; and Tran Van Dinh.
Orbis serves as a special interest newspaper for the Vanderbilt Community. The publication offers liberal, multicultural, and minority viewpoints to the Vanderbilt Community. It also serves as a forum for the discussion of social, political, and religious commentary.
Digital copies available for 2006-2010: https://ir.vanderbilt.edu/handle/1803/786/browse?type=dateissued.
Various issues 2006-2013 are available in the Institutional Repository: https://ir.vanderbilt.edu/handle/1803/665/browse?type=dateissued.
For recent issues, visit the Vanderbilt Hustler web site: https://vanderbilthustler.com/.
The Vanderbil Undergraduate Review is an annual publication begun in 1978. Its purpose was to "circulate ideas that students have expressed in academic papers . . .The subject matter, style, and theory of the papers reflect how students in various fields are writing and thinking." The Review published papers by undergraduates on any academic subject. The publication ended in 1986.
Toxic Ivory Towers seeks to document the professional work experiences of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in U.S. higher education, and simultaneously address the social and economic inequalities in their life course trajectory. Ruth Enid Zambrana finds that despite the changing demographics of the nation, the percentages of Black and Hispanic faculty have increased only slightly, while the percentages obtaining tenure and earning promotion to full professor have remained relatively stagnant. Toxic Ivory Towers is the first book to take a look at the institutional factors impacting the ability of URM faculty to be successful at their jobs, and to flourish in academia. The book captures not only how various dimensions of identity inequality are expressed in the academy and how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of URM faculty, but also how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution to increase rates of retention and promotion so URM faculty can thrive.
A pictorial survey of the Vanderbilt campus from 1873 up to 1978. There are 25 brief essays on aspects of the campus, an alphabetical list and identification of persons for whom buildings are named, and a chronological list of buildings with their principal architects.
The Vanderbilt Divinity School is one of only four university-based interdenominational institutions in the United States, and the only one in the South. Its history provides a distinct vantage point for viewing what has occurred in theological education since the latter part of the nineteenth century. This book explores the school's history in terms of four main themes: engagement with southern culture, the transition from an institution of the church (Methodist) to an independent and interdenominational school with a liberal Protestant orientation; the development of the modern research university, evident in the establishment of a graduate program in religion in addition to its program for the profession of ministry; and conflict which has played an important part in shaping the history of the school, from struggles over institutional control to national issues of social justice.
The Law Department was one of two departments that opened for classes in the fall of 1874 in the newly-founded Vanderbilt University. The operation of the institution in the nineteenth century was governed by a quasi-proprietary model, which was abandoned in 1900, when the University made the school a more integral part of the academic enterprise. The first half of the twentieth century was a struggle for survival. The School faced a number of obstacles, including the educational and cultural headwinds that all Southern educational institutions faced, limited resources, and a University hesitant to embrace national trends in legal education. These realities resulted in the School's expulsion from the Association of American Law Schools in 1926. A renaissance of sorts began under Dean Earl C. Arnold a few years later, but was ultimately snuffed out by the Great Depression and then the onset of World War II. The Law School's doors were closed in 1944. Vanderbilt Law School reopened in 1946, and John W. Wade's twenty-year deanship, beginning in 1952, set the School on a new path. Vanderbilt became the first integrated Southern private law school in 1956, as part of a broader movement to diversify its faculty and student body. This history is based on interviews and extensive archival research in personal papers, reports, Board of Trust and faculty meeting minutes.
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