Beginning June 1, 2017 and continuing through the Eskind Library renovation, our rare books and archival collections will be available by appointment only. Please contact us at Special.Collections@vanderbilt.edu to make an appointment to use our collections at the Heard Library Special Collections. EBL Special Collections will reopen in summer 2018.
EBL Special Collections curates, preserves, and provides access to rare books, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, and other materials covering the history of medicine since 1500. The collection's strengths include the history of nutrition, surgery, anatomy, and pediatrics, as well as the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Choose any of the links below to browse archival collections, or search Acorn to find our rare books.