University History and Campus Life

Campus Personalities

Early Campus Police: James Henry "Cap" Alley (1854-1927)
John "Uncle Remus" Fulton

Firsts for Vanderbilt Women
Alphabetical by Name | Chronological by Year

The Garland Oak
A history of the old Garland Oak, former landmark on campus.

The History of Vanderbilt University

Meet the Class of 1912
Explore life at Vanderbilt in 1912 including requirements for admission, athletics, Greek Life, and challenges faced by women on campus.

The Students' Army Training Core (SATC)
The story of the Student Army Training Corps on the Vanderbilt campus during World War I.

The Vanderbilt Bookstore: A Brief History
Lyle Lankford, Senior Officer, University History and Protocol, presents a review of the history of the Vanderbilt Bookstore, from its beginnings in local shops on West End Ave to its establishment as a university department.

Vanderbilt Commodores, 1927 (56.9 MB)
Program for 1927 football season.

Vanderbilt School of Nursing
History | Centennial | Godchaux Remembers

Vandy Goes to War
An oral history project documenting the lives of the men and women who either were in the armed forces or whose lives were touched by war while at Vanderbilt University.