Special Collections & University Archives

Access and Use Policies

Special Collections and University Archives is open to the general public as well as the Vanderbilt community.  Learn more about general usage guidelines and access requirements.

Reading Room Guidelines

Special Collections books, manuscripts, photographs and archives have to be used in our Reading Room.  Learn more about guidelines governing the use of these materials.

Collection Development

Special Collections seeks to collect in subject areas receiving substantial and sustained attention within the University community, those representing ongoing departmental research interests, or those areas that are the focus of interdisciplinary programs.  Learn more about our collection development policy.