Special Collections & University Archives

History and Campus Life

Early Campus Police: James Henry "Cap" Alley (1854-1927)

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 Vanderbilt Bookstore: A Brief History
Lyle Lankford, Senior Officer, University History and Protocol, Emeritus, 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

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.