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The American Presidency: Challenges of the Executive Branch

Online Exhibit: U.S. Presidency

About the Project

Buchanan Library Fellows in this fall semester fellowship curated an exhibition in the lobby of Central Library exploring the opportunities and challenges of the American Executive Branch. Fellows selected books, manuscripts, government publications, university archives and news broadcasts in the Vanderbilt Libraries to uncover historic decisions and dilemmas of the federal government’s executive branch. Working with librarians and faculty, student curators conducted background research for each of their themes, selected objects for exhibit, and wrote original label copy to describe their case themes and objects in historical context. They created a WordPress exhibit to amplify the audience for their work and presented their findings at the end of the fall semester. 

The Fellows

Brennan Ferrington, Maeghan Grady, Jiale Jiang, Anton Kozyrev, Claire Reber, Davis Recht and Shravya Vasireddy

The Instructors

Teresa Gray, Curator of Special Collections

Nathan Jones, Curator of Television News Collections

Frank Lester, Librarian for Communication Studies, Political Science, and Cinema and Media Arts

Jason Schultz, Librarian for African American and Diaspora Studies, History, Islamic Studies