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Building a University: Vanderbilt’s Second Decade, 1885-1895

About the Project

This semester, three students examined historically significant university manuscripts and documents in the Special Collections Library and placed them in context with the university’s and the nation’s history. Fellows curated an exhibition about Vanderbilt’s second decade, learning to interpret primary sources and presented a report on what they learned. 

The Fellows

Muhang Ma, Samantha Olesen and Duncan Phillips

The Instructors

Kathy Smith, University Archivist

Teresa Gray, Curator of Special Collections

Mary Anne Caton, Interim Curator, Fine Arts Gallery

Carla Beals, Library Brand and Graphic Design Manager