Buchanan Library Fellows Project
Buchanan Library Fellows Project, Summer 2018
From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Description: This summer semester fellowship examined the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day. We considered women’s experiences as students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt, which only began to admit women and men undergraduates in equal numbers in the 1980s. The fellowship also explored the history of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. Students learned about exhibition and curatorial techniques while engaged with the library’s Special Collections materials. Students worked collaboratively or individually to produce an exhibit focused on different aspects of women’s experiences at Vanderbilt.
Lead mentors: Rory Dicker, Molly Moreau, and Brianna Nesbitt
Dates of Employment: summer semester 2018
Contact: Celia Walker