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Vanderbilt University Historical Information

Chancellors of Vanderbilt University
Brief biographical sketches of chancellors from 1875 to 2007. From the Office of the Chancellor.

Early Campus Police: James Henry "Cap" Alley (1854-1927)
Lyle Lankford, Senior Officer, University History and Protocol, provides a look at Vanderbilt's first campus policeman, Cap Alley.

Early Vanderbilt Publications
First by-laws, catalogs, and yearbook.

Firsts for Vanderbilt Women
View it alphabetical by name, or chronological by year.

John "Uncle Remus" Fulton
Vanderbilt's beloved storyteller.

The Garland Oak
A history of the old Garland Oak, former landmark on campus.

The History of Vanderbilt University
A brief history of Vanderbilt University.

The Libraries at Vanderbilt: An Historical Timeline
A chronological history of the development of the library system at Vanderbilt.

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 Students' Army Training Corps (SATC)
The story of the Student Army Training Corps on the Vanderbilt campus during World
War I.

Tales of the Commodore: Cornelius Vanderbilt at 200
A brief look at the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt School of Nursing

School History
Brief introduction to the school and its history.

Celebrating Our 100 Years
Timeline, personal stories, and centennial lectures.

Godchaux Remembers
By Wayne Wood. An article on the history of Godchaux Hall which appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of The Vanderbilt Nurse.

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

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. The World War II portion of this project has been completed. We plan on initiating a Korean Conflict program in the fall of 2010 with an open call to participants to share their experiences and articles in alumni magazines to showcase this project.