Vanderbilt University Years

Alexander Heard and Rob Roy Purdy, 1962

University Chancellor candidate Alexander Heard and Vice-Chancellor Rob Roy Purdy on the steps of Kirkland Hall, November 30, 1962.

Event at Belle Meade Country Club, 1963

Alexander Heard, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Board of Trust President Harold S. Vanderbilt, and Jean Heard at an event at the Belle Meady Country Club, February 7, 1963.

Madison Sarratt and Chancellor Heard, 1963

Dean Madison Sarratt and Alexander Heard, Spring 1963.

Alexander Heard and Harold Vanderbilt, 1963

Alexander Heard and Board of Trust President Harold S. Vanderbilt at the Chancellor installation ceremony on October 4, 1963.

Invitation to the installation ceremony for Chancellor Heard

Invitation to the installation of Alexander Heard as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University.

Chancellors Heard, Branscomb and Carmichael

Alexander Heard, Chancellor Harvie Branscomb, and Chancellor Emeritus Oliver C. Carmichael at the installation of Alexander Heard as the fifth Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. October 4, 1963.

Impact Pamphlet

Brochure for the Impact Symposium, begun in 1964 and supported by Chancellor Heard.

Chancellor Heard and Lyn Gholson

Chancellor Heard dancing with student Lyn Gholson, Miss Charm 1964-1965.

Chancellor Heard with members of the Board of Trust

Chancellor Heard and members of the Board of Trust in front of Alumni Hall, April 28, 1967. First row, L to R: Sartain Lanier, Tommy Walker, Chancellor Heard. Second row, L to R: Sam Fleming, Pat Wilson.

Dirty We'jun Magazine

Chancellor Heard reading the Dirty We'jun in his office, December 12, 1967.

Sam, a campus mascot

Chancellor Heard with Sam, a campus mascot, c. 1968.

Alumni Event 1968

Alumni event, November 22, 1968. L to R: Mrs. William Earthman, Chancellor Alexander Heard, Dinah Shore, William Earthman, and Jean Heard.

Hustler Press Pass

Vanderbilt Hustler 1968-1969 press pass listing Chancellor Heard as a reporter.

Chancellor Heard with Lera Stevens and June Dorman

Chancellor Heard with his trusted secretaries, Lera Stevens and June Dorman, 1969.

Chancellor Heard with student at Rand Hall

Chancellor Heard speaking with a student sitting on the wall at Rand, c. 1970s.

Chancellor Heard in his office

Chancellor Heard in his office, December 1970.

Ssarratt Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chancellor Heard, far right, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Sarratt Commons, November 3, 1972. Vice-Chancellor Madison Sarratt, the building's namesake, is at far left.

Chancellor Heard on top of Kirkland Hall

Chancellor Heard on top of Kirkland Hall, 1973.

Freshman Picnic 1975

Jean and Alexander Heard greet two new students at the Freshman Picnic, September 8, 1975.

Impact 1977

Impact program, March 26, 1977. L to R: Dean Sidney Boutwell; student Mike Keathley, Impact Chairman; Chancellor Alexander Heard; and student Rick Taub.

Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch stages a mock kidnapping of Chancellor Heard, April 1, 1977. In 1997, at the group's 20 year reunion, they established a library book fund in honor of the Heards.

Wild Bunch For Sale Sign

For Sale sign placed at the Chancellor's residence by the Wild Bunch, May 30, 1982.

Jean Heard with Wild Bunch Sign

Jean Heard with For Sale sign posted by the Wild Bunch, May 30, 1982.

Alexander Heard with Wild Bunch Sign

Chancellor Heard with For Sale sign posted by the Wild Bunch, May 30, 1982.

Commodore Capers Skit 1977

Chancellor Heard in Saran wrap to simulate being frozen for a century as part of a Phi Delta Theta skit for the Commodore Capers, Fall 1977.

WRVU Interview 1979

Student Ted Vagelos interviewing Chancellor Heard on WRVU, March 13, 1979.

Emmett Fields and Chancellor Heard

Vanderbilt University President Emmett Fields and Chancellor Alexander Heard, 1980.

Wild Bunch Luncheon

Chancellor Heard with "The Cambisias Tribe" of the Wild Bunch. Luncheon on top of Kirkland Hall, April 14, 1980.

Reinke Hall, Class of 1984

Chancellor Heard (front center) with members of the third floor Reinke Hall Class of 1984, Spring 1981.

Valentine Crush 1982

Chancellor Heard and student Alma Hale at Tri-Delt Valentine Crush party, February 11, 1982.

Library Event 1986

Frances Neel Cheney, Brainard Cheney, and Chancellor Heard at a Library event, October 24, 1986.