Definitions for "Special Collections"
A department of the library system housed in the General Library Building containing rare books, manuscripts, the Wills Collection of Fugitive/Agrarian materials, the Vanderbilt University Archives, and the Vanderbilt Photo Archives.
Collections constituting materials of artifactual and particular research value. They are organized and housed by format, such as Rare Books, Manuscripts, University Archives, Visual Materials, Numismatics, and Papyrology. All are part of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Special Collections includes oral histories, rare books, manuscripts and the university archives. The collection is located on the 10th floor. Special Collections is available from 9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday.