Vanderbilt University History

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Tales of the Commodore: Cornelius Vanderbilt at 200
In Memoriam: Cornelius Vanderbilt

History and Campus Life

Information on the history of the university and a glimpse of campus life in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Vanderbilt University Publications

Browse early Vanderbilt University publications including the first yearbook, class catalogs, and early student newspapers.

The Fugitives and Agrarians

Learn more about the two literary movements which started on the Vanderbilt campus in the 1920s.

 Note: Some of these publications are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.