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A Collaborative Archive
VUMC through Time contains containing over 1500 public images of Vanderbilt Medical Center's people and places from the late 1800s to the recent past. We've selected most of these images from the History of Medicine Collections' archival collections, but we also encourage visitors to add their own historical images, either through our contribution form or by contacting us for other arrangements. Our goal is to make it easy to share images with our users and for them to share their own images with each other.

Sharing Images
In order to share existing images with other people, just copy and paste the address bar to send the page in an email or post it online.

Copyright
Copyright to the images in VUMC through Time is retained by the creators of those photographs, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Some of these photographs were taken long enough ago to have passed into the public domain. Most of the others were created by VUMC departments or personnel at a later date, and copyright remains with Vanderbilt. The rights to other images are unknown - Vanderbilt may or may not own the rights to these images, but documentation is lacking. If you believe you (or someone you know) may own the rights to any of the images in VUMC through Time, please contact us. Once the information is confirmed, we will be happy to credit you or even take down the image if you wish.

Publication Rights
Our sharing of these images with the public does not constitute permission for republication elsewhere. If you would like to republish any of these images (aside from sharing links as described above), please contact us, and we will be happy to work with you to secure the proper license. However, as mentioned above, the copyright status of many of these images is unknown.

Featured Items

Medical School Class Composite, 1948

Medical School Class Composite, 1948

Composite photograph depicting the 1948 graduates and faculty of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Unidentified Man, Perhaps Associated with Vanderbilt Medical School

Unidentified Man, Perhaps Associated with Vanderbilt Medical School

This unidentified image was commingled with images from the Vanderbilt medical class of 1892.

Vivien Thomas in the Lab

Vivien Thomas in the Lab

One of possibly two known images of Vivien Thomas at Vanderbilt. Thomas came to work for Vanderbilt Medical School with the job title of assistant…