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 Eskind Biomedical Library’s historical and 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.
We've also published images only visible to VUMC alumni. These images are non-publicity photos of living alumni and students that have not been published elsewhere. If you are an alum of the Vanderbilt medical or nursing schools, see our log in page for more information on how to get access to these 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. We’ve included Facebook and Twitter icons with each image, making them easy to share for users of those services. We have also included a public comment box for each image to share your thoughts, memories, or other responses to these photographs. Everyone is invited to participate, but all comments are moderated, and you may have to wait for your comment to appear on the page.
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.
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.