Trowbridge Reference Room

Divinity School students in the Trowbridge Reference Room.

In Focus

"Magic gourd” used by missionaries to convert the Africans

Much of what the American and European public learned about world religions during the 19th and early 20th centuries came from writings and images supplied by missionaries working overseas. The current exhibit in the rotunda area features images, writings, and artifacts from the Divinity Library’s Day Missions Collection that provide a glimpse of how religious practices were portrayed.

Developed in collaboration with YDS Sustainability, the new guide provides access to hundreds of library resources covering the ethical and religious aspects of a wide spectrum of environmental issues and concerns, such as agriculture and food production, conservation of natural resources, energy consumption and policy, globalization, and sustainability.