Light shining through the windows behind the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room.

Light shining through the windows behind the Manuscripts and Archives Reading Room.

In Focus

Architect's rendition of the renovated Manuscripts and Archives reading room

The iconic Manuscripts and Archives reading room along the Wall Street side of Sterling Memorial Library will be closed during much of 2017 for renovation. During the renovation—beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through late November 2017—we will provide all public services to researchers in the Franke Family Room, off of the Nave in Sterling Memorial Library. See our Manuscripts and Archives Renovation Information website for additional information. 

A costume design for Tiffany, and a costume design for Butch Cassidy, designed by Edith Head

The George Roy Hill Collection documents both the intellectual and physical labor that went into making feature films. Hill, who directed work such as The World According to Garp and Slaughterhouse-Five, was a student at Yale College (Class of 1943), and opted to give his collection to Yale University because both he and Paul Newman were affiliated with Yale. His best known film, however, is probably Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross.