In Focus

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

Manuscripts and Archives will CLOSE from Monday, December 12, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017 in order to temporarily relocate our reading room to the Franke Room, to the left as you enter the main (High Street) entrance to Sterling Memorial Library. During the renovation—from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through late November 2017—we will provide all public services to researchers in the Franke Room. 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.