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Ready for Your Research: The Ingram Family Papers
The Ingram Family Papers follow a family across three generations from the late nineteenth century into the mid-twentieth century. Located in Tongzhou, China and later Beijing as a medical missionary with the ABCFM, James Ingram faithfully recorded his impressions on medicine, politics, and culture for his family in the United States. Notable topics include James’ reflections on mental illness, the treatment and politics of opium addiction, letters from Russia and Europe sent while treating the wounded of WWI, and his daughter Isabel’s reports regarding her experience in the Forbidden City in the late Qing dynasty as the tutor to Empress Wanrong. To read more about the Ingram family and place requests for your own research, visit Collection: Ingram Family Papers | Archives at Yale.
Minister and musicologist Braxton D. Shelley, faculty in the Department of Music and at the Institute of Sacred Music, and Libby Van Cleve, director of Yale Library’s Oral History of American Music (OHAM), have teamed up to launch a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders in gospel music. The OHAM interviews complement Yale’s new Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church. Shelley founded the program, which is based in the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), when he arrived at Yale last year. The program engages students and scholars in the Department of Music, the School of Music, the ISM, the Divinity School, and the Department of African American Studies. See full story.
This exhibit in the Current Periodical area and Day Missions Room traces the development of the theology faculty at YDS, beginning with Nathaniel W. Taylor's "New Haven Theology" and including D.C. Macintosh, Robert Calhoun, H. Richard Niebuhr, George Lindbeck, Hans Frei, David Kelsey, Margaret Farley, and others.