January 2016 Archives

January 8, 2016

Several ProQuest resources are now available via the Yale Library including the newly-released House of Lords Parliamentary Papers, several magazine archives, many historical newspaper titles, and data delivery (for text and data mining purposes) for several of the products. The included resources are described below and are now available to the Yale community in Orbis, the Databases A-Z list and are also discoverable in Articles+.
House of Lords Parliamentary Papers with data delivery
British Periodicals IV with data delivery (the library already has British Periodicals I-III)
Harper’s Bazaar Archive, 1867-present
Women’s Magazine Archive with data delivery
Country Life Magazine Archive
Periodicals Archive Online Foundation Collection with data delivery
German Literature Collection
Historical Newspapers that have been added include:
Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922)
Austin American Statesman (1871-1975)*
Cleveland Call & Post (1934-1991)
Dayton Daily News
Indianapolis Star (1903-1922)
Louisville Courier (1830-1922)
Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922)
Newsday (1940-1984)*
*Austin American Statesman and Newsday will have a new year of content added annually
In addition to these purchases, the library has initiated subscriptions to two ProQuest databases:
Fold 3 Library Edition
CBCA -Education (Canadian Business & Current Affairs)
Funding was contributed by Humanities Collections & Research Education, the Lillian Goldman Law Library, the Yale Center for British Art Reference Library, the Medical Historical Library, the Haas Family Arts Library (Drama Collection), the Center for Science & Social Science Information, and central Collection Development. Any questions can be directed to daniel.dollar@yale.edu.

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January 11, 2016

From January 11-March 11, 2016, a temporary banner exhibition will be on display in the Sterling Memorial Library nave, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King.  

The visits to Yale by Martin Luther King Jr (1959 and 1964) and Coretta Scott King (1969) are documented in Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale Library. Dr. King was invited to Yale in 1959 by an undergraduate lecture committee and spoke on “The Future of Integration.” He returned to Yale in 1964 to receive an honorary degree, along with Averell Harriman, Philip Jessup, Sargent Shriver Jr, Alfred Lunt, and Lynn Fontanne. Dr. King was released on bail from the St. Augustine, Florida jail, just two days before receiving the degree from Yale. He had been arrested for ordering food in a whites-only motel. Dr. King’s honorary degree caused considerable reaction, both pro and con, around the country.

Coretta Scott King was named the first Frances Blanshard Fellow at Yale in 1969. While on campus she met with women graduate students and spoke to a standing room only crowd in Woolsey Hall on the importance of campus unrest in addressing social injustices.

The materials in this exhibition are reproductions of records from the Office of the President, Kingman Brewster (RU 11); Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Yale Events and Activities Photographs (RU 690); Buildings and Grounds Photographs (RU 703), the Helen Hadley Hall Fellowship Program (RU 9), and YaleNews.

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January 13, 2016

Mark your calendars for this upcoming Arts and Humanities Book Talk on Monday, February 1 with author Ruth Bernard Yeazell, Chace Family Professor of English and Director of the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University. It will take place in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall at 4:30pm.

A picture’s title is often our first guide to understanding the image. Yet paintings didn’t always have titles, and many canvases acquired their names from curators, dealers, and printmakers—not the artists. Taking an original, historical look at how Western paintings were named, Picture Titles shows how the practice developed in response to the conditions of the modern art world and how titles have shaped the reception of artwork from the time of Bruegel and Rembrandt to the present.

The author begins the story with the decline of patronage and the rise of the art market in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as the increasing circulation of pictures and the democratization of the viewing public generated the need for a shorthand by which to identify works at a far remove from their creation. The spread of literacy both encouraged the practice of titling pictures and aroused new anxieties about relations between word and image, including fears that reading was taking the place of looking. Yeazell demonstrates that most titles composed before the nineteenth century were the work of middlemen, and even today many artists rely on others to name their pictures. A painter who wants a title to stick, Yeazell argues, must engage in an act of aggressive authorship. She investigates prominent cases, such as David’s Oath of the Horatii and works by Turner, Courbet, Whistler, Magritte, and Jasper Johns. Examining Western painting from the Renaissance to the present day, Picture Titles sheds new light on the ways that we interpret and appreciate visual art. All are welcome!

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January 19, 2016

All are welcome to join the opening reception for the new Student Research at YUL exhibit on Monday, January 25th from 2-3pm in the Sterling Library exhibits corridor. Students and nominating librarians will give brief remarks at 2:15. Light refreshments will be served.

This annual exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibits Corridor highlights four Yale students’ exceptional research at the Yale University Library. The subjects represented are as diverse as the Yale Library collections and convey a combination of both complete and ongoing research. Students share key library resources important to their research ranging from online databases to favorite study spaces.

Curators are: John D’Amico, East Asian Studies, Davenport College ’16; Eve Houghton, English, Davenport College ’17; Mary Jones, Music, PhD Candidate Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; David McCullough, American Studies, Pierson College ’16.

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January 20, 2016

Yale President, Peter Salovey announced today the reappointment of Edwin (E.C.) Schroeder, director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and associate university librarian, to a second term through June 30, 2021.

As the Beinecke’s director, E.C. holds responsibility for using the library’s resources and collections to introduce faculty, students, and the broader Yale and New Haven communities to many of the university’s unique treasures. There is no doubt that in his first five years in the post E.C. has excelled in this charge. Early on, he made it his goal to have every undergraduate visit the Beinecke during his or her four years at Yale, and in the past five years the number of classes held there has risen from 200 to more than 500 annually. The establishment of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes has, under E.C.’s stewardship, contributed to Yale’s standing as an internationally recognized showcase for emerging literary achievement. E.C. has opened wide the Beinecke’s doors to wider audiences from our region and beyond, hosting tours during New Haven’s Festival of Arts & Ideas and offering the building’s exterior as a canvas for the arts in an exhibit, “Lux: Ideas Through Light,” held last April. And he has taken the Beinecke’s renovation—a project he inherited from his predecessor that is now under way—as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink nearly every aspect of the library and its work, including the expansion of teaching spaces as one of his principal goals.
In the time since his initial appointment, E.C. has overseen the Beinecke’s acquisition of a number of truly outstanding collections: the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, one of the largest private collections of 19th-century American photography devoted to Lincoln and the Civil War; the Anthony J. Taussig Collection, widely considered the world’s most important private collection of rare materials relating to English law; the Toshiyuki Takamiya Collection, the most comprehensive privately-owned collection of Middle English texts; archives of the renowned playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel; and the papers of award-winning children’s author Mo Willems.


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January 28, 2016

All are welcome to join us at CSSSI for a talk on Thursday, February 4 at 3:30 pm, by Dr. Gerald Friedland on the global epidemics of Tuberculosis and HIV, with a focus on the etiology and efforts to combat the disastrous convergence of HIV, TB, and drug resistant TB in South Africa. Dr. Friedland is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. He has been directly involved in clinical and epidemiologic research and care of people living with HIV, AIDS, and tuberculosis since 1981.

This talk is hosted in coordination with the opening of "The Africa Initiative at Yale: Research in the Sciences and Social Sciences" – the new media exhibition which will be on view at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI, 219 Prospect Street) from February-October 2016. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

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