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April 1, 2020
Special Collections staff continue to provide remote research assistance for patrons while the physical space of the Yale Divinity Library is temporarily closed. You can reach out to us with reference requests at divinity.libra...
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March 31, 2020
A four-generation Yale family has created a permanent endowment for Yale University Library’s Center for Science and Social Science Information — a gift that will support key university initiatives in the sciences and social sciences. The center, which will continue to be located in Kline Tower,...
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March 27, 2020
The Gilmore Music Library celebrates the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Yale School of Music with an exhibition that highlights the School’s early years. Among the musicians featured are Gustave Stoeckel (the first Professor of Music at Yale), Horatio Parker (the first Dean of the...
March 27, 2020
Arts Library research guides are a good starting place for locating relevant online resoures for Art Practice, History of Art, Architecture, Theater Studies, and Drama. Arts Librarians are available for research consultations.  https://guides.library.yale.edu
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March 24, 2020
To support the university’s move to online classes, the library has more than doubled the live chat component of Ask Yale Library, from 45 to 91 hours a week. The expanded hours and a new pop-up chat box on the library’s home page are drawing many new users. “Between March 16, when we increased the...
March 13, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Yale Film Study Center will be closed until further notice, along with all other Yale Library buildings. Access to media from the FSC collection is not possible at this time. The due date on every item borrowed has been extended to September 15, 2020. All ...
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March 4, 2020
Gospel and folk singer Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones (1902 -1984) grew up in poverty in Dawson, Georgia, singing hymns and school songs and learning about music and African lore from her formerly enslaved grandfather. As a little girl walking to school, she saw chained prisoners hacking roads out...

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