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close-up of black cat's face from the film Kuroneko
October 26, 2020
Though the big screen is dark, we've scared up a witches' brew of film frights to haunt the dreams of Yale students, faculty, and staff this Halloween. Stream and scream to thirteen horror classics spanning a century of cinema's most ghoulish genre. These spectral offerings are part of Yale...
Students wait in line to write postcards for the University archives
October 21, 2020
What would you like future students to know about being a Yale student in 2020? The simple question, posed by University Librarian Barbara Rockenbach in an email to students this week, struck a chord. On Wednesday, 205 students stopped by Sterling Library over the course of several hours to...
Patron with back to camera examines shelves of videos
October 12, 2020
by Tricia Carey In welcome news for film study faculty and students, the library has resumed lending items from the Film Study Center’s large collection. The collection contains nearly 40,000 DVDs, more than 4,000 Blu-ray discs and close to 6,000 VHS tapes. It spans the history of cinema,...
October 7, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Yale Film Study Center (FSC) will be closed until further notice. To access a DVD, Blu-ray, or VHS tape from the FSC collection, go to the Orbis or Quicksearch record for the item and request delivery to one of the following locations: Sterling Library Nave, Arts...
October 6, 2020
by Tricia Carey This is Caroline Pryor’s third year working at Yale Library, but it’s the first time she’s been tasked with keeping people on their best behavior. Pryor, a senior history major in Franklin College, is one of 14 students working this fall in the newly created role of “library...
student opening Sterling Library door
October 5, 2020
by Tricia Carey Opening hours at Sterling Library and Bass Library have been extended to 10 pm Monday through Thursday. The two adjacent, connected libraries are now open 68 hours a week on the following schedule: Sunday, noon - 6 pm; Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 5...
Tony Williams plays a drum kit in Senegal in a field with palm trees behind him
September 30, 2020
The Yale Film Study Center has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to support preservation of Tony Williams in Africa, a 1973 documentary by filmmaker, musician, Yale alumnus, and Professor Emeritus Willie Ruff '53 B.M., '54 M.M. The 37-minute short follows American jazz...

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