Yale University Library News

Opening tour of "Preserving Form, Preserving Content: Caring for Collections at the Medical Library"

May 20, 2015

Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 pm in the rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street.

Join us on May 28 for an opening tour of the new Medical Library exhibit Preserving Form, Preserving Content: Caring for Collections at the Medical Library, given by Preservation Librarian, Martha Horan.

The exhibit, which will be on view from May 21 through September 9, explores preservation efforts put forward in the Medical Library to care for its important and varied collections. The Library holds a rich variety of materials in many forms, including rare books, photographs and audio and moving image material. The exhibit also addresses collections in digital form. Also on view will be “Baldwin’s Patent Medicines,” a series of letterpress posters from the late 19th century, advertising the Baldwin Patent Medicine Company’s specific tonics and pills for an astonishing range of complaints.

Please join us to learn more about how the Library works to preserve the collection, keeping it accessible for future generations of researchers. All are welcome!