June 28, 2018
In a new Yale history exhibit, photos, letters, artifacts, and other archival material bring alive the stories of notable Yalies, including:
- Ebenezer Baldwin. He was a 1763 graduate who died serving in the Revolutionary War.
- Elizabeth Deering Hanscom (pictured at left). She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Yale.
- Renowned “baby doctor” Benjamin Spock. His 1946 book on childcare became a bestseller.
- Polly Stone Buck, wife of Branford College’s second master and Yale provost Norman Buck. She corresponded with Yalies serving in World War II.
- Joseph Andrew Johnson III. He was the second African American to earn a doctorate in physics from Yale.
The exhibit is on display in the Memorabilia Room at Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St., June 25-Oct. 5.