June 2018 News

Dr. Dori Laub, co-founder of the Fortunoff Archive
June 29, 2018
Dr. Dori Laub, one of the founders of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, died on June 23, 2018, in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Dr. Laub and Laurel Vlock, a New Haven television producer, began videotaping Holocaust survivors in May 1979 in what became the Holocaust Survivors Film...
Portrait of Elizabeth Deering Hanscom in her cap and gown, she is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Yale.
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...
An 1847 image of Frederick Douglass from the Yale University Library's Visual Resources Collection.
June 12, 2018
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library will mark the 242nd anniversary of the nation’s founding with a special display of  the Dunlap Broadside, a rare copy of the historic first printing of the Declaration of Independence, together with an 1852 printing of Frederick Douglass’ famous...
External view of the Sterling Memorial Library on a sunny day.
June 1, 2018
Visiting Yale University or New Haven this summer? Don’t miss this wide range of exhibitions taking place at different locations within the Yale University Library. All are free and open to the public during regular library opening hours. The Early Modern Pharmacy: Drugs, Recipes, and Apothecaries...