January 2019 News

January 31, 2019
Join us for a screening of Gus Van Sant's 2008 biopic Milk, introduced by producer Bruce Cohen '83 and followed by a discussion with Professor Laura Wexler. Sean Penn stars as the barrier-breaking "mayor of Castro Street," with strong supporting work from Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna....
Ethel Waters - circa 1943
January 30, 2019
Oral History of American Music is happy to announce a new research guide entitled “An African American Studies Critical Guide to Oral History of American Music.” This guide was created by Clara Wilson-Hawkins, PhD ’21, in fulfillment of a research fellowship through Yale’s Department of African-...
New Blue - Yale Daily News, September 18, 1973
January 30, 2019
When Yale was established in 1701, its founders took for granted that it was an institution by and for men. It remained so for a very long time, but women had begun to make an impact well before co-education finally came to Yale College in 1969. The School of Music, which was established in 1894,...
BabelScores logo
January 30, 2019
Each year the Music Library subscribes to a number of databases so that music students and faculty have free access to online scores, recordings, video, books, and articles. This article highlights a couple of databases that feature contemporary music. BabelScores, based in France, promotes...
OHAM New Haven Academy visit
January 30, 2019
Oral History of American Music (OHAM) was delighted to recently welcome students from the New Haven Academy, a nearby public high school. This year, the theme of their studies is “The American Experience." The students came to the Music Library to learn about OHAM and its documentation of major...
Charles Ives - Circa 1913
January 30, 2019
While Charles Ives is known mostly as a composer, he was also a successful life insurance agent. He and Julian Myrick started their own life insurance agency in 1907, “Ives and Myrick”, which was owned by Mutual Life Insurance Company. Ives held firm beliefs about the purpose and value of life...
January 29, 2019
This exhibit draws on the holdings of the Divinity Library’s Day Missions Collection to illustrate methods of spreading the Christian message through evangelization, educational work, medical work, public health activities, relief work, translation, literature distribution, and so forth. On view...

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