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August 12, 2020
We are excited to announce the return of the popular Photobook Club event series. The Virtual Photobook Club is an event series run by Yale's Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library focused on all things photobooks. Topics include: conversations about independent publishers, rare photobooks, personal...
Julia Wolfe
August 3, 2020
Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is pleased to announce that its cornerstone collection, Major Figures in American Music, is now accessible online. Major Figures in American Music incorporates over 1400 interviews with noted American composers, performers and other significant musicians,...
diagonal view of bookshelves filled with books
July 30, 2020
In response to a university-mandated budget reduction, the library will strategically reduce spending on books, journals, databases, special collections, and other research materials for the coming year.  The changes have been carefully structured to minimize the impact on teaching and research. “...
hand drawn map of British invasion of New Haven
July 2, 2020
In 1779, the Fourth of July fell on Sunday and was to be celebrated on the fifth in New Haven. Although the seaport was a center of privateering, and the British considered Yale a hotbed of sedition, Connecticut’s co-capital had been spared from attack.  Suddenly, early on July 5th, forty-eight...
Head shot of university librarian Barbara Rockenbach
July 2, 2020
On July 1, Barbara Rockenbach started her new job as the Stephen F. Gates '68 University Librarian. In an interview with the Yale Alumni Magazine, she talks about the importance of place, the connections between digital and physical collections,  and what Yale Library might learn from the...
still of Meredith Monk holding a guitar from the film 16 Millimeter Earrings
July 1, 2020
Join Treasures from the Yale Film Archive online for a conversation with filmmaker Robert S. Withers '69, in conjunction with the online debut of his recently-preserved award-winning short film 16 Millimeter Earrings (1979), which creatively captures a performance by legendary composer,...
map of White Earth and Red Lake and railway lines completed in Minnesota in 1890.
June 25, 2020
Despite the disruption of the COVID-19 shutdown in March, the class of 2020 completed a wide range of original research projects using Yale Library collections and resources. Seven students wrote senior essays that were recognized with one of three annual library prizes. The winning essays have...

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