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In a recent blog post, digital archivist Mark Matienzo wrote about the efforts being made at Yale to preserve the increasing volume of digital records being acquired by Manuscripts and Archives, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and other units of the University Library.  One type of...
How did printing help define the modern world? Techniques from eighth-century Japan to Gutenberg, lithography to xerox, printing on ceramic, silk, and metal are all examined in this exhibit currently on view in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Materials include religious texts...
A child survivor relates his vivid memories of Kraków, the German occupation, and moving to the ghetto and to Płaszów concentration camp. He tells of being smuggled out of the camp and surviving as a street child from age four to seven, with the aid of several Polish women. He reflects upon his...
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Not uncommon at the time, and increasingly common during the antebellum era, one $23,000 mortgage was secured by 41 slaves.
This guest post is by Connor Williams, a second-year graduate student in the Yale History Department, who has been working as a graduate assistant on a project in Manuscripts and Archives to identify more collection materials relating to slavery, abolition, and resistance in the 19th-century United...
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University has acquired two “Tyndale Bibles” — the first printed English translations of biblical texts — which are among the rarest and most influential works in the English language. The acquisition consists of two volumes: William Tyndale’s...
Last week marked the half-way point of the nave restoration project in Sterling Memorial Library. The sixteen-month project began on June 3, 2013 and is scheduled for completion before the beginning of the fall semester this year. Much has been accomplished on the project so far. Cleaning of all...

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