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A black and white photograph of Yale art students standing at easels paitning a live model
July 7, 2021
This online exhibition presents a chronology of the presence of women at Yale by honoring those—named and unnamed, seen and unseen—whose heroic efforts have contributed to and enriched the university. For centuries—and mostly unrecognized in supportive roles—the traces of women’s contributions to...
Library staff with books carts and racks of bagged library material in Sterling Library nave
July 2, 2021
Goodbye, contactless pickup! Hello, Sterling hold shelf!   On July 1, Sterling Memorial Library operations staff moved library materials from the contactless pickup racks in the Sterling Memorial Library nave to the hold shelf inside the Sterling stacks. An enduring visual of the library’s pandemic...
Image of an illuminated botanical manuscript
June 30, 2021
Approximately 40 Yale librarians, archivists, and curators have joined forces to nominate objects for an exhibition that will exemplify the diversity of the library’s special collections and illuminate how primary sources inspire exploration and discovery. With the organizing concepts of “points of...
plastic spades and containers in a sandbox
June 23, 2021
Hear the word “sandbox,” and you might picture children digging in the sand, exercising their creativity with red plastic spades and yellow sand molds. The Emulation as a Service (EaaSI) sandbox is similarly geared for exploration—but the tools for discovery are old computers, software systems,...
Image of Alexis Krasilovsky (center) with other Yale filmmakers
June 17, 2021
The Yale Film Archive in Sterling Memorial Library has been awarded a $17,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve End of the Art World, the first film made by an undergraduate woman at Yale. Created by Alexis Krasilovsky ’71—a member of Yale’s first coed graduating...
May 25, 2021
Almost a century and a half of the Yale Daily News (YDN), the nation’s oldest continuously published college daily, will soon be fully accessible to researchers online, thanks to a $500,000 gift from an anonymous Yale College graduate and former YDN reporter. The gift will allow the library to...
May 24, 2021
On March 10, 2020, Yale president Peter Salovey announced classes would be moved online and students would not be returning to campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that this was a watershed moment, Yale University Library staff quickly began planning how to document the impact of the...

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