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Students wait in line to write postcards for the University archives
October 21, 2020
What would you like future students to know about being a Yale student in 2020? The simple question, posed by University Librarian Barbara Rockenbach in an email to students this week, struck a chord. On Wednesday, 205 students stopped by Sterling Library over the course of several hours to...
Patron with back to camera examines shelves of videos
October 12, 2020
by Tricia Carey In welcome news for film study faculty and students, the library has resumed lending items from the Film Study Center’s large collection. The collection contains nearly 40,000 DVDs, more than 4,000 Blu-ray discs and close to 6,000 VHS tapes. It spans the history of cinema,...
October 6, 2020
by Tricia Carey This is Caroline Pryor’s third year working at Yale Library, but it’s the first time she’s been tasked with keeping people on their best behavior. Pryor, a senior history major in Franklin College, is one of 14 students working this fall in the newly created role of “library...
student opening Sterling Library door
October 5, 2020
by Tricia Carey Opening hours at Sterling Library and Bass Library have been extended to 10 pm Monday through Thursday. The two adjacent, connected libraries are now open 68 hours a week on the following schedule: Sunday, noon - 6 pm; Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday, 10 am - 5...
Tony Williams plays a drum kit in Senegal in a field with palm trees behind him
September 30, 2020
The Yale Film Study Center has received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to support preservation of Tony Williams in Africa, a 1973 documentary by filmmaker, musician, Yale alumnus, and Professor Emeritus Willie Ruff '53 B.M., '54 M.M. The 37-minute short follows American jazz...
Cynthia Childs in a wedding dress holding a glass of champagne in the film Seductio Ad Absurdum
September 21, 2020
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive presents the online debut of two recently-preserved short films by S.W. "Winkie" Childs, Jr. '27 and Cynthia Childs, Seductio Ad Absurdum and I'd Be Delighted To! In the fall of 2016, the Yale Film Archive received a collection of more than 400 reels of 16mm...
close-up of actor Paul Giamatti
September 8, 2020
Though the big screen is dark for the Treasures from the Yale Film Archive series these days, Yale's film stars are lighting up the small screen with Treasure Talks. Treasure Talks is a series of online conversations with Yale alumni from the film world about some of their favorite films, selected...

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