Exhibit Opening: Teaching with Slides
Please join us for the opening of the new Arts Library exhibition that highlights the history of the visual resources collection at Yale. There will be brief remarks followed by a slide show of 35mm slides used for teaching. Light refreshments will be served.
Yale University’s Visual Resources Collection dates to the 1930s and comprises
approximately 370,000 slides (both lantern and 35mm) and 187,000 mounted
photographs related to global art, architecture, and material culture. The collection
was formed in response to curricular needs to support teaching and research in the
arts and humanities. Yale’s VRC slide library was an independent entity located on
High Street until 2008, when it was folded into the Robert B. Haas Family Arts
Library operations and collections and physically moved to the Haas Arts Library.
The history of this collection mirrors the development of many visual resource
collections in the twentieth century: from small operations within art history
departments to broad collections that supply images for diverse uses across campus
and outside the university.
This exhibition is a celebration of the history of the Visual Resources Collection and
the key partners who contributed to the impact and evolution of this collection at Yale Library.