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Fred Shapiro standing in the library, surrounded by shelves of books
September 27, 2021
Fred Shapiro documented 13,000 famous quotations—and a few discoveries: Ben Franklin cribbed the line about death and taxes. Napoleon may not have been the first to say an army marches on its stomach. And yes, men often get the credit for women’s words.
Three men sitting in front of building with arched doorways and domes
August 23, 2021
The short documentary , James Baldwin: From Another Place, was shot by Sedat Pakay MFA ’68 in 1970 when Baldwin was living in exile in Turkey.
A man and a woman with face coverings, working on their laptops
August 16, 2021
Yale students, faculty and staff are invited to join a six-month trial of Lean Library Access for easier access to library e-resources from off-campus.
Color headshot of Michelle Light in the courtyard of Sterling Memorial Library
July 16, 2021
Michelle Light will join Yale on October 1 as associate university librarian for special collections and director of the Beinecke Library, coming from the Library of Congress.
A black and white photograph of Yale art students standing at easels paitning a live model
July 9, 2021
Payroll records, travel photos, diaries and memoirs are just some of the primary sources featured in this online exhibition that presents a chronology of women’s presence at Yale by honoring women—named and unnamed—whose heroic efforts have enriched the university.
A picture of fruit on a tree surrounded by Arabic calligraphy
June 30, 2021
More than 40 Yale librarians, archivists, and curators have pooled their expertise to select rare and unique objects from library collections for the new gallery’s inaugural exhibition.
Photo of plastic spades and a bucket in a sand box.
June 23, 2021
The online “sandbox” deploys emulation technology developed by the library’s digital preservation team to unlock resources from old software, CD-ROMs, or computer files.