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Young woman with long brown hair worn behind ears and down shoulders, wearing blue blouse with small white polka dots. Behind her at right is leaded glass window, stone wall, three thin tree trunks at right and top rail of a wooden bench with "Memory of Freder..." carved in front.
May 31, 2023
Accessing the library’s extensive collection of government materials, Sopie E. Edelstein ’23 wrote her winning essay about mental health care for the elderly in early 20th-century America.
1914 sepia-tone photo showing crowds of people with suitcases, in a dusty setting, some seated some standing, with two train cars in the near distance
May 26, 2023
Faculty awards prizes to three Yale College seniors and a doctoral candidate for studies of American and Western American history and culture.
Logo of "Yale Daily News" in shaded Gothic script, at center below the word "Daily" is a wound medallion with two balls, a baseball bat, and two oars to the left and a lit lantern to the right. Text above  reads "The oldest college daily, founded 1878"
May 24, 2023
The library’s historical archive of the nation’s oldest continuously published daily paper now contains nearly 24,000 back issues.
Stage set with arabic script projected in white on black background. Man in Arabic dress stands with arms outstretched in front of animated image of a blue and yellow tree. Eleven people in long garments sit at his feet, six to his right and five to his left.
May 15, 2023
Omar Ibn Said, author of the only known surviving Arabic-language slave narrative written in the United States—whose portrait and correspondence are now on view at the Beinecke—is the subject of a new American opera.
Baseball player with white pin-stripe hat and uniform holds bat over right shoulder looking into distance. Red, white, and blue bunting is draped behind him in front of the stands. The crowd looks on, although faces are blurred.
May 8, 2023
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive continues its series into the summer months for free screenings of three more favorites.
Smiling woman with long wavy brown. hair and large white cat's-eye glasses, wearing a green, black and yellow jacket over a white blouse. She stands next to paned windows that shine light on her face.
April 27, 2023
On Wed., May 3, Ambre Dromgoole (MAR ’17) will tell the story of Roxie Moore, one of the influential Black female musicians featured in Dromgoole’s PhD dissertation.
Six people pose, from left to right, man with brown sweater and hands folded in front; woman with grey blazer and black and white checked skirt; bald man with beard and red checked flannel shirt; woman with long black hair, black turtleneck and red pants; woman with short hair and grey sweater and brown pants; woman with blonde hair, black top and jeans
April 26, 2023
Six recipients of the Beinecke Library Research Fellowships shared with audience members a quick glimpse of what they had discovered while mining the archives.