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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.

Two students writing postcards while kneeling at a desk in the Sterling nave
May 24, 2021

University Archivist Michael Lotstein has reached out to document students’ experiences, thoughts, and feelings during the pandemic using surveys, websites, postcards, podcasts, and more.

Student in mask with lap top sitting at reading room table
September 8, 2020

In August, Yale libraries celebrated their reopening to students and faculty after  a nearly six-month COVID-19 shutdown. View images of the big day. 

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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.
Black and white photo of Yale filmmakers standing around a movie camera mounted on a tripod
June 17, 2021
Alexis Krasilovsky ’71—a member of Yale’s first coed graduating class and pioneering film director and screenwriter—interviewed Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Michael Snow, and other avant-garde artists.Andy Warhol, for her 1971 film, End of the Art World .
Yale Daily News issue dated February 25, 1954
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 finish digitizing past copies of the YDN since its founding in 1878 and—through the launch of a new digital platform—make it easier for researchers to search and find materials in the YDN Historical Archive .
Two students writing postcards while kneeling at a desk in the Sterling nave
May 24, 2021
University Archivist Michael Lotstein has reached out to document students’ experiences, thoughts, and feelings during the pandemic using surveys, websites, postcards, podcasts, and more.
Three female Yale students smiling for a photo
May 24, 2021
In spite of ongoing pandemic-related challenges during the last year, the class of 2021 accomplished a wide range of original research projects using Yale University Library’s collections and resources. Six students wrote senior essays that were recognized with one of three annual library prizes.
students throwing mortar boards in air in front of library building
May 23, 2021
With most parents and friends tuning in remotely due to the pandemic, Yale celebrated its 320th Commencement. As always, many graduates marked the occasion with photos in front of Sterling Memorial Library.
April 29, 2021
Scholars collaborating across three continents are deciphering a rare eighteenth-century Japanese manuscript at Yale University Library to reveal a tragic—and likely true—love story between two male samurai warriors.