A summer fellowship in Manuscripts and Archives gave Charlotte Keathley ’22 a new view of Yale history, new pathways to primary sources, and the opportunity to co-curate an online exhibition on coeducation.
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.
Yale University Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library are co-hosting two events and offering a range of resources to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day which is recognized each year on September 17.
Under current Yale COVID protocols, in-library exhibitioins are open to members of the campus with Yale ID access to the libraries. Others are invited to view Yale Library’s large and growing array of online exhibitions.
Tours designed for new students will cover study spaces, navigating the book stacks, borrowing, research support, student jobs, exhibit curation opportunities, the history and architecture of the spaces, and more. Registration required.
Library conservators and conservation scientists at Yale have found compelling new evidence that the Beinecke Library’s Vinland Map, once hailed as the earliest depiction of the New World, is awash in twentieth-century ink.