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Black man and children being  served at an ice cream stand under a sign reading "colored". A sign above another window reads "white" .
November 9, 2021
Yale University Library’s Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of more than 200 prints by renowned American photographer Gordon Parks. The prints constitute one of the largest collections of the photographer’s work available for study in an institution.
An older Apache woman and a young Apache girl sit in a field of yellow flowers
November 9, 2021
To mark Native American Heritage Month, the Yale Film Archive is recommending six documentary films, available to faculty, students, and staff through the library’s streaming video services.
black and white postcard of people in a bullfight arena
November 9, 2021
The Beinecke Library is offering tours of “Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature” for students, faculty, and staff. Related information, images, and micro-exhibitions are available to all online.
Two female students draw on films strips on lightbox
October 13, 2021
Slideshow: Students in “Principles of Animation” visited the Film Archive in Sterling Library to view films in the new screening room and get a hands-on lesson in animation techniques.
Woman writes at a desk beside a box of manuscripts
October 12, 2021
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 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.
The Windham-Campbell Prize logo
September 20, 2021
A one-time, online registration gives free access to all of the events with 2021 prizewinners including the closing keynote by Joy Harjo, the U.S. poet laureate.