OCTOBER 2005 EVENTS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Yale University Library Open House Day
For Students, Staff and Faculty of the Yale Community - stop by Sterling’s Memorabilia Room (just inside the Wall Street entrance). Enjoy some refreshments, browse through our 75th anniversary exhibit and participate in the following events:
- Tours of the reading rooms and special collections housed within Sterling, 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
- Special tour of the Preservation Department – see how rare, old or damaged books are repaired, restored and conserved 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Our own version of an "Antiques Road Show" table sponsored by Manuscripts and Archives and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – ever wondered about the history of your old books and documents or ways that you can best preserve them? Librarians will be on hand to help and advise you. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Special Tour of the Arts of the Book Collection in Sterling 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and an open house 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
- Manuscripts and Archives Open House – a chance to view close-up some of the treasures of this rich and diverse collection 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
- Get your questions answered at the information table about the resources offered by the Yale Library system.
- Refreshments throughout the day.
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Special Collections Fair
Featuring an array of treasures from many of Yale’s special collections. Visit the Special Collections Site.
Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
"Yale Library’s De-acid Trip"
Lecture by Robert Strauss of Preservation Technologies on the chemistry and process of neutralizing acids in books on a mass scale.
Location: Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
"The Heart of the University"
A special lecture by Pulitzer prize-winning author David McCullough.
Location: Yale Law School Auditorium
New! View Photos and Video Stream from David McCullough's lecture, "The Heart of the University"
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception hosted by Yale President Richard Levin with music from the '20s and '30s by "Swing '39.''
Location: Sterling Memorial Library Nave
"From the Caves to the Square"
The Tiananmen Square exhibit celebrates the recent donation of twenty-nine color photographs taken by David Apter, Henry J. Heinz Professor Emeritus of Comparative Political and Social Development and Senior Research Scientist, who was in Beijing in 1989 at the time of the uprising. Professor Apter has published a catalog, From Cave to Square: Images of the 1989 Student Movement in Tiananmen Square, that will accompany the exhibit. Professor Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History, and an expert on China will deliver some remarks on the significance of the photographs and their documentation of the event. The exhibit will also open on Friday, October 28.
Location: Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall (Exhibit in the Memorabilia Room adjacent to the hall)
Registrations are required for all tours.
All lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations required.