Bridging Paul Rudolph Hall and the Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library houses the former Art + Architecture and Drama library collections and the Arts of the Book Collection, as well as staff and services for the Visual Resources Collection. It serves the schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama as well as the Department of the History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
On-site, the library contains approximately 125,000 volumes, plus related rare and unique materials. Off-site, approximately 300,000 books and periodicals are stored in the Library Shelving Facility for delivery to any Yale Library. An additional 100,000 items are accessible in the stacks of Sterling Memorial Library. Materials pertaining to the study of art, architecture, and drama can be found in nearly all libraries and special collections across Yale's campus.
Withal the Craft: The Life and Work of Carl Purington Rollins
April 22 - August 23, 2013
Carl Purington Rollins was Yale's first University Printer. In the course of four decades, he designed more than two thousand books for Yale University Press as well as most of the University's ephemeral materials, and he introduced the craft letterpress tradition to students with his Bibliographical Press (now -- as originally -- housed in Sterling Memorial Library). This exhibition explores his life and works from his early days as printer for a utopian community in Massachusetts to his later work for Yale and numerous academic and graphic societies. It also traces the influence of William Morris on Rollins's early work and explores how Rollins's approach to design continues to influence both the University's visual "brand" and the teaching of design at Yale today.