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Exhibits and Publications

Current Exhibit:

An Ecumenical Community of Students: Archival Documentation of the Worldwide Student Christian Movement

The Yale Divinity Library is the epicenter of the universe for archival documentation of ecumenical student Christian movements. It holds historical records of more than fifteen organizations that were student Christian movements or support agencies for the movements, dating from the 1880s to the present, as well as personal papers of various leaders of the movements. This exhibit traces the history of development of student Christian movements in the United States and worldwide, illustrating the various stages with archival documentation.

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Online Versions of Past Exhibits

Spreading the Word: A Selection of Missionary Posters, Games, and Ephemera from the Day Missions Collection

Yale Divinity School Milestones 1822-2012

2012 marks the 190th anniversary of the establishment of the Yale Divinity School in 1822, as well as the 80th anniversary of the Divinity School's move to its present campus at 409 Prospect Street. This exhibit documents some of the early faculty members of the Divinity School, its first campus in central New Haven and the development of the new campus, and the deans who have served the School over the decades.

Christianity in Nepal - Documentation from the Day Missions Collection

This exhibit features materials from the archives of the United Mission to Nepal, the International Nepal Fellowship, and the Nepal Church History Project . These collections, received by the Divinity Library in 2008, document the opening of Nepal to Christian organizations in the early 1950s and their programs in the areas of health services, education, rural development, and industrial development .

Eight Decades of Women at YDS

Milestones and recollections of women at Yale Divinity School, an exhibit from 2010.

Christian Responses to Charles Darwin, 1870-1900

This exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth focuses on Christian responses to Darwin shortly after the publication of The Origin of Species.
Communications from the Field: Missionary Postcards from Africa
The images provided by missionary postcards provide a glimpse into the Christian missionary enterprise and its impact on society. They illustrate the customs, methods, and technology disseminated by the missionaries, provide depictions of indigenous life, and shed light on the culture of the missionary enterprise in the early 20th century.
Early African American Missionaries
Powerpoint presentation.
From Psalm Book to Hymnal: Selections from the Lowell Mason Collection
Excerpts from an exhibit at the Yale Divinity School Library held January 18-March 30, 2000.
The Centennial of the Boxer Rebellion in China
Photographs and documents from the collections of the Yale Divinity School Library that illustrate the impact of the Boxer Rebellion on the missionary movement in China.
Victorian Missionary Periodicals
Excerpts from an exhibit at the Yale Divinity School Library held September 15, 1999 - January 15, 2000.

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Occasional Publications

For more information, please contact Martha.Smalley@yale.edu

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