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July 1, 2013

'Permanent Markers: Aspects of the History of Printing' now on view at the Beinecke

How did printing help define the modern world? Techniques from eighth-century Japan to Gutenberg, lithography to xerox, printing on ceramic, silk, and metal are all examined in this exhibit currently on view in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Materials include religious texts, printed money, and embossing for the blind and range from the period of women's rights and abolitionism in the Victorian era in Britain, to the Cold War era punk movement in East Berlin, to U.S. protest movements all the way from the Declaration of Independence to 1960's civil rights.

Permanent Markers: Aspects of the History of Printing brings together the best of the history of printing to show how humankind made its mark on surfaces, including paper, metal, and silk – in the service of celebration, memorialization and spreading information.

More info at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/permanent-markers-aspects-history-printing

July 8, 2013

"In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763

Exhibit on view until October 4 at the Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street, Farmington, CT

Curated by James Caudle, The Associate Editor, Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell

In autumn 1762, the ambitious, clever, jovial, and bumptious twenty-two-year-old Scotsman James Boswell traveled south from Edinburgh to London to seek his fortune in the capital. In his lively journal, he recorded his extraordinarily action-packed eight months there, and his efforts to become a permanent Londoner.

London in the Sixties (the 1760s) was a thrilling place, full of pleasures and dangers, wisdom and folly, high life and low life. This exhibition aspires to place visitors 'in the midst of the jovial crowd' in which young James Boswell felt so alive and happy. Prints by Hogarth and Rowlandson and others, and rare books and ballads, will bring to life the current events, everyday social life, and personalities celebrated in Boswell’s London Journal, unpublished until 1950, but now one of the best-loved works of eighteenth-century life-writing.

For more information: http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/programs/exhibitions.html

Master or Monster: Richard Wagner at 200

This new exhibit is now on view in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, located in Sterling Memorial Library. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner, the composer who not only crafted masterworks such as ‘Tristan und Isolde’ and the ‘Ring’ tetralogy, but who also developed a new conception of opera, which he called “music drama.” Yet Wagner’s achievements are not the whole story. Adultery, betrayal, and Anti-Semitism resound throughout his life, causing us to ask, “Wagner: Master or Monster?” Visit http://www.library.yale.edu/musiclib/ for more information.

July 19, 2013

Brass: Kinda Blues - Jazz Concert on August 14 at Beinecke

Brass: Kinda Blues - Jazz Concert
August 14, 5:15pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Save the date for this concert celebrating music from the first golden era of jazz and stage.

Among the Beinecke and Yale Library collections are letters and photographs relating to great American composers, including W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. The vibrant and innovative works of these composers established blues as a mainstream genre and gave rise to jazz, considered by many the most distinctly American form of musical expression.

The concert is free and open to the public!

July 22, 2013

July issue of the Digital Initiatives & Technology newsletter now online

The July issue of the Digital Initiatives & Technology newsletter is now available online at: http://enews.library.yale.edu/digital/july2013.html

Sign up for curatorial tour of new Medical Library exhibits, July 31

All are welcome to join a special curatorial tour of the new exhibits now on view at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library on Friday, July 31 at 12 noon. Curator Susan Wheeler will lead the tour. The exhibits included in the tour are: 8 interesting objects (in the Cushing Rotunda) and Movie Thrillers with Medical Themes and the Sexual Revolution (in the hallway). An additonal exhibit, Selections from the New Global Health Collection (in the foyer) can also be viewed aside from the tour.

RSVP to Melissa Grafe at: (203) 785-4354 or at: melissa.grafe@yale.edu The exhibits are on view until September 12, 2013 at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at 333 Cedar Street

July 31, 2013

Borrow Direct service now extends to University of Chicago

As of July 31, users of the Yale University Library’s Borrow Direct service can request circulating materials from the University of Chicago Library. In addition to providing access to materials in the libraries of all eight Ivy League institutions (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Yale), Borrow Direct now includes access to non-Ivy libraries, Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Borrow Direct is extremely popular with library users at all ten participating institutions, who appreciate the ability to easily search across all ten library catalogs and the quick turnaround time to receive requested materials. Over the past twelve months, the average time from when a Yale user requested an available item through Borrow Direct until they received it was just 3.78 days. During the same time period, Yale Library users requested and received 40,208 items from our Borrow Direct partners. For additional information about the expansion of Borrow Direct to include the University of Chicago, please contact Ken Crilly Kendall.crilly@yale.edu. More information about Borrow Direct can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/ill/

Celebrating Yale History in Manuscripts and Archives - now on view!

The new exhibit "Celebrating Yale History in Manuscripts and Archives" is now on view through October 11 in the Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library.

The Manuscripts and Archives Department in the Yale University Library is a treasure trove of resources documenting the history of Yale, from the 1701 minutes of a meeting of seven of the ten founding ministers of the Collegiate School that was renamed Yale College in 1718, to images, email files, and other born-digital material created within the past year by the University’s offices and groups. This exhibit showcases items from the University Archives, Yale publications, and manuscript collections, organized around the themes of Student Life, Places and Programs, Yale and the World, Yale People, and Yale Events. This represents just a drop in the bucket of collection materials in Manuscripts and Archives and throughout the libraries that provide primary sources for exploring the people, places, and events that have contributed to over 300 years of Yale University history.

The exhibit is curated by Manuscripts and Archives staff members. For more information contact mssa.reference@yale.edu or (203) 432-1744. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:45 PM. Click here for more information about exhibits and events at the Yale University Library.
- See more at: http://mssa.commons.yale.edu/2013/07/25/yale-history-exhibit-opens/#sthash.HkcGzKDS.dpuf