Online Exhibits@Yale

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Musical Daughters of Eli: Women Pioneers at Yale

Co-education at Yale College began fifty years ago, in 1969, but women had been a part of the School of Music since its inception in 1894. This exhibit highlights a few of the women who blazed trails in music at Yale. Some of them made music as performers or composers, while others were active behind the scenes, building institutions as administrators or philanthropists. These women were not always welcomed, but they persisted, and they accomplished great things.

They Sang and Took the Sword: Music of World War I

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In our exhibition entitled “They Sang and Took the Sword”--Music of World War I, the Music Library observes the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, as marked by the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. The exhibition brings together selected materials from the Music Library’s Special Collections and Collection of Historical Sound Recordings pertaining to the war. Several of these feature the work of Yale students, alumni, and faculty.

The History and Special Collections of Andover Newton Theological School

This exhibit was presented onsite at Yale Divinity Library from November 2017 to June 2018. Upon conclusion of the display onsite, the items were prepared for online exhibit. This exhibit celebrates the arrival of the Andover Newton Theological School archive at the Divinity Library. It spotlights the institutional history and vast special collections and archives of Andover Newton Theological School.

Not a 'Harem': Codding, Eisenhardt, Stanton, and the Lives and Legacies of Dr. Harvey Cushing's Female Associates

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Throughout his career, Dr. Harvey Cushing employed a team of smart and dedicated women who assisted him as secretaries, typists, medical artists, operative photographers, laboratory technicians, and more. The assistants referred to themselves jokingly as Cushing's "harem," but they were far more than that. Three of Harvey Cushing's assistants, in particular—secretary Madeline Stanton, pathologist Louise Eisenhardt, and medical artist Mildred Codding—are remembered not only for their proximity to the famed neurosurgeon, but also as leading lights in their own respective fields, with... Read more

Harvey Cushing: A Journey Through His Life

Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) was the founder of neurosurgery as a surgical specialty. It was Cushing who developed the painstaking procedures and instrumentation so that entering the brain for removal of tumors would be not only feasible, but effective. A generation of neurosurgeons trained with Cushing, who is still revered in the field of neurosurgery. In addition, Cushing was a celebrated clinical researcher, an accomplished artist, a fine writer, a passionate collector of books, a medical historian and bibliographer, and the chief founder of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical... Read more

Yale School of Nursing: Better Health for All People

The core mission of Yale's School of Nursing is "better health for all people." For a majority of its history, women worked to fulfill this misson at the School of Nursing. As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women at the Yale School of Medicine, we also take this opportunity to explore and reflect on another history that is nearly as long: that of women at the Yale School of Nursing. Brilliant, talented women have been essential to the Yale School of Nursing since its founding in 1923 -- as students, as professors, as deans, and as researchers. This exhibition showcases the history of... Read more

100 Years of Women at Yale School of Medicine

“The enrollment of women in the School of Medicine has ceased to be an experiment.” Written in 1923, seven years after the first woman was accepted into Yale Medical School, this sentence signalled the recognition that women were now a part of the medical community. This exhibition explores the history of women in Yale Medical School - faculty, staff, students, nurses, residents, doctoral students, and researchers - through the 20th and early 21st centuries.

"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing"

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The song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson at the turn of the twentieth century, is often known today as the Black National Anthem and is sung in schools, churches, and civic settings throughout the United States. This exhibit offers a look at the creation of the song, and at the lives and careers of the brothers who created it, through primary sources held in the Yale University Library. It is intended to provide teachers and students at the K-8 level with information about the history of the song, but also to serve as a primary-source... Read more

Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library

The Gilmore Music Library holds many remarkable scores, books, and images of guitar and lute music. Ourexhibit,Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library, features a display of manuscripts, books, scores, and images, ranging from a lute treatise by Vincenzo Galilei (father of the scientist Galileo Galilei) to a guitar arrangement by Andrés Segovia, the most celebrated classical guitarist of the 20th century.

Making the Medieval English Manuscript: The Takamiya Collection at the Beinecke Library
Toshiyuki Takamiya, Professor Emeritus of English literature at Keio University in Tokyo and renowned book collector, began his love for western European medieval manuscripts during a visit to the Yushodo Bookshop in Tokyo in 1970. He was captivated by the physical qualities of western books and remembers admiring their heavy leather bindings, which were wholly unlike the lighter materials and delicate stitching used for Japanese books and scrolls. From the outset, Professor Takamiya possessed a talent for spotting remarkable manuscripts decades before the market did. He collected Middle... Read more