Manuscripts and Archives hosts an
introduction to its resources, services
Manuscripts and Archives in Sterling Memorial Library will offer a general
introduction to the department and its collections, resources and services
4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
This session, which is open to the public, is expected to be particularly useful
for new faculty, undergraduates beginning work on seminar papers and senior
essays, and graduate students investigating topics for research utilizing the department’s
A major center for primary source research at the University, Manuscripts and
Archives is also known for its collections on Yale and New Haven. The collections
span centuries and are geographically diverse. They include a wealth of material
on the United States, Africa and Latin America, with special focus on American
public policy and administration; diplomacy and international affairs; political
and social thought and commentary; legal and judicial history; contemporary
medical care and health policy; and urbanism, with a specific focus on New
Haven. Recent collecting has increased resources for the study of architecture
and of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture.
The introductory session will take place in the department’s Cowles Reference
Center. Manuscripts and Archives is the first door on the left when entering
Sterling Memorial Library from Wall Street. Contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (203) 432-1744 for further information. Prior registration is encouraged
but not required.
Manuscripts and Archives will also be offering extended hours during the fall
term. It will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and will remain open
until 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the semester.
Exceptions are posted on the Library website: www.library.yale.edu/hours/mssa.html. In planning visits, note that reference services are not provided between
noon and 1 p.m. or after 4:45 p.m.
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