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Dave Richards: “I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library, 1656-2022”

May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm EDT

Sponsored by The Grolier Club

Grolier member David Alan Richards (Stamford, CT), retired lawyer and literary, social, and legal historian, will give an illustrated talk on his new book from Oak Knoll Press, “I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library, 1656-2022.” This is the first history to be written of a library of one of America’s colonial colleges from its origin through the digital age, with comparisons to Yale’s 18th-century counterparts at Harvard, Princeton, and William & Mary, through the construction of the great 20th-century repositories of Sterling Memorial Library in New Haven, the Widener at Harvard, and the Low at Columbia, down to the era of digital files and the national “Borrow-Direct” program, which gives the students attending its participating institutions each access to 90 million books.

Register for the webcast here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-dave-richards-on-american-private-university-library-tickets-585792329627?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


May 25, 2023
6:00 am - 7:30 pm EDT
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