Yale Manuscripts and Archives


Bush and Yale

George H. W. Bush ’48 was the quintessential Eli. But he changed. And so did Yale.
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A place to bond

In a local running club, an alumnus finds his sons a haven in New Haven.


My lunch with Caleb

You think solving a crossword puzzle is hard? Try making one.


“The Vishnu”

Christopher Buckley ’75 recalls his time as a Bush speechwriter.
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Light & Verity

Peabody Museum will get an overhaul
More space for exhibits and school groups—and dinosaurs in updated poses.
Elected Elis AYA is out. YAA is in. View all Light & Verity

Scene on Campus

Out to the ball game
A historic football rivalry in historic Fenway Park.
Come one, come all The light fantastic View all Scene on Campus


This is your brain on LSD research
Scientists take another look at a drug associated with ’60s counterculture.
The lifespan of a cellphone When the middleman is the problem View all Findings

Last Look

Arts and letters
You don't have to be a Yalie to solve this crossword puzzle—but it might help.
As local as it gets Home tiny home View all Last Look


Two new leaders for Slifka Center
“A space for students to create a community of meaning.”
A chaplain’s abundant life The man who mapped our cells View all Milestones

Arts & Culture

The lasting lure of alchemy
A sixteenth-century scroll depicts the quest for eternal life.
Reviews: January/February 2019 Glass that shocked View all Arts & Culture

Q&A: Peter Salovey

Yale abroad
The president discusses the university’s historic and emerging international connections.
On artifacts and the arts Public policy and the social sciences View all Q&A: Peter Salovey

Sporting Life

Fall sports highlights: another title in volleyball
A middling year for football ends at Fenway Park.
“A certain expectation of excellence” Old Campus Olympian View all Sporting Life

From the Editor

Manuscripts and Archives
Hanna Gray’s extraordinary life
In a new memoir, Yale’s first woman president looks back—and forward.
Your daily dose of Yale “Shoulder to the wheel” View all From the Editor

New Haven

New Haven’s artistic Oktoberfest
One month. 450 artists. 10,000 people viewing new art.
New life at an old library Elm City rebellion View all New Haven

Old Yale

His fair city
Yale alum Carter Harrison lived and died with the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Yale and the Great War The first Yalies View all Old Yale

Where They Are Now

Math for the masses
Former teacher and “terrible artist” Ben Orlin ’09 expands his reach through his blog and new book Math With Bad Drawings.
A professor’s double life He tried for the CIA. Comedy was more fun. View all Where They Are Now

Scene on Campus

Home improvement
Benjamin Franklin College students perk up their new basement with some murals.
Brutal competition A room of one’s own View all Scene on Campus

Light & Verity

Fifty years in elementary school
A groundbreaking program in education celebrates an anniversary.
An opening in China The Great War remembered View all Light & Verity

Web Extra

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The green fields of the mind
Baseball “breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.”
Calhoun College: a timeline List: 41 secret societies at Yale View all Web Extra