LEWIS DOUBTS ‘BLACK POWER’ STRENGTH, by Jacques R. Leslie — October 7, 1966

"One student asked Mr. Lewis if the 'black power' slogan had contributed to white backlash effects. 'I think there's no question about it,' he said. 'There is a cause-and-effect relationship. Some of the people who have recently been elected, such as Lester Maddox in Georgia, show this relationship. 'These people do not understand 'black power' or what it means. If there is 'black power,' then these people are going to have white power, and 'white power' candidates."

AFTER 50 YEARS, NEW HAVEN’S THEATRICAL GRAND DAME: Shubert Gives Preview of Broadway — March 13, 1964

"BENJAMIN WITKEN, manager of the Shubert Theater for 23 years, claims emphatically that the small first-run theaters are here to stay. Mr. Witken booked the world premieres of 'South Pacific' and 'My Fair Lady.'"

JOHN LEWIS: NEGRO REVOLUTIONARY, by Howard M. Moffett, March 19, 1964

"The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis says, will continue to work on all major fronts in the civil rights struggle, but concentration will be on voter registration in the deep South. Nonviolence and non-cooperation will be the watchwords of a student corps of civil rights workers dedicated to ending the struggle in the decade of the '60s."

ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), by Granger, 1983

"ARTHUR (A Reader That Understands Reflectively), (Granger 1983) is a computer program that can understand short, simple narratives and can revise its interpretation of what is occurring as it learns new information that contradicts something it may have learned previously."

MAY KING’S PROPHECY, by Allen Ginsberg, May 1, 1970

"Prior to the reading, Allen explained how he was tear-gassed in New Haven last week while attending the weekend rally in support of Black Panther Bobby Seale. Ginsberg said he used breathing exercises rendering the tear gas ineffective against him."

REMARKS AT NEW HAVEN GREEN, by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, October 17, 1962

"America is moving again — so are Connecticut and New Haven. But to help keep them moving, I need your help in this election. For much more remains to be done. Too many problems are still ahead. Too many measures for the good of this country have been defeated by a narrow margin."

FLAMES SPREAD QUICKLY; Survivor Says Many in Front Seats Couldn’t Have Escaped, November 28, 1921

"I do not know what caused the fire. A woman had just finished singing on the stage and the film was being shown. I saw a little smoke and a light which I thought had something to do with the production. Then I saw a piece of blazing material fall from the top of the stage. It was small, but it was followed by a burst of fire."

IN A NEW HAVEN GARAGE, NEON ART GLOWS, by Andi Rierden, October 8, 1989

"'This garage is the inside of my brain,' said Mundy Hepburn, gliding his arm through the air. Standing in the bed of a Chevy pickup, his frame backlighted by one of his neon sculptures, 'The Wave,' he described with reverence the 'mystical beauty' of neon."

OUR BEEF WITH TEXAS, by Andy Horowitz, January 28, 2007

"Let us not stop defending our city’s history. Let us not stop boasting of Eli Whitney and his cotton gin, of A. C. Gilbert and his Erector Set, or of how Buffalo Bill Cody carried a Winchester rifle, built with pride in New Haven. Let us not even stop boasting about how New Haven native Charles Goodyear invented the rubber tire, even though it was by accident."

THE TAFT HOTEL, NEW HAVEN, CONN., by F. M. Andrews and Company Architects, April 1912

"The Hotel Taft contains about three hundred guest bedrooms, each connected with a bath, arranged singly or in suites of three to five rooms. The building has extensive public accommodations, including regular dining rooms, private dining rooms, a banquet hall, roof garden and accommodation for small society dinners."