"I meet Jan Cunningham, appropriately, in the Bistro des Artistes of the Union League Café on Chapel Street, where several of her recent paintings are on view through the end of September. She is serious and intense as she recalls leaving her native Texas to study painting at Rhode Island School of Design in the 1970s, and her subsequent move to New Haven in the early '80s."
Category: Yale History
THE NEW HAVEN HOME OF ROGER SHERMAN: Illustrations by Amy Drevenstedt — 1935
"The New Haven home of Roger Sherman — signer of the Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution of the United States — was drawn by hand for, 'The Commonwealth of Connecticut, Tercentenary Edition, 1635 - 1935,' by Amy Drevenstedt, 'published for your entertainment and enlightenment by the Children's Bookshop of 33 Wall Street, New Haven.'"
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
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."
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."
OLD SEAPORT TOWN OF NEW HAVEN, by Hildegarde Hawthorne, 1916
"We found that the ideal way to spend the evening in New Haven was to sit out on the Green. There were other things to do, of course, and we noted that moving pictures appeared to be patronized here as elsewhere. But it was the Green for us, and for many more. The fragrant June night had collected a few early fireflies, and was tossing them idly about over the grass, as an Egyptian queen might play with diamonds. The chimes from Trinity sounded, very sweet. Young lovers passed, arm linked close in arm, head to head. A buzzing of motor cars gave the emphasis of a city to the country vision of shadowy trees and open grassy spaces."
STREETS AS PLACES: Using Streets to Rebuild Communities, by the Project for Public Spaces, Inc., 2008
"The College/Chapel District today is a well-used, mixed-use area that includes housing, retail stores, restaurants and commercial tenants in upper-level offices. Over 100 restaurants draw people from outside the neighborhood for a variety of dining experiences and for pre-theater dinners on the weekend. Several theaters have been completely rehabilitated. The Shubert stages Broadway shows, opera, dance, musical concerts and family entertainment. The Palace stages a full range of concerts and special events. A number of bars and nightclubs adds to the area’s liveliness on weekend nights."
THE YALE MAN UP-TO-DATE, by Jean Pardee, 1894
"The Yale man, from the primeval days of the College up to the present time... has waxed so much more important, so much more interesting in these last few years... Yea, verily, he is a creature of fads and fancies, yet not, as a rule, feminine... He is not, however, the absolutely independent creature he was in the good old days of life-at-Yale."
Battle of the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis, 1779
"On September 23, 1779, Captain John Paul Jones fought a battle without parallel in naval history. Hitherto the contest upon the sea had been mainly a predatory warfare of privateers, aimed at the destruction of commerce and the plunder of merchant vessels. The young republic was without a navy proper. Called 'Pirate Jones' by the English, for retaliating on the coast of England for the atrocities committed on the coast of America, the captain of the Bon Homme Richard gallantly refused the sword of the surrending captain of the Serapis — but did take his ship."