Yale Film Archive

The Yale Film Archive is home to a growing collection of 35mm and 16mm film prints, as well as a circulating library of DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS tapes.

Whitney Humanities Center

The Whitney Humanities Center was inaugurated in 1981 as an interdisciplinary institution built upon Yale’s longstanding commitment to the humanities, designed to enable and enhance research, thinking, and scholarly  exchange in all fields of the humanities and throughout the University. The Center seeks to support and strengthen the activities of faculty and graduate students in the humanities and neighboring fields by creating a sense of intellectual community that transcends departmental boundaries and by fostering collegial dialogue, informed debate, and the pursuit of new fields of inquiry. The Center’s programs include symposia, lectures, faculty seminars, and working groups. Some of these bring distinguished visitors to the University; others are primarily designed for free and informal exchange of ideas among faculty and advanced graduate students on topics of more than disciplinary interest. At the cor of the Center is a set of Fellows, drawn from the several departments of the humanities, and from other fields. 

Yale College Arts

The Yale College Arts website showcases a thriving arts community that offers hundreds of opportunities to study the arts and even more to create them. Yale students study alongside some of the world’s leading scholars and artists, and as they become scholars and artists themselves, they draw on the university’s substantial resources, among them its museum collections, performance and exhibition spaces, and faculty mentorship. Inside and beyond the classroom, the arts are an integral part of a Yale education.

Yale Student Film Archive

FilmNet archives and preserves the curricular and extracurricular films of Yale filmmakers. These works live on in the learning environment for future students to reflect upon and be inspired by. 

The creation of the Yale Student Film Archive was inspired by the filmmaking and teachings of Thomas Allen Harris, a professor of African American and Film and Media Studies at Yale.  Filmmaker and academic, Harris’ work challenges and redefines historical archives. For more information about the work of Thomas Allen Harris and his students, explore the Archive Aesthetics and Community Storytelling exhibition. The exhibition itself engages the intersecting ideas of media, artistic disciplines, and archive.