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Friday, January 27 –  Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Riff on Ruff: Yale’s Jazz Ambassador to the World

With the recent completion of its renovations, the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is delighted to announce the inaugural exhibit, on view in its brand-new display cases from January 27-April 25. The exhibit will honor the 85th birthday of Professor Willie Ruff of the Yale School of Music.

Ruff is a world-class musician on two instruments (horn and bass), a multifaceted researcher, a well-connected impresario, and a polyglot world traveler. A Yale alumnus and professor, he is a long-time friend of the library, and is truly one of a kind. The exhibit features a variety of items including photographs, sound recordings, manuscripts, and awards. Many are drawn from the library’s archival collections, while others are borrowed from Ruff’s personal collection.

There will be an exhibit talk on February 16th at 4:00pm in the Sterling Memorial Lecture Hall entitled “And This is What They Said”. Check the link below for more details.


For operating hours, consult:

Website: Exhibit website
Open to: General public
Contact Information: Yale University Library, 203-432-1810

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