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Big move

It was 300 years ago this fall that the Collegiate School (not yet known as Yale) brought its books from its old home in Saybrook to its new one in New Haven. What’s not shown in this relief on the side of Sterling Memorial Library is the effort made by angry residents of Saybrook to sabotage the move by breaking the oxcarts and destroying bridges. More about the “Battle of the Books” here.

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