Histories

Good News from Yale, Faculty Impressed – Timothy Dwight on the Revival of 1802 – Various reports have been circulated, in several parts of the country, concerning the attention to religion which for a short time past has prevailed among the students of Yale-College. Some persons have expressed a wish for a correct account of this subject.
Decision on Mount Hermon – To a generation resigned to an “every man for himself” approach to life, the immediate outcome of the Mount Hermon Conference may seem strange, though the actions taken were simple enough. By its close, 100 young men had decided to give their lives away in the bright New England summer of 1886.
The Making of Paradise – Meet an orphaned Hawaiian, Henry Obookiah, who came to the doorstep of Yale, and wept. He never returned to Hawaii, but Hawaii would never be the same….
Frequent Revivals Mark Yale’s History – Today the average Yale undergraduate goes through his four years of college thinking that Yale has always been more or less what it is now. He would be confirmed in this belief by every aspect of his undergraduate life. Yale’s history will show that for the great majority of its 300+ years, Yale was thoroughly different from what it is today.
The Simplicity of the Gospel – In 1735, at Oxford, a young man of twenty lay collapsed on his bed. Too weak to get up, he asked the college scout to tell his tutor that he was ill. The local surgeon-barber was sent to bleed him, but the scholar’s sickness continued. He had fallen ill through fasting and rigorous religious observances.
Banner of Faith, Fountain of Service – From the day it was dedicated, October 17, 1886, the original Dwight Hall building was a central meeting place—a home—for Yale students intent on transforming their campus, New Haven and beyond in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amistad and Yale: The Untold Story – One morning late in August 1839, a strange ship appeared off Culloden Point, Long Island. She was long, low, and weather-beaten, her sails battered and torn. A troop of blacks, outlandishly dressed and armed with long knives and muskets, seemed to be her crew.
When Moody Thrilled Yale – Dwight L. Moody and Ira Sankey were well-known revivalists, seeking to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to New Haven. The college took full part in the effort to bring the evangelists to the area.
Pioneers of Missions and Telecommunications: Yale’s Amazing Morse Legacy – After the first line was completed, Morse wrote to his brother: “You will see by the papers how great success has attended the first efforts of the Telegraph… ‘What hath God wrought!’ It is his work, and He alone could have carried me thus far through all my trials and enabled me to triumph over the obstacles, physical and moral, which opposed me.”
The Long Difficult Birthing – If the New Haven colony were to prosper in faithful service to God, a college was needed, not simply to train ministers, but, in Davenport’s own words, “to fit youth . . . for the service of God in church and commonwealth.”
Timothy Dwight and Yale: The Making of a University – Few men have poured out as much for Yale as did Timothy Dwight. He was a prodigious scholar, a brilliant educator, and an educational reformer far ahead of his time. He was the chief architect of Yale as a university.
Freshmen Who Changed Yale – Over the years, thousands of freshmen have come to Yale. They have studied four years, graduated, and passed into obscurity. But others have left an indelible mark on the university.
A Surprising Account – Revival in New York City – The first seven years of the 1850’s brought booming prosperity to the American economy, but in 1857, the boom collapsed in a nationwide financial crisis. Banks failed on every hand, and business slumped badly.
Slavery Report Unjustly Accuses Timothy Dwight, Historical Record Vindicates Him – Right sympathies, and bad scholarship, have disfigured and falsified Timothy Dwight’s stance on slavery. The record, freed of arbitrary truncation and misplaced persons, makes this plain.