Ava Chamberlain

Ava Chamberlain received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1990. Currently, she is associate professor of American Religious History and director of the Master of Humanities Program at the Wright State University. She is the editor of The "Miscellanies" 501-832, which is volume 18 of The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Yale University Press, 2000). Ava Chamberlain is also the author of “Bad Books and Bad Boys: The Transformation of Gender in 18 th-Century Northampton” ( New England Quaterly) and “The Immaculate Ovum: Jonathan Edwards and the Construction of the Female Body” ( William and Mary Quaterly).

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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

Temporary Reading Room Hours 
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

Beginnig September 1, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5

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