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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1963

Biographical / Historical

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, in New Haven, Connecticut, is the rare book library of Yale University.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Beinecke family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 570
Overview: The Beinecke Family Papers consist of twenty-one albums containing manuscript and printed materials, photographs, and original documents detailing the history of Edwin J. Beinecke and his family, the Weigle and Mauer families, the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Materials contained within the albums date from the eighteenth century to 1980. These volumes were compiled by Fred L. Mayer between 1972 and 1980. Also included are eight volumes of...
Dates: 1786-1980

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibition materials

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1117
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of signage, photographs, labels, and reproductions of collection materials created for Beinecke Library exhibitions.
Dates: 2009-2013

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RU 106
Overview: The collection consists of photographs documenting the construction of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. Included are pre-construction views, construction progress views, and completed interior and exterior views. Also included are photographs of the opening ceremonies and reception.
Dates: 1961-1963

Walter Beinecke papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 846
Overview: The Walter Beinecke Papers consist of subject files containing correspondence, personal papers, autobiographical writings, and documents concerning the Beinecke family, the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, and Beinecke's business investments, book collecting, and work in Nantucket historic preservation; other correspondence, including correspondence with book vendor Howard S. Mott and family letters; other personal papers, such as financial and legal records, address books, and diaries;...
Dates: circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1990

James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection manuscript music

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 355
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript and manuscript reproduction scores and parts for circa 50 works, most by African American composers, including music for voice and piano, chorus, band, or orchestra, 1902-1957, with most 1931-1945 or undated. Circa 20 composers are represented, including Margaret Bonds, H. T. Burleigh, William L. Dawson, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, Hall Johnson, Ulysses Kay, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roberta Russell Summers Stone, Howard Swanson, and Will H. Vodery. Vocal music...
Dates: 1902-1957, bulk 1931-1945

Wesley E. Needham Papers

 Collection
Call Number: Tibet MSS 64
Overview: Correspondence with Tibetan language scholars, Tibetan religious and government officials, and others, 1937-1988; and related materials, 1950s-1980s, including research materials, notes, writings, and translations by Needham; subject files about Diluv Khutagt, Anzhai Li, Edna Bryner, and Tibetan materials in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; clippings, other printed materials; photographs; and artifacts relating to Tibet, Tibetan literature and art, and Needham's curatorship of the...
Dates: 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Yale Collection of German Literature manuscript miscellany

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS MISC
Overview: Single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts, including literary manuscripts, letters, and other documents. Materials are grouped under headings by author or corporate name.
Dates: [ca. 1700-ongoing]