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Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal

Yale University's  Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Instructional Technology Group, have launched a web portal  designed to help researchers and Yale students find primary source material related to slavery and its legacies within the University's many libraries and galleries: Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal (

Users can browse a small catalog of noteworthy collections, learn how to search for additional material, or explore a growing list of external resources. Resources from the Beiencke Library collections, including the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, can be found at at the following link:

Image: Description of a Slave Ship, London: Printed by James Phillips, George-yard, Lombard-street, 1789.


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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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.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule