Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

In honor of the Beinecke Library's new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room from poet and scholar Susan Howe's recent book, Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives.
May 28, 2015
Stephen Vider's essay “'Oh Hell, May, Why Don’t You People Have a Cookbook?': Camp Humor and Gay Domesticity," appeared in American Quarterly, Volume 65, Number 4, December 2013.
March 3, 2015
Curator Tim Young interviews groundbreaking collector of transgender books, images, and archives, Laura Bailey
February 12, 2015
Beinecke Modern Books and Manuscripts Curator Tim Young offers ten important reasons books matter.
February 5, 2015
In the current Atlantic Monthly, recent Yale grad Diana Saverin explores the Annie Dillard Archive.
February 5, 2015
New work by recent graduate student fellow Martha Tuttle is currently on view in the 2015 Yale MFA Painting/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition
February 3, 2015
Selected 2014 Scholarship, Artworks, News, and Notices from the Yale Collection of American Literature (** indicates Yale student author or artist).
December 23, 2014


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