Raymond Clemens

Curator, Early Books & Manuscripts
(203) 432-9278

Raymond Clemens has a B.A. (with highest honors) from Oberlin College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University where he studied under the direction of Caroline Walker Bynum.  Before coming to the Beinecke, he served as Acting Director of the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies for two years and was an Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University for thirteen years, where he received the university's highest teaching award.  He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Newberry Library and a British Academy-Newberry Library Exchange Fellow.  He is the co-author, with Timothy Graham, of Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Cornell, 2007).  His research specialities include medieval hagiography, Renaissance cartography, and the history of the book.

Ray Clemens with Alice Waters

Beinecke Curators & Collections Staff


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

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