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As part of its ongoing commitment to preserving and improving access to its holdings, the Beinecke has begun an aggressive campaign to process its backlog of manuscript collections. Please be aware that some archival collections at the Beinecke will be closed during processing. Please note: Many of the collections listed below are scheduled for temporary closure in preparation for a major renovation of the Beinecke to begin in May 2015. These temporary closures, which include several of the library's most frequently consulted collections, will last from six to eight weeks.

The Beinecke offers the following alphabetical list as a service to its readers who are planning research trips. These lists are subject to change and updated regularly. Dates given reflect the 1st day of the month.

Collection Call Number Closed From Closed Until
Adams Express Company correspondence 2014.wa.49 May 2014 September 2014
Andrew Smith Gallery records 2014.wa.6 February 2014 December 2014
Aseman, Bernard Nevada mining investment records 2014.wa.60 May 2014 September 2014
Baldwin, James early manuscripts and papers JWJ MSS 21 November 2014 December 2014
Bernstein, Charles papers 2013.ycal.68
September 2013 December 2014
Byrd, Don papers 2014.ycal.39 June 2014 August 2014
Campbell, Metson & Brown records 2014.wa.53 May 2014 September 2014
Carson, Rachel papers YCAL MSS 46 November 2014 December 2014
Cave Canem records 2013.ycal.66 September 2013 December 2014
Chelsea Review records Multiple call numbers April 2014 September 2014
Cohen, Lucy Kramer papers (addition) 2014.wa.78 June 2014 December 2014
Cooper, James Fenimore collection YCAL MSS 415 September 2014 October 2014
Copper Mountain Mine in Vavapai County, Arizona report 2014.wa.52 May 2014 September 2014
Crane, Walter papers Uncat MS Vault Crane
MS Vault Shelves Crane
Crystal Coal Company report 2014.wa.51 May 2014 September 2014
D. Mackenzie and Co., Inc. and O. P. Fife Company records 2014.wa.55 May 2014 September 2014
Dreier, Katherine S. papers / Societe Anonyme archive YCAL MSS 101 September 2014 October 2014
Du Bois, W. E. B. collection JWJ MSS 8 November 2014 December 2014
Eady, Cornelius papers 2013.ycal.55 August 2013 December 2014
Edwards, Jonathan collection GEN MSS 151 July 2014 October 2014
Fairbanks Mining and Milling Company ledger book 2014.wa.26 May 2013 September 2014
Feelings, Tom papers (addition) 2013.jwj.15 September 2013 December 2014
Fields, Danny papers. 2013.genm.141 January 2014 August 2014
Ford, Charles Henri papers Uncat MSS 700
Uncat MSS 1020
February 2014 December 2014
General Print collection Uncat MS Vault Prints June 2011 October 2014
Goodman, Lee papers Uncat MSS 1118 September 2013 TBD
Graham County, Arizona roll of electors 2014.wa.39 May 2014 September 2014
Hapgood Family papers YCAL MSS 41 November 2014 December 2014
Hartley, Marsden collection YCAL MSS 578 November 2014 December 2014
Hawks, William & S. B. papers Uncat WA MS Hawks October 2013 September 2014
Himes, Chester papers JWJ MSS 42 November 2014 December 2014
Hoban, Lillian papers 2013.genm.79 September 2013 September 2014
Hodges, Frederick S. papers 2013.wa.138 May 2013 September 2014
Hodges, John C. papers Uncat MSS 731 May 2013 September 2014
Hoggins, Andrew papers Uncat WA MS 100 September 2013 September 2014
Horgan, Paul papers Multiple call numbers January 2014 October 2014
Howe, Ernest Uncat MSS 1120 May 2014 TBD
Hurston, Zora Neale collection JWJ MSS 9 November 2014 December 2014
Independent Order of Oddfellows Uncat MSS 1160
Uncat WA MS Oddfellows
Uncat MSS 628
May 2014 September 2014
Indiuta Mining and Power Company certificate 2014.wa.50 May 2014 September 2014
Island Improvement Company records 2014.wa.58 May 2014 September 2014
Jenson, John L. storyboards 2014.wa.25 May 2013 September 2014
Johnson, Grace Nail letter to Marshall Best 2011.jwj.1 May 2014 September 2014
Johnson, James Weldon collection files JWJ Files November 2013 August 2014
Johnson, Will papers Uncat MSS 1109 May 2014 September 2014
Journal in the hand of an unidentified soldier Uncat.MSS.1175 July 2014 October 2014
Kagan, Paul papers (addition) Uncat MSS 1124 October 2013 August 2014
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company   May 2014 TBD
Koch, Frederick R. collection GEN MSS 601 November 2014 December 2014
Landberg Arabic manuscripts Landberg MSS TBD TBD
Lewis, Sinclair papers YCAL MSS 268 November 2014 December 2014
Linton, William J. papers Multiple call numbers TBD TBD
Loy, Mina papers YCAL MSS 6 November 2014 December 2014
Luhan, Mabel Dodge papers (portions) YCAL MSS 196 July 2014 October 2014
Marinetti Collection Marinetti # May 2014 July 2014
Martinelli, Sheri papers Uncat ZA MS 164
ZA MS 643
May 2014 October 2014
McKay, Claude JWJ MSS 27 November 2014 December 2014
Miller, Henry papers YCAL MSS 472 November 2014 December 2014
Mitzel, John papers 2013.genm.80
September 2013 October 2014
Morath, Inge papers 2014.genam.5 May 2014 December 2014
National Book Critics Circle Uncat Za MS 264
Uncat Za MS 387
Uncat Za MS 392
May 2014 August 2014
New Haven East/West Association records MS Vault New Haven East
MS.Vault.New Haven West
Parker, E., Dr. papers 2011.jwj.42592 May 2014 October 2014
Pearson, Norman Holmes papers Multiple call numbers June 2014 November 2014
Pickens, William papers Uncat MSS 392 May 2014 September 2014
Poe, Edgar Allen collection Uncat Za MS Poe October 2013 TBD
Pound, Ezra papers YCAL MSS 43 November 2014 December 2014
Pratt, Richard H. papers Uncat WA MS 220
Uncat WA MS Pratt
May 2014 November 2014
Race riots in America in 1919 collection 2012.jwj.12 May 2013 November 2014
Read, Edward Parker papers 2014.jwj.4 May 2013 November 2014
Robinson, Edwin Arlington Za Robinson May 2013 TBD
Ruskin, John collection Various call numbers July 2014 September 2014
Shirley, Betsy Beinecke Collection Shirley #, Shirley +#, Shirley S#, Shirley +S# May 2014 July 2014
Shively, Charley papers 2013.genm.67 July 2013 December 2014
Sigourney, Lydia H. papers Multiple call numbers May 2014 August 2014
Sinclair, Upton papers Za Sinclair May 2014 September 2014
Slough, John P. Uncat WA MS Slough July 2014 October 2014
Smith, Frank L. and Max Spiegal theater collection 2012.jwj.16 May 2013 September 2014
Snow, W. M. Western mining engineer collection 2014.wa.57 May 2014 September 2014
Spinelli archive GEN MSS 109 September 2014 October 2014
Stacks Reference SRef #, SRef +#, SRef # (oversize) May 2014 July 2014
Stanton, Thaddeus Uncat.MSS.1076
July 2014 October 2014
Stein, Gertrude, and Alice B. Toklas papers and collection YCAL MSS 76
November 2014 December 2014
Stein, Leo collection YCAL MSS 78 November 2014 December 2014
Stettheimer, Florine and Ettie papers YCAL MSS 20 November 2014 December 2014
Stevenson, Robert Louis, Edwin J. Beinecke collection of GEN MSS 664 September 2014 October 2014
Stieglitz, Alfred / Georgia O'Keeffe archive YCAL MSS 85 August 2014 September 2014
Stoddard, Blanche papers Uncat Za Ms Stoddard May 2014 October 2014
Swan, Emma papers Za Ms Swan May 2014 September 2014
Taweko family papers 2014.wa.41 May 2014 September 2014
Texas, A Collection of Mexican Letters and Documents Uncat WA MS Texas July 2014 October 2014
Tharp, Louise papers Za Tharp May 2014 September 2014
Thayer, Scofield / Dial papers YCAL MSS 34 September 2014 October 2014
Thompson, Virgil papers Za Thompson
Uncat Za MS 153
May 2014 September 2014
Tonopah North Star Tunnel and Development Company records 2014.wa.59 May 2014 September 2014
Toomer, Jean papers JWJ MSS 1 November 2014 December 2014
Totheroth, Daniel. Certain Mr. Scratch, original shooting script Uncat Za MS 34 March 2014 TBD
Tsugawa, Albert papers 2014.wa.42 May 2014 September 2014
Tully, Jim papers Za Ms Tully May 2014 September 2014
U.S. Army Western Defense Command Uncat MSS 161 May 2014 TBD
Untermeyer, Jean papers Za Ms Untermeyer May 2014 September 2014
Updike, John papers Za Updike May 2014 September 2014
Van Vechten, Carl letter to Mrs. Whiteson 2011.jwj.2 May 2014 September 2014
Vaughan, Ralph M. Uncat.MSS.1051 July 2014 October 2014
Wagstaffe, William and Maude de papers Za Wagstaffe May 2014 September 2014
Wallace, Edward S. Uncat WA MS Wallace July 2014 October 2014
Warren, Robert Penn (Addition) ZA MS 425
Uncat ZA File 341
May 2014 TBD
Webb, Albert Uncat MSS 681 July 2014 October 2014
Wescott, Glenway papers (portions) YCAL MSS 134 TBD TBD
Weston, Bartlett Hardy. Uncat.MSS.1067 July 2014 October 2014
Western mining collection 2014.wa.62 May 2014 September 2014
Western mining promotional material collection 2014.wa.61 May 2014 September 2014
Western Reserve Stock Company records 2014.wa.19 May 2013 September 2014
Wharton, Edith, Anna Catherine Bahlmann papers relating to YCAL MSS 361 November 2014 December 2014
Wheeler, Monroe papers YCAL MSS 136 TBD TBD
White, Walter and Poppy Cannon papers JWJ MSS 38 November 2014 December 2014
White, Walter printed material 1943.jwj.0101-bc May 2013 September 2014
Williams, William Carlos papers YCAL MSS 116 September 2014 October 2014
Wilshire Bishop Mine Company records 2014.wa.48 May 2014 September 2014
Winter, William papers Za Ms Winter May 2014 September 2014
World Performance Project records 2013.ycal.57 August 2013 December 2014
Wright, Ellen and Walter Goldwater correspondence 2011.ycal.58 May 2013 September 2014
Wylie, Elinor papers Za Wylie May 2014 September 2014
Yale Collection of American Literature letter collection YCAL MSS 446 November 2014 December 2014
Yale Papyrus collection P.CtYBR TBD TBD
Yale Poetry Review collection Uncat Za MS Yale Poetry Review October 2013 TBD
Zerbe, Jerome photographs and papers 2013.genm.134 November 2013 September 2014



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