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Closed Collections Schedule

In preparation for the Beinecke Library’s major renovation project, over 12,000 linear feet of collections are being shelved or processed offsite. As a result, certain collections will be temporarily closed to research. These temporary closures will affect several of the library’s most frequently consulted collections.

The Beinecke offers the following lists of closures, which are subject to change and updated regularly: an alphabetical list of manuscript material to be moved, resulting in closures of 4 to 8 weeks; a list of printed materials to be moved arranged by call number range; an alphabetical list of material closed for digitization; an alphabetical list of manuscript material to be closed for processing, resulting in closures of up to two years.

Printed Material to be Moved

Call number rangeClosed FromClosed Until
William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana CollectionJan 2015Jan 2017

Material Closed for Digitization

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Until
Colored American magazineJWJ A +C71951-17Apr 2016Dec 2016
Friedlander, Lee papersWA MSS S-26421-8Apr 2015Dec 2016
"Libroni" on futurism : slidesGEN MSS 475Apr 2015Dec 2016
[Objects associated with Buffalo Bill]WA MSS S-3019Apr 2016Dec 2016
Photographs of Prominent African AmericanasJWJ MSS 761-10Aug 2017Dec 2017
Takamiya Collection of Medieval ManuscriptsTakamiya MS 1-138Jan 2017Dec 2017

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Until
Baskin, Leonard papersMultiple call numbersMar 2015Dec 2017
Benet Family papersUncat Za Ms Benet
Za Ms Benet, William Rose
Uncat Za Ms 158
Uncat Za Ms 261
Uncat Za Ms 294
Jan 2015Sep 2017
Benet, Stephen Vincent papersZa Ms Benet, Stephen VincentJan 2015Sep 2017
Benet, William Rose papersZa Ms Benet, William RoseJan 2015Sep 2017
Feelings, Tom papers (addition)2013.jwj.15Sep 2013Dec 2017
Franklin, Benjamin collectionMS Vault FranklinJan 2015Dec 2017
Guest, Barbara papersUncat Za MS 271
Uncat MSS 402
Uncat MSS 947
Jan 2015 TBD
Jackson collection of LaFayetteMS Vault LaFayetteJan 2015Dec 2017
Living Theatre Records (addition)2016.ycal.0026Sep 2015Dec 2017
Meserve Kunhardt Collection2016.genam.0021Sep 2015TBD
Mitzel, John papers2013.genm.80
Sep 2013June 2018
O’Leary, Jean papers2017.genm.0058May 2017June 2018
Rochambeau and West Indies CollectionUncat MS Vault 223Jan 2015TBD
Shively, Charley papers2013.genm.67Jul 2013Dec 2017
Steinberg, Saul papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015Aug 2017
Stiles, Ezra and Stiles Family papers (access to microfilm edition may be requested; for more information, contact Access Services)MS Vault Stiles
Uncat.MS Vault.109
Uncat.MS Vault.321
Jan 2015TBD
Strub, Sean papers2017.genm.0057May 2017Jun 2018
Van Vechten, Carl papers, Series I. Correspondence (remaining series to be made available as processedYCAL MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Sep 2017
Van Vechten, Carl Papers Relating to African American Arts and Letters, Series I. Correspondence (remaining series to be made available as processed)JWJ MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Sep 2017
Wesley, Dorothy Porter papersJWJ MSS 93Jan 2017Dec 2017
Wilder Family papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015 TBD
Wilder, Thornton papers (addition)Za WilderJan 2015TBD
Williams, Terry Tempest papers (addition) 2016.wa.0204 Dec 2016Dec 2017
Wodening, Jane and Stan Brakhage scrapbooks, 1958-1967YCAL MSS 229Jul 2017Sep 2018



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