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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 manuscript material to be closed for processing, resulting in closures of up to two years.

Manuscript Material to be Moved

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Until
Arabic Manuscript CollectionArabic MSSJul 2014Jan 2015
Baldwin, James early manuscripts and papersJWJ MSS 21Nov 2014Dec 2014
Carson, Rachel papersYCAL MSS 46Nov 2014Dec 2014
Cooper, James Fenimore collectionYCAL MSS 415Sep 2014Oct 2014
Dreier, Katherine S. papers / Societe Anonyme archiveYCAL MSS 101Sep 2014Oct 2014
Du Bois, W. E. B. collectionJWJ MSS 8Nov 2014Dec 2014
General Collection Manuscript VolumesGEN MSS VOLNov 2014Jan 2015
Hapgood Family papersYCAL MSS 41Nov 2014Dec 2014
Hartford Seminary collection (portions)Hartford SeminaryJul 2014Jan 2015
Hartley, Marsden collectionYCAL MSS 578Nov 2014Dec 2014
Himes, Chester papersJWJ MSS 42Nov 2014Dec 2014
Hurston, Zora Neale collectionJWJ MSS 9Nov 2014Dec 2014
Koch, Frederick R. collectionGEN MSS 601Nov 2014Dec 2014
Landberg Arabic manuscriptsLandberg MSSJul 2014Jan 2015
Lewis, Sinclair papersYCAL MSS 268Nov 2014Dec 2014
Loy, Mina papersYCAL MSS 6Nov 2014Dec 2014
Luhan, Mabel Dodge papers (portions)YCAL MSS 196Jul 2014Oct 2014
McKay, ClaudeJWJ MSS 27Nov 2014Dec 2014
Miller, Henry papersYCAL MSS 472Nov 2014Dec 2014
Pound, Ezra papersYCAL MSS 43Nov 2014Dec 2014
Ruskin, John collectionMultiple call numbersJul 2014Sep 2014
Salisbury Arabic manuscriptsSalisbury MSSJul 2014Jan 2015
Spinelli archiveGEN MSS 109Sep 2014Oct 2014
Stein, Gertrude, and Alice B. Toklas papers and collectionYCAL MSS 76
Nov 2014Dec 2014
Stein, Leo collectionYCAL MSS 78Nov 2014Dec 2014
Stettheimer, Florine and Ettie papersYCAL MSS 20Nov 2014Dec 2014
Stevenson, Robert Louis, Edwin J. Beinecke collection ofGEN MSS 664Sep 2014Oct 2014
Steward, Samuel PapersGEN MSS 987Sep 2014Oct 2014
Toomer, Jean papersJWJ MSS 1Nov 2014Dec 2014
Wharton, Edith, Anna Catherine Bahlmann papers relating toYCAL MSS 361Nov 2014Dec 2014
White, Walter and Poppy Cannon papersJWJ MSS 38Nov 2014Dec 2014
Williams, William Carlos papersYCAL MSS 116Sep 2014Oct 2014
Yale Collection of American Literature letter collectionYCAL MSS 446Nov 2014Dec 2014
Yale Papyrus collectionP.CtYBRTBDTBD

Printed Material to be Moved

Call number rangeClosed FromClosed Until
American TractsJul 2014Jan 2015
British TractsJul 2014Jan 2015
College PamphletsJul 2014Jan 2015
EisenmanJul 2014Jan 2015
ErnstJul 2014Jan 2015
European TractsJul 2014Jan 2015
FranklinJul 2014Jan 2015
Osborn pd, peNov 2014Jan 2015
PollockJul 2014Jan 2015
PurdyJul 2014Jan 2015
TanselleJul 2014Jan 2015
WIPAJul 2014Jan 2015

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Until
Adams Express Company correspondence2014.wa.49May 2014Jan 2015
Andrew Smith Gallery records2014.wa.6Feb 2014Mar 2015
AnonUncat.MSS.1133Jul 2014TBD
Arredondo, Joaquin de, CollectionUncat WA MS ArredondoJul 2014TBD
Aseman, Bernard Nevada mining investment records2014.wa.60May 2014Jan 2015
Austin, Stephen CollectionUncat WA MS 92Jul 2014TBD
Barrie, J. M. collectionMultiple call numbersJan 2015Jan 2016
before the bombardmentMS Vault Shelves Sitwell, OsbertJul 2014TBD
Benet Family papersUncat Za Ms Benet
Za Ms Benet, William Rose
Uncat Za Ms 158
Uncat Za Ms 261
Uncat Za Ms 294
Jan 2015Jul 2016
Benet, Stephen Vincent papersZa Ms Benet, Stephen VincentJan 2015Jul 2016
Benet, William Rose papersZa Ms Benet, William RoseJan 2015Jul 2016
Bernstein, Charles papers2013.ycal.68
Sep 2013Dec 2014
Berry, Duchesse de CollectionUncat MS Vault 154Jul 2014TBD
Brace, Jacob CollectionMS Vault 10:2Jul 2014TBD
Byrd, Don papers2014.ycal.39June 2014Oct 2014
Campbell, Metson & Brown records2014.wa.53May 2014Jan 2015
Camus, Albert CollectionUncat MSS 446Jul 2014TBD
Cave Canem records2013.ycal.66Sep 2013Dec 2014
Cohen, Lucy Kramer papers (addition)2014.wa.78June 2014Dec 2014
Copper Mountain Mine in Vavapai County, Arizona report2014.wa.52May 2014Jan 2015
Crystal Coal Company report2014.wa.51May 2014Jan 2015
D. Mackenzie and Co., Inc. and O. P. Fife Company records2014.wa.55May 2014Jan 2015
Dorn, Fred R. architectural blueprints2014.wa.1Jun 2014Feb 2015
Eady, Cornelius papers2013.ycal.55Aug 2013Dec 2014
Fairbanks Mining and Milling Company ledger book2014.wa.26May 2013Jan 2015
Feelings, Tom papers (addition)2013.jwj.15Sep 2013Dec 2014
Fields, Danny papers.2013.genm.141Jan 2014Jan 2015
Ford, Charles Henri papersUncat MSS 700
Uncat MSS 1020
Feb 2014Dec 2014
Franklin, Benjamin collectionMS Vault FranklinJan 2015Jan 2016
General Print collectionUncat MS Vault PrintsJune 2011Oct 2014
Goodman, Lee papersUncat MSS 1118Sep 2013TBD
Graham County, Arizona roll of electors2014.wa.39May 2014Jan 2015
Guajardo, Luis Alberto papersWA MSS S-668Sep 2014Dec 2014
Guest, Barbara papersUncat Za MS 271
Uncat MSS 402
Uncat MSS 947
Jan 2015Jan 2016
Hall, Ron CollectionUncat.MS Vault.744Jul 2014Oct 2014
Hilles, Frederick W. manuscript collection and papersMS Vault HillesJan 2015Jan 2016
Hoban, Lillian papers2013.genm.79Sep 2013Nov 2014
Hodges, Frederick S. papers2013.wa.138May 2013Jan 2015
Hodges, John C. papersUncat MSS 731May 2013Sep 2014
Indiuta Mining and Power Company certificate2014.wa.50May 2014Jan 2015
Island Improvement Company records2014.wa.58May 2014Jan 2015
Jackson collection of LaFayetteMS Vault LaFayetteJan 2015Jan 2016
Jenson, John L. storyboards2014.wa.25May 2013Jan 2015
Johnson, Grace Nail letter to Marshall Best2011.jwj.1May 2014Sep 2014
Jolas (Addition)Uncat MSS 650
Uncat MSS 815
Jul 2014TBD
Joyce, James CollectionMS Vault JoyceJul 2014TBD
Linton, William J. papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015Jan 2016
Lytton CollectionMS Vault Shelves Lytton
MS Vault Lytton
MS Vault Lytton 1
MS Vault Lytton 2
Jul 2014TBD
MacKenzie, Norman CollectionMS Vault MacKenzie
Uncat MS Vault 409
Uncat MS Vault 412
Jul 2014TBD
Mitzel, John papers2013.genm.80
Sep 2013Dec 2014
Morath, Inge papers2014.genam.5May 2014Dec 2014
Morrell, Arthur W CollectionUncat MSS 1090Jul 2014Oct 2014
Morse, Charles A. CollectionUncat.MSS.1121Jul 2014Oct 2014
New Haven East/West Association recordsMS Vault New Haven East
MS.Vault.New Haven West
O'Flaherty, Liam CollectionUncat MS Vault O'Flaherty
Uncat MS Vault 99
Uncat MS Vault 331
Jul 2014TBD
Osborn, Robert papersMultiple call numbersSep 2014Jan 2015
Oxford University CollectionMS Vault OxfordJul 2014TBD
Parker, E., Dr. papers2011.jwj.42592May 2014Oct 2014
Pearson, Norman Holmes papersMultiple call numbersJune 2014Dec 2014
Pickens, William papersUncat MSS 392May 2014Oct 2014
Pratt, Richard H. papersUncat WA MS 220
Uncat WA MS Pratt
May 2014Nov 2014
Read, Edward Parker papers2014.jwj.4
May 2013Nov 2014
Redgrove, Peter CollectionUncat MS 923Jul 2014TBD
Reid CollectionMS Vault Shelves ReidJul 2014TBD
Rictus, Jehan CollectionUncat MS 282Jul 2014TBD
Rochambeau and West Indies CollectionUncat MS Vault 223Jan 2015TBD
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de. Photographic ArchiveUncat MSS 495
Uncat MSS 1280
Sep 2014Mar 2015
Secombe, Thomas CollectionUncat MS Vault 491Jul 2014TBD
Seitz, Robert CollectionMS Vault Shelves SeitzJul 2014TBD
Sheffield, Lord John Baker Holroyd CollectionMS Vault 10:3Jul 2014TBD
Sheldon, Charles CollectionMS Vault 9:1Jul 2014TBD
Shively, Charley papers2013.genm.67Jul 2013Mar 2015
Simpson, M.C.M. CollectionUncat MS Vault 583Jul 2014TBD
Slough, John P.Uncat WA MS SloughJul 2014Oct 2014
Smith, Frank L. and Max Spiegal theater collection2012.jwj.16May 2013TBD
Snow, W. M. Western mining engineer collection2014.wa.57May 2014Dec 2014
Sprague, Chrighton Clarke CollectionMS Vault 11:2Jul 2014TBD
Spinelli archiveGEN MSS 109Sep 2014Oct 2014
Stanton, ThaddeusUncat.MSS.1076
Jul 2014Oct 2014
Steinberg, Saul papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015TBD
Stiles, Ezra and Stiles Family papersMS Vault Stiles
Uncat.MS Vault.109
Uncat.MS Vault.321
Jan 2015TBD
Taweko family papers2014.wa.41May 2014Jan 2015
Texas, A Collection of Mexican Letters and DocumentsUncat WA MS TexasJul 2014Oct 2014
Thornly, Gilbert CollectionUncat MS Vault 116Jul 2014TBD
Tonopah North Star Tunnel and Development Company records2014.wa.59May 2014Jan 2015
Tsugawa, Albert papers2014.wa.42May 2014Jan 2015
U.S. Army Western Defense CommandUncat MSS 161May 2014TBD
U.S. Council of National Defense CollectionMS Vault 11:2Jul 2014TBD
Van Vechten, Carl letter to Mrs. Whiteson2011.jwj.2May 2014Sep 2014
Van Vechten, Carl papersZa Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Jul 2016
Vaughan, Ralph M.Uncat.MSS.1051Jul 2014Oct 2014
Vigny, Alfred CollectionUncat MS Vault 573Jul 2014TBD
Wallace, Edward S.Uncat WA MS WallaceJul 2014Dec 2014
Warren, Robert Penn (Addition)ZA MS 425
Uncat ZA File 341
May 2014Dec 2014
Webb, AlbertUncat MSS 681Jul 2014Oct 2014
Weston, Bartlett Hardy.Uncat.MSS.1067Jul 2014Oct 2014
Western mining collection2014.wa.62May 2014Dec 2014
Western mining promotional material collection2014.wa.61May 2014Dec 2014
Western Reserve Stock Company records2014.wa.19May 2013Jan 2015
White, Walter printed material1943.jwj.0101-bcMay 2013Sep 2014
Wilder Family papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015Jul 2016
Wilder, Thornton papers (addition)Za WilderJan 2015Jul 2016
Wilshire Bishop Mine Company records2014.wa.48May 2014Jan 2015
Wilson, Stilman L CollectionUncat.MSS.1127Jul 2014Oct 2014
World Performance Project records2013.ycal.57Aug 2013TBD
Wright, Ellen and Walter Goldwater correspondence2011.ycal.58May 2013Sep 2014
Yale Poetry Review collectionUncat Za MS Yale Poetry ReviewOct 2013TBD
Yeats, Sidney Kilner CollectionUncat MSS 251Jul 2014TBD
Zerbe, Jerome photographs and papers2013.genm.134Nov 2013Dec 2014



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