Information about our holdings

Collection Highlights

New and notable highlights from our digital collections.

Living Portraits: Carl Van Vechten's Color Photographs of African Americans, 1939-1964 Photographs of artists, entertainers, activists, educators, and public intellectuals taken by Carl Van Vechten.
Love in Wartime Maxine and Victor Kumin's Letters from 1945-1946
Mabel Dodge Luhan Papers Letters, manuscripts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Mabel Dodge Luhan.
Mammoth Plate Photographs of the North American West Mammoth plate photographs, chiefly created by Carleton E. Watkins and William Henry Jackson, ca. 1874-1898.
The Medieval Book Images from The Medieval Book, the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Beinecke Library in 1988.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library Examples from the Library's Medieval and Renaissance collections documenting the history of human thought from the Byzantine era through 1600.
Folios 37v-38r
Medieval Scribal Pattern Book A model book for scribes by Gregorius Bock, ca. 1510-1517.
Mellon Chansonnier One of the world's most celebrated collections of medieval songs.
Mexican Revolution, ca. 1910-1917 Postcards of locations and events related to US military involvement in the Mexican Revolution.
Monkeys' Moon, 1929
Monkeys' Moon & Pool Films Monkeys' Moon, made in 1929 by Kenneth Macpherson, Bryher, and the poet H. D. was thought to be lost. Eighty years later, this six minute film has fully restored.
The Most Peculiar History of the Chewing Gum Man A handmade book by the American artist and humorist, Gelett Burgess.
New political alphabet, or, A little book for great boys A political alphabet rhyme for children published in 1813.



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