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Is a dossier letter acceptable as a recommendation for a Beinecke Fellowship?

No. Our application procedures specify that applicants must arrange to have "two confidential letters of recommendation specifically addressing the merits of their project". Dossier letters are non-starters because they rarely, if ever, address the candidate’s reasons for wanting to use the Beinecke collections.

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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

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Hours

The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.

Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule