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Yale Library's Catalog

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Yale Finding Aid Database

Finding aids for archival and manuscript materials. Help | Search | Advanced

Digital Collections

Thousands of partial and fully digitized items from a wide range of materials from the Beinecke collections. Help | Search | Advanced

Uncataloged Acquisitions

Brief records of material not found in Orbis or the Finding Aid Database. Help | Search

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

Descriptions of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Help | Search

Yale Papyrus Collection

Catalog of the papyri held at Beinecke; includes digital images. Help | Search

Exhibitions at the Beinecke

Current and past exhibitions at the Beinecke. Past exhibitions span from 2006 until the present.
Richard Wright Celebrating Richard Wright Monday, March 9, 2009 to Saturday, May 30, 2009
Alchemical notebook. Johann Grasshoff, d. 1623 Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000 Tuesday, January 20, 2009 to Saturday, April 18, 2009
A World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008 Thursday, December 4, 2008 to Saturday, February 28, 2009
Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book Tuesday, January 22, 2008 to Saturday, March 15, 2008
The Reckoner's Art: Reading and Writing Mathematics in Early Modern England Wednesday, January 16, 2008 to Saturday, February 16, 2008
Daniel Read and the Flowering of Sacred Music in New Haven Monday, November 5, 2007 to Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Creating Germany’s National Myth: The Nibelungenlied and its Homerian Context Wednesday, November 7, 2007 to Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Celebrating Italian Festivals Monday, September 24, 2007 to Monday, January 7, 2008
Documenting Slavery Thursday, August 30, 2007 to Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Very Picture of Transgression: Visions of Pirates since 1650 Thursday, September 6, 2007 to Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind Friday, June 1, 2007 to Saturday, September 15, 2007
Connecticut and parts adjacent The Road to Yorktown Monday, June 18, 2007 to Friday, August 31, 2007



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