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By Hand: Celebrating the Manuscript Collections
Friday, January 18, 2013 to Monday, April 29, 2013

About this Exhibition

This essay is an abridgement of the exhibition brochure printed to accompany By Hand: Celebrating the Manuscript Collections of Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, on view January 18 through April 29, 2013. This exhibition contributes to the celebration of the Beinecke Library's fiftieth anniversary in 2013.

Curated by Kathryn James, Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library

Edited by Christa Sammons, Curator Emerita, Yale Collection of German Literature, Beinecke Library

Printed brochure designed by Rebecca Martz in the Office of the Yale University Printer



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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

Temporary Reading Room Hours 
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule