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Reading English: An Exhibition Celebrating the James Marshall & Marie-Louise Osborn Collection

Friday, September 5, 2014 to Monday, December 15, 2014

This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection of English Literary and Historical Manuscripts, held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Renowned for its holdings in in English manuscripts, archives, and annotated books, the Osborn Collection has had a formative influence on early mordern British scholarship. This was the intention of the collection's founder, James Marshall Osborn, who studied English Literature at the University of Oxford before settling at Yale. The exhibition introduces the collector alongside the collection: scholar and collector of early modern British manuscripts; colleague and friend of literary critics Cleanth Brooks, William Wimsatt, Robert Penn Warren, Maynard Mack, and Wilmarth Lewis; and active particpant in Yale University's emergence as the leading center for literary criticism in 20th-century America.


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Exhibition Gallery
Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm

Reading Room Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am to 6:45 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule