Taking Possession: Imperial Encounters and Re-encounters with Native Meso-America
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
An exhibition of Yale's resources for the study of 16th-century encounters among Europeans and the indigenous peoples of Meso-America and of the early 19th-century re-emergence among European and North American writers of an interest in understanding the culture and history of Aztec, Olmec, and Mayan communities. The exhibition features the Codex Reese, a mid-16th-century manuscript map of the Valley of Mexico that incorporates Nahuatl and Spanish elements. [ca. 150 items]
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.