Mondays at Beinecke
Mondays at 4:00 pm during the semester, you are cordially invited to tea with the Beinecke Library visiting research fellows. Each week will include an object talk on an item in one of the three exhibitions currently on view: Treasures from Japan in the Yale University Library; Fun on the Titanic: Underground Art and the East German State; Casting Shadows: Integration on the American Stage.
Please join us for fascinating encounters with the Beinecke's collections!
Alison Clemens, Beinecke Archivist, The Yale 1742 Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NO TEA
Daphne Brooks, Professor of African American Studes and Theater Studies, Casting Shadows
Spring Break, no gallery talk
Spring Break, no gallery talk
Ray Clemens, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Yale Collection of Incunabula
Kevin Repp, Curator of Modern European Books and Manuscripts, Fun on the Titanic
E.C. Schroeder, Director of the Beinecke Library, Behind the scenes of the Beinecke's renovation
Barbara Shailor, Senior Research Scholar in the Classics Department, John Gower
Tea with the library's visiting research fellows
Katherine Hindley, medieval prayer roll in the Takamiya collection
Kathryn James, Beinecke Curator of Early Modern and Osborn Collections, Thomas Thistlewood papers
Marie-France Lemay, Paper Conservator at the Yale Library, pigments and dyes, “Reading English”
January 27 Bruce Gordon, Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Yale Divinity School
Newly acquired Tyndale Bibles
February 3 Nancy Kuhl, Curator for Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library
"Blue: Color and Concept," an exhibition on view through April 19, 2014
February 10 Timothy Young, Curator for Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
"Stephen Tennant: Work in Progress," an exhibition on view through May 28, 2014
February 17 No talk scheduled
February 24 Jae Rossman, Assistant Director, Special Collections, Haas Family Arts Library
"Blue: Color and Concept"
March 3 Melissa Barton, Curator for Prose and Drama, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library
"St. Louis Woman," from "Blue: Color and Concept"
March 10 Lindsay King, Personal Librarian, Haas Family Arts Library
"Stephen Tennant: Work in Progress"
March 17 Timothy Young, Curator for Modern Books and Manscripts, Beinecke Library
Children's Books and Blue / Seguy's Insects & Butterflies, "Blue: Color and Concept"
March 24 Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University
"Inivitation to a Tale," from "Under the Covers: A Visual History of Decorated Endpapers," an exhibition on view through May 28
March 31 Elana Herzog, Lecturer, Yale University School of Art
Manuscript Waste as Endpapers, "Under the Covers: A Visual History of Decorated Endpapers"
April 7 Catherine H. Stephens, Senior Conservation Scientist, Center for Conservation and Preservation
Conservation Principles as Applied to Exhibitions
April 14 Linda Peterson, Niel Gray, Jr. Professor of English, Yale University
Winnowings from Wordsworth, "Under the Covers: A Visiual History of Decorated Endpapers"
April 21 Howard Bloch, Sterling Professor of French and Chair of the Humanities Program, Yale University
Medieval French Illuminators, "Under the Covers: A Visiual History of Decorated Endpapers"
April 28 Elizabeth Frengel, Research Librarian, Beinecke Library
E.H. Shepard's Endpaper Map of the "100 Aker Wood" and "The Wild Wood and Surrounding Country"
May 5 Olivia Hillmer, Exhibitions Assistant, Beinecke Library
The Craft of Exhibition Installation
September 16 Kathryn James, Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library
A recently acquired manuscript reader's copy, ca. 1613, of John Donne's Satires
September 23 Heather Dean, Archivist, Beinecke Library
"In the Mind's Eye: Beinecke Architecture Imagined," an exhibition on view through December 31, 2013
September 30 Kevin Repp, Curator for Modern European Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
An introduction to the Beinecke Library graduate and visiting research fellowship program
October 7 George Miles, Curator for Western Americana, Beinecke Library
"The Power of Pictures," an introduction to the new Beinecke exhibition
October 14 Janice Carlisle, Professor of English, Department of English
An original drawing for Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, with his comments and corrections
October 21 Mia Reinoso Genoni, John B. Madden Dean of Berkeley College; Lecturer in History of Art and Special Programs in the Humanities
An early 16th-century copy of Francisco Giorgio di Martini's architectural manuscript, Trattati di archittetura ingegneria e arte militare.
October 28 Kevin Repp, Curator for Modern European Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
November 4 Timothy Young, Curator for Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
Sodoms zonde und straffe [Sodom's Sin and Punishment], from early 18th-c. Amsterdam
November 11 Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Personal photography - the Romanov family album, the poet H.D.'s scrapbook, and J.M. Barrie's The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island
November 18 John Faragher, Howard R. Lamar Professor of History & American Studies and Director of the Howard R. Lamar Center
Western expeditionary art - works by Alfred Jacob Miller and Carl Bodmer
November 25 Ray Clemens, Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
Portolan charts of the Mediterranean from sixteenth-century Portugal
December 2 Nancy Kuhl, Curator for Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library
December 9 Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University Library
The city of God and the city of Man, an illuminated copy of Augustine's De Civitate Dei, Paris, ca. 1415
December 16 Jonathan Holloway, Professor of History and American Studies; Professor and Chair of African American Studies
Posters by Emory Douglas, illustrator for the Black Panther Party
January 27 Kathryn James, Beinecke Library
By Hand, the current exhibition
February 4 Lanny Hammer, Yale Department of English
James Merrill’s Ouija board
February 11 Re-scheduled due to snow
February 18 Anders Winroth, Yale Department of History, and Ray Clemens, Beinecke Library
The Vinland Map and Voynich Manuscript
February 25 No Fellows' Tea
March 4 Jessica Brantley, Yale Department of English
Rothschild canticles and ivory writing tablets
March 11 Tom Bolze, Beinecke Library, and Ellen Ellickson, Beinecke Library
March 18 Kevin Repp, Beinecke Library
The Milles Pensees of Henri Chopin
March 25 Tim Young, Beinecke Library
Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott datebooks
April 1 Richard Deming, Yale Department of English
Thoreau’s manuscript of Walden
April 8 Larry Manley, Yale Department of English
William Henry Ireland album of Shakespeare forgeries
April 15 Susan Howe, 2011 winner of the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry
Sarah Pierpont Edwards’ wedding dress
April 22 Nancy Kuhl, Beinecke Library
Ernest "Hem" Hemingway's postcards
April 29 George Miles, Beinecke Library
Lewis and Clark Map
May 6 Kathryn James, Beinecke Library
May 13 Michael Warner, Chair and Seymour H. Knox Professor, Yale Department of English
Sermon notes by Jonathan Edwards
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.