Information about our holdings

Closed Collections Schedule

The Beinecke offers the following lists of closures, which are subject to change and updated regularly: a list of printed materials closed for processing arranged by call number range; an alphabetical list of material closed for digitization; an alphabetical list of manuscript material closed for processing, resulting in extended closures.

The Beinecke is an active research library, and in addition to materials on this list, individual items may be already in use and therefore unavailable at the time they are requested for research. These uses may include classes, loans, exhibits, conservation, and use by other researchers in the reading room. The Beinecke is also a large library, with staff working with collections in multiple locations. Therefore, additional time may be required to provide access to some items.

Material Closed for Digitization

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Photographs of Prominent African AmericanJWJ MSS 761-20Aug 2017Dec 2017
Takamiya Collection of Medieval ManuscriptsTakamiya MS 1-138Jan 2017Dec 2017

Material Closed for Loan

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Vinland Map and Hystoria TartarorumBeinecke MS 350AJan 2018Oct 2018
Speculum HistorialeBeinecke MS 350Jan 2018Oct 2018

Printed Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Maps in Coverscall numbers begin Covers or Double CoversOct 2017Jan 2018

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Through
Baskin, Leonard papersMultiple call numbersMar 2015June 2018
Feelings, Tom papers (addition)2013.jwj.15Sep 2013June 2018
Franklin, Benjamin collectionMS Vault FranklinJan 2015May 2018
Guest, Barbara papersUncat Za MS 271
Uncat MSS 402
Uncat MSS 947
Jan 2015 TBD
Jackson collection of LaFayetteMS Vault LaFayetteJan 2015Apr 2018
Koestenbaum, Wayne papers2018.genm.0039Feb 2018June 2019
Living Theatre RecordsMultiple Call NumbersJan 2018TBD
Meserve Kunhardt Collection2016.genam.0021Sep 2015TBD
Mitzel, John papers2013.genm.80
Sep 2013June 2018
Myles, Eileen papers2018.ycal.0051Feb 2018June 2019
O’Leary, Jean papers2017.genm.0058May 2017Dec 2018
Rochambeau and West Indies CollectionUncat MS Vault 223Jan 2018TBD
Shively, Charley papers2013.genm.67Jul 2013June 2018
Steinberg, Saul papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015June 2018
Stiles, Ezra and Stiles Family papers (access to microfilm edition may be requested; for more information, contact Access Services)MS Vault Stiles
Uncat.MS Vault.109
Uncat.MS Vault.321
Jan 2015TBD
Strub, Sean papers2017.genm.0057May 2017Dec 2018
Van Vechten, Carl papers, PhotographsYCAL MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Dec 2018
Van Vechten, Carl Papers Relating to African American Arts and Letters, PhotographsJWJ MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Dec 2018
Walke, Henry artwork2018.wa.0196Feb 2018June 2019
Wesley, Dorothy Porter papersJWJ MSS 93Jan 2017Sep 2018
Wilder Family papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015 TBD
Wilder, Thornton papers (addition)Za WilderJan 2015TBD
Williams, Terry Tempest papers (addition) 2016.wa.0204 Dec 2016Mar 2018
Wodening, Jane and Stan Brakhage scrapbooks, 1958-1967YCAL MSS 229Jul 2017Sep 2018
Wolman, Gil J. papersGEN MSS 969Oct 2017TBD



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