Recommendation Letters Etc.

Recommenders may send letters directly to the Beinecke Director, or seal and sign the envelope across the back for the student to include in the application packet.

  • Signature and Letterhead: Letters must include a signature for final consideration, and should ideally be written on official letterhead.
  • Scanned letters: A signed letter may be scanned and emailed as a PDF to
  • Fax: Signed letters may be faxed to the Fellowship Program at 203-432-4047.

Please DO NOT have recommenders send multiple letters.


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information

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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