The Library's catalog, Orbis, provides access to collections material across the Yale University Library. Below is a list of recently cataloged Beinecke Library acquisitions that are now available in the catalog.
One volume containing 209 drawings and proof prints of illustrations for John Walcott's two-volume work Synopsis of British Birds, which was published in London (Printed by W. Justins for the Author and sold by Mess. White and Son, [etc.]) in 1789, with illustrations engraved by Peter Mazell. The drawings were executed in black ink and wash, and the proof prints were enhanced with same. In most cases the images were contour cut and fixed to pages in a bound volume; several of the illustrations have birds set in backgrounds that are variants of those published in the printed edition. The volume is titled on the spine "British Birds Drawings by J. W.," and bears Walcott's engraved bookplate inside the front cover.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): GEN MSS VOL 634
Collection regarding American race riots in 1919, 1919-1922. ...
Correspondence, printed material, and reports documenting the response among African American activists to the race riots of the summer of 1919, including efforts to aid victims and defend arrestees in Chicago, Knoxville, and Elaine, Arkansas. Material relating to the Chicago branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is particularly well represented. Prominent correspondents include James Weldon Johnson, John Shillady, Walter White, and the Citizens Defense Fund Commission, headed by attorney Scipio A. Jones. The collection also includes press releases and reports from of the National Conference on Lynching and the Provident Hospital, documentation of the criminal proceedings against riot participants, and clippings reporting events surrouding the riots.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Manuscript Unit
Value and use of cathedrals in England to-day / T.S. Eliot. ...
Collection includes correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to American dramatist William Howard Schubart. Writings (boxes 1-2) include poems and short prose pieces, some of which were drafted while Schubart was a student at Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, and drafts and printed materials relating to plays staged at the Greenwich Academy Theater and Yale Dramat from 1938 through 1941. Other papers include clippings, course material, photographs, printed ephemera, and papers relating to Schubart's naval service during World War II, including his death in the Battle of Ormoc Bay. Correspondence (box 1) features a large file of letters from Schubart to his parents and family documenting his experience on board the USS McDougal and USS Cooper.