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.
June 12, 2018
Trash! : the complete New York Dolls / Kris Needs & Dick Porter.
This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in 'Life' magazine in June 1961 as 'Poverty: Freedom's Fearful Foe', this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flávio, an industrious twelve-year-old suffering from crippling asthma, Parks' story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations from 'Life' readers to help the family and the favela. In Brazil the story sparked controversy; one news magazine, 'O Cruzeiro', retaliated against 'Life', sending photographer Henri Ballot to document poverty in New York City. Undeterred, 'Life' embarked on a multi-year "rescue" effort that involved moving Flávio to a Denver hospital, relocating the family to a new home and administering funds to support the favela. The story, as well as Parks' relationship to Flávio, continued to develop over many years. The details of this extraordinary history provide a fascinating example of US exceptionalism during the early 1960s and a revealing look inside the power and cultural force of the "Great American Magazine". Exhibition: Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paolo, Brazil (02.12.2017-28.01.2018) / Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (06.02.-29.04.2018) / Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada (September 2018) / The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA (09.07.-10.11.2019).
Pleasantville, New York : The Gordon Parks Foundation, 2018.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating) Technical Services in process: JWJ Zan P2358 +N2018P
Twenty-five years of Tuskegee : the building up of the Negro, as shown by the growth and work of this school managed wholly by Negroes--the record of its graduates / by Booker T. Washington.
Printed invoice, completed in manuscript in an unidentified hand and signed by E. B. Woolley and Amador County justice of the peace John Doble. Invoice describes Woolley & Patterson transporting an African-American man named “Kenady” (likely Kennedy) from Volcano, California to a hospital in Jackson, California. Manuscript notations by Thomas M. Pawling, county clerk, indicate that Amador County paid Woolley & Patterson $8.
Volcano, California, 1860 November 15.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating) Technical Services in process: WA MSS S-3381 W8853
I, a me-ist, or, The portable Board / Mykel Board.