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The site was developed and designed by Message Agency in partnership with Tabula Creative and supported by the Beinecke Website Redesign Working Group:

  • Lisa Conathan: Archivist, Technical Services
  • Kristy Dixon: Head, Digital Projects & Metadata
  • Moira Fitzgerald: Assistant Head, Public Services
  • Elizabeth Frengel: Research Services Librarian
  • Raymond Frohlich: Head, Technology & Digital Assets (chair)
  • Kathryn James: Curator, Early Modern & Osborn Collection
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  • Meredith Miller: Senior Photographer, Techology & Digital Assets
  • Stacy Smith: Senior Administrative Assistant, Finance & Administration
  • Molly Wheeler: Archivist, Technical Services


Thanks to Tobin Nellhaus, Librarian for Performing Arts, Media & Philosophy, for his help with transitioning collections highlights and exhibition content.

Special thanks to the Office of the University Printer for their work on the Beinecke 50th Anniversary visual design and support throughout the project.

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