Over 6000 individual items make up the Yale Papyrus Collection. From Aramaic to Syriac; From Pharaonic to Modern; From Akanthon Polis to Theadelphia, the collection includes wills, diplomas, letters, land records, school exercises, and spells, such as the Egyptian/Coptic love charm pictured below. To learn more about the collection, go to: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/papyrus.html
September 27, 2010
The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons.
October 22, 2009