General Modern Collection

Tea with André Leon Talley, Editor-at-Large, Vogue magazine at Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:00 p.m.Co-Sponsored by Ezra Stiles College.
March 22, 2010
 At least that's what Jean Dubuffet wanted us to know with his exhibition in 1947.
March 8, 2010
A House of Dust, a poetry project created by Alison Knowles and James Tenney in 1967, an early example of a computer generated poem, creating stanzas by working through iterations of lines with changing words from a finite vocabulary list.
February 15, 2010
Images from a pair of photo albums documenting a group of prazos in Eastern Africa in 1917-1918. According to Wikipedia, a prazo was "a large estate leased to Portuguese colonial settlers and traders in Africa to exploit the continent's resources. Prazos operated like a semi-feudal system and were most commonly found in the Zambezi River Valley." The two volumes contain over 100 photos of workers, houses, livestock, and commercial cultivation and preparation of coprah (coconut meat) and beans, primarily in Mozambique.
January 25, 2010
Four issues of a deluxe poetry, art, and music magazine, Matière, published in Zurich, 1952-53.
January 21, 2010
Pages from a unique book of 121 mounted seaweed specimens from the Sea of Japan [collected, possibly by Lauriston B. Hardin, on the Perry Japan Expedition, 1853-55].
January 12, 2010


Subscribe to


Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
Campus Map

Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information

email: Ask a Librarian




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