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Recent Acquisitions

The Beinecke Library has recently acquired the Willard Dryden Paddock Photographs and Papers collection.
April 10, 2014
Beinecke has acquired several groups of ephemera documenting African American involvement as performers in and producers of film. These posters, press books, and lobby cards date from the 1940s through the 1980s, with an especially large concentration in the 1970s, the heyday of so-called "Blaxploitation" cinema.
March 7, 2014
Beinecke acquires more than 100 titles from the reading list of Soul Passages: A Book Club
February 11, 2014
The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Catherine Roraback Collection of Ericka Huggins Papers (JWJ MSS 96)
March 4, 2013
The Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired the papers of Pulitzer-prize winning author and essayist Marilynne Robinson.
February 24, 2013
An English pocket Bible in Latin arrived this past fall in the Beinecke's collections.  The Bible shows many signs of use, including numerous marginal notes and it contains a separate book to aid the reader, the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, a detail of which is shown here. Given its portability and scholarly use, it was likely owned by a Dominican or Franciscan preacher, but only further research with answer such questions.  This book has been in private hands and not available for academic study until now.  
February 10, 2013
Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was a leading African-American businesswoman in the 1910s, and a pioneer in the beauty industry.
August 2, 2012

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