Beinecke Top Tens

Beinecke Top Tens gather (approximately) ten related items to give an at-a-glance look at some of the Library’s interesting, important, strange, compelling, beautiful holdings.
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Poetry outside of Books

    April 5, 2014

    Examples of publications combining poetry and unusual literary formats: Anna Banana, Mail Art Stamps, 1989-2005. YCAL MSS 254 (postage ptamps) Amiri Baraka, “...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Daily Themes

    December 1, 2013

    Daily Themes (now English 450), is a Yale Classic. Its disciples write a 250-500 word “theme” five days a week for every week of the semester—a practice that...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Travel Journals

    November 7, 2013

    The Beinecke is home to extensive holdings concerning travel – travel logs, journals, and narratives; maps; novels; and more. Here are approximately ten...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: American Railways

    November 5, 2013

    The Beinecke is home to extensive holdings documenting American railroads and their construction. Here are just ten of the many fascinating books,...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Literary Friendships

    October 14, 2013

    Fascinating inscribed books, open letters, manuscripts, and correspondences related to great literary friendships. Open letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: African American Pulp

    October 14, 2013

    African American Pulp Prostitution, U. S. A. / by Mike Bruno and David B. Weiss. HQ144 .B78 1965 Pimp : the story of my life / by Iceberg Slim. JWJ Zan B3882...