Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Gertrude Stein's Library

    February 14, 2017

    Writers’ libraries and personal book collections have sometimes arrived at Beinecke Library—in whole or in part—along with literary archives. And like literary...
  • Exhibition Opening Celebration

    September 22, 2016

  • Retreat

    September 18, 2016

  • Icons of American Literature

    September 15, 2016

  • "What Was And What Is"

    May 28, 2015

    In honor of the Beinecke Library’s new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room—and about the work that was and will be done in...
  • New Scholarship: The Gay Cookbook

    March 3, 2015

    Stephen Vider’s essay “’Oh Hell, May, Why Don’t You People Have a Cookbook?’: Camp Humor and Gay Domesticity,” appeared in American Quarterly , Volume 65...
  • New Scholarship: Tim Young on Laura Bailey

    February 12, 2015

    Beinecke Library’s curator of Modern Books and Manuscript interviews groundbreaking collector of transgender books, images, and archives, Laura Bailey,...