Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library


    August 1, 2017

    Part scientific endeavor, part leisurely pastime, the activity we call “bird watching” includes the careful work of devoted scholars and that of curious...
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    New Research: Gosálvez on J. M. Barrie

    July 12, 2017

    New Scholarship by Patricia Gosálvez: “Lady Cynthia Asquith. La aristócrata y el viejo Peter Pan ” in El Pais Semanal “WHEN JM BARRIE, author of Peter Pan, was...
  • Interview with Trevor Winkfield

    July 7, 2017

  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    Revenants: Memories of Books

    May 30, 2017

    New work by Beinecke Library photographer Meredith Miller is now on view in the exhibition “Evidence: Art & Fact” The Gallery Upstairs at the Institute...
  • 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...