Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Baby Beinecke

    July 22, 2014

    In honor of the Beinecke Library’s 50th anniversary in 2013, the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop hosted a summer class in which students created...
  • Beinecke or Bust

    July 17, 2014

    Sculptural portraits in the Beinecke collections (an incomplete list): Anna Glenny Dunbar (1888-1990) Francis Hyde Bangs (1892-1964) Bronze YCAL MSS 47 Justin...
  • New Scholarship: The Map Thief

    June 24, 2014

    ‘The Map Thief’ by Michael Blanding, reviewed in The Boston Globe, June 7 2014, by Michael Washburn Extravagant crimes don’t always require extravagant tools...
  • New Collection: Miller Scrapbook

    May 20, 2014

  • New Collection: 1920s Cartoons

    May 14, 2014

  • The Stellameter by Benson May

    May 9, 2014

    The Stellameter by Benson May Project description: Students in Professor Helfand’s art class were given the final project of creating a cyanometer, or a...
  • UNTITLED by Evelyn Davis

    May 7, 2014

    Created in Professor Jessica Helfand’s spring 2014 freshman seminar about the color Blue, Evelyn Davis’s Untitled is a modern-day conception of...
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    WIND by Nate Sievert

    May 5, 2014

    Produced by by Nate Sievert, Y’17, in Professor Jessica Helfand’s spring 2014 freshman seminar about the color Blue, “Wind” is an experimental film that...
  • New Collection: Bell Scrapbook

    May 5, 2014

  • Beinecke Bucket List 2014

    May 1, 2014

    Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections…to see before you graduate. This list incorporates and expands on our 2013 Beinecke Bucket List . Bible,...