Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • "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,...
  • New Student Research

    December 22, 2014

    “Desire to Capture, Desire to Expose: The Scrapbook of H.D.,” by Caroline Sydney, Y2016 , written for Professor Laura Wexler’s Photography and Memory...
  • New Scholarship: Taming Manhattan

    December 4, 2014

    Streets of Gold? Sure Smelled Like Something Else, ‘Taming Manhattan,’ Catherine McNeur’s Environmental History , from the New York Times TAMING MANHATTAN:...