Information about our holdings

Closed Collections Schedule

The Beinecke offers the following lists of closures, which are subject to change and updated regularly: material closed for digitization (arranged by call number); material closed for preservation (arranged by call number); material closed for loan (arranged by call number); printed materials closed for processing (arranged by call number); and manuscript material closed for processing (alphabetical). All of these activities may result in extended closures.

The Beinecke is an active research library, and in addition to materials on this list, individual items may be already in use and therefore unavailable at the time they are requested for research. These uses may include classes, loans, exhibits, conservation, and use by other researchers in the reading room. The Beinecke is also a large library, with staff working with collections in multiple locations. Therefore, additional time may be required to provide access to some items.

Material Closed for Digitization

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Takamiya Collection of Medieval ManuscriptsTakamiya MS9, 20, 25, 33, 44, 53, 69-70, 80, 92-94, 100, 114Jan 2017TBD

Material Closed for Preservation

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Este TarotsITA103 October 2018April 2019
Visconti TarotsITA109 October 2018April 2019
Susan Howe PapersYCAL MSS 338 Boxes 22-30November 2018April 2019
True Latter-Day Saints' herald. Zc67 R2 +Sa32-JanApril 2018TBD

Material Closed for Loan

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Speculum HistorialeBeinecke MS 350Jan 2018Oct 2018
Vinland Map and Hystoria TartarorumBeinecke MS 350AJan 2018Oct 2018
Amico Lettore / Oltre al molti Globi delineati dal P. Cosmografo CoronelliGlobe 21Jan 2018Jan 2019
Emblematic alchemy, with the Visio mystica of Arnold of VillanovaMellon MS 41Jan 2018Jan 2019

Printed Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberBox or VolClosed FromClosed Through
Maps in Coverscall numbers begin Covers or Double CoversOct 2017Jan 2018
Riewert Tode Collection of German Student Movements and Counter-Culturecall numbers begin Todelocation includes Technical Services in process
Jerzy Kosinski Collectioncall numbers begin Kosinskilocation includes Technical Services in processJuly 2018

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

CollectionCall NumberClosed FromClosed Through
Baskin, Leonard papersMultiple call numbersMar 2015June 2019
Bismuth-Lemaître papersGEN MSS 754August 2018Jan 2020
de Jong, Jacqueline papersGEN MSS 832June 2018Feb 2019
Feelings, Tom papers (addition)2013.jwj.15Sep 2013Mar 2019
Franklin, Benjamin collectionMS Vault FranklinJan 2015Mar 2019
Guest, Barbara papersUncat Za MS 271
Uncat MSS 402
Uncat MSS 947
Jan 2015 TBD
Jackson collection of LaFayetteMS Vault LaFayetteJan 2015Jan 2019
Koestenbaum, Wayne papers2018.genm.0039Feb 2018June 2019
Living Theatre RecordsMultiple Call NumbersJan 2018TBD
Meserve Kunhardt Collection2016.genam.0021Sep 2015TBD
Mitzel, John papers2013.genm.80
Sep 2013June 2019
Morath (Inge) Photographs and Papers (addition)2018.genam.0040Apr 2018June 2019
Myles, Eileen papers2018.ycal.0051Feb 2018June 2019
O’Leary, Jean papers2017.genm.0058May 2017Dec 2019
Rochambeau and West Indies CollectionUncat MS Vault 223Jan 2018TBD
Shively, Charley papers2013.genm.67Jul 2013Mar 2019
Steinberg, Saul papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015Feb 2019
Stiles, Ezra and Stiles Family papers (access to microfilm edition may be requested; for more information, contact Access Services)MS Vault Stiles
Uncat.MS Vault.109
Uncat.MS Vault.321
Jan 2015TBD
Strub, Sean papers2017.genm.0057May 2017Dec 2019
Van Vechten, Carl papers, PhotographsYCAL MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015April 2019
Van Vechten, Carl Papers Relating to African American Arts and Letters, PhotographsJWJ MSS 1050
Za Van Vechten
Multiple call numbers
Jan 2015Feb 2019
Walke, Henry artwork2018.wa.0196Feb 2018June 2019
Wilder Family papersMultiple call numbersJan 2015 TBD
Wilder, Thornton papers (addition)Za WilderJan 2015TBD



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