Collection Highlights

The Beinecke Library contains multitudes. These selections of a few highlights represent some of the breadth and depth of materials from across time, place, genre, and format, and hopefully may inspire you to search for yourself throughout the collections. You can search the selected highlights in the box below, but also make sure to search all of the collections through Orbis, Archives at Yale, and the library’s digital collections.

  • J. M. Barrie Collection

    The J. M. Barrie Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to the life and work of the British author and playwright J. M. Barrie...
  • Jacqueline de Jong Papers

    The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed materials, subject files, photographs and other papers relating to the life and work of Jacqueline...
  • James McCourt and Vincent Virga papers

    The collection consists of writings, journals, correspondence, printed material, photographs, audiovisual material, computer disks, and other papers...
  • James Merrill Papers

    James Ingram Merrill was born in New York City on March 3, 1926, and grew up in Manhattan and Southampton. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1947...
  • Janet Malcolm papers

    The collection consists of research materials, writings, correspondence, vertical files, printed material, audiovisual materials, and electronic media...
  • Japanese Manuscript Collection

    Over 700 Japanese manuscripts assembled by Asakawa Kan'ichi 朝河貫一 (1873-1948), the first Japanese professor of History and Curator of the East Asian...