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.

  • Thomas Thistlewood papers

    Diaries and other material documenting the life and work of the Jamaican planter and slaveowner Thomas Thistlewood.

  • Tibet Mirror

    A digital archive of the Tibetan-language newspaper, published from 1925 to 1963.

  • Vine Deloria Papers

    The Vine Deloria papers consist of writings, correspondence, subject files, legal files, teaching files, organizational records, awards and tributes,...
  • Viola Baxter Jordan

    Letters to Viola Baxter Jordan from Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Bryher, 1905-1951.

  • Visconti Tarot

    Hand-painted, gold and silver tarot cards, ca. 1428-1447.

  • Voynich Manuscript

    A mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century.

  • Walt Whitman Collection

    Selected manuscripts, correspondence, and artifacts documenting the life of the American poet, Walt Whitman.

  • William Carlos Williams Papers

    Correspondence, writings, photographs, medical records, artwork, and ephemera documenting the life and work of poet, dramatist, and physician, William Carlos...