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.

  • Edmund Wilson Papers

    Family photographs, artifacts, and documents from the archive of the American literary critic and author.

  • Ella Barksdale Brown Papers

    The Ella Barksdale Brown Papers document her life as an educator, anti-lynching activist, suffragist and journalist, and span the dates 1885 to 1952, although...
  • English Paleography

    Examples for the study of English handwriting from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

  • Eugene O'Neill

    Photographs, papers, and correspondence pertaining to the life of the American dramatist, Eugene O’Neill.

  • Eve Arnold Papers, 1950-2005

    The Eve Arnold Papers contains her photographs, negatives, slides, contact sheets, transparencies, diaries, film production files, writings by and about Arnold...
  • Ezra Pound Papers

    Letters, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the literary career and political interests of Ezra Pound.