Closed Collections Schedule

The following manuscript collections are closed for processing. This list includes collections that were previously available for research and acquisitions which were publicized prior to completion of the work to make them accessible. It does not include all collections currently in process. For some of the collections listed below, portions may be made available as they are completed, with those portions accessible via Archives at Yale. For most collections, the collection will be made available at the completion of work on the entirety of the material.

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, digitization, 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.  For more information please email

Manuscript Material Closed for Processing

Collection Call Number
Bismuth-Lemaître papers GEN MSS 754
Franklin, Benjamin collection MS Vault Franklin
Goldblatt (David) photographs and papers GEN MSS 1594
Jackson collection of LaFayette MS Vault LaFayette
Johnson (James Weldon) Collection, Small Collections in the JWJ MSS Small Collections
Living Theatre Records Multiple Call Numbers
Meserve Kunhardt Collection 2016-genam-0021
Pearson, Norman Holmes papers YCAL MSS 899
Uncat MS Vault Files  
Uncat ZA Files