Closed Collections Schedule

The Beinecke offers the following lists of closures, which are subject to change and updated regularly.

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 Closed From Closed Through
Baskin, Leonard papers Multiple call numbers Mar 2015 TBD
Bismuth-Lemaître papers GEN MSS 754 Aug 2018 TBD
Cohen, Lucy Kramer papers WA MSS S-2635 Oct 2019 TBD
Feelings, Tom papers (addition) 2013.jwj.15 Sep 2013 TBD
Franklin, Benjamin collection MS Vault Franklin Jan 2015 TBD
Jackson collection of LaFayette MS Vault LaFayette Jan 2015 TBD
Johnson (James Weldon) Collection, Small Collections in the JWJ MSS Small Collections Nov 2019 TBD
Koestenbaum, Wayne papers 2018.genm.0039 Feb 2018 TBD
Koestenbaum, Wayne papers (addition) 2019.genm.0099 May 2019 TBD
Living Theatre Records Multiple Call Numbers Jan 2018 TBD
Meserve Kunhardt Collection 2016.genam.0021 Sep 2015 TBD
Pearson, Norman Holmes papers YCAL MSS 899 Jan 2019 TBD
Uncat MS Vault Files   Mar 2020 TBD
Uncat ZA Files   Mar 2020 TBD