Student Research

Below you will find exemplars of research done by Yale University and other students in the Beinecke Library. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student conducting research in our collections, we’d love to publish a description of your work on our website. Please go to the Student Scholars - Tell Us about your Research page for more information on how to submit your research for inclusion here.

  • Through Justice’s Papers, Students See Supreme Court Behind the Scenes

    December 19, 2023

  • Students win prizes for essays on American and Western American history and culture

    May 26, 2023

  • Wright Lab summer undergraduate researchers explore scientific treasures of Yale Beinecke Library

    July 14, 2022

  • Student curator Gabrielle Colangelo ’22 brings obscured lesbian histories to light

    June 6, 2022

  • Interlaced geometric designs surrounding red and black text in the Syriac script.

    Hidden Gems

    April 18, 2022

    Hidden Gems Welcome to Hidden Gems , a series of short articles which highlight items in the Beinecke Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts and...
  • An image of a manuscript page with a rubricated initial and black text in gothic script.

    Takamiya MS 98: An Excised Fragment of the Stafford Gower

    March 27, 2022

  • Students present research detailing Yale’s history with slavery (Yale Daily News)

    February 4, 2022

  • An image of a manuscript page with illuminated and rubricated initials and black text.

    Osborn fa38: An Early Copy of Petrus Comestor’s Historia scholastica

    January 18, 2022

  • Detail,  Persian MSS 165. Page featuring a small blue, red, and gold 'unvan or headpiece and Persian script in three columns.

    Persian Manuscripts

    October 21, 2021

  • A manuscript diagram of the Greek letter delta labelled with Arabic text in red.

    Beinecke Coptic MS 13

    October 1, 2021

    Beinecke Coptic MS 13: The Book of the Coptic Language The Treatise on the Mystery of Letters is a tractate attributed to Apa Seba (supposedly Sabbas the...
  • Yale student presents a virtual exhibit on Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Yale Daily News)

    September 20, 2021

  • Fellowship winners will study next at Oxford and Cambridge

    May 11, 2021

  • Exhibit on Edith Wharton, fiction and interior design opens online (Yale Daily News)

    March 14, 2021

  • 2020 Yale College Poets Reading Now Online

    April 21, 2020

    The annual Yale College Poets Reading sponsored by Yale Collection of American Literature (YCAL) reading series, cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program in...
  • Listening to Will Wilson’s Portraits (Yale Herald)

    November 18, 2019

  • ‘Shape, contour, and respect’ — 200 years of indigenous art on view at Yale

    November 11, 2019

  • Into the archives! (Yale Daily News)

    October 31, 2019

  • New Scholarship: Jennifer Carr on Didier Mutel

    May 22, 2019

  • New Scholarship: Nicholas Forster on Thornton Wilder

    May 21, 2019

  • New Scholarship: Deborah Streahle on Larry Kramer

    May 21, 2019

  • Female American Poets: Archival Connections

    April 16, 2019

  • Nathan Brown’s “Elevations”

    February 25, 2019

  • Female American Poets: Archival Connections

    November 12, 2018

  • New Acquisition: Orson Welles Scripts

    October 26, 2018

  • Poetry and Objects

    August 2, 2018

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    NEW SCHOLARSHIP: Luke Chang on Moby Dick

    May 8, 2018

    Luke Chang, Y’18, wrote his senior thesis about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick , consulting 19th century editions of the novel and related works in the Yale...
  • New Student Research

    March 19, 2018

    “The Cave that Consecrates History” by Jordan Cutler-Tietjen Y’20, was written in the spring or 2017 for Professor Dixa Ramírez’s course Travel Literature of...
  • Student Curators

    December 29, 2017

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    The Blind Man

    November 21, 2017

    Fascimile editions of New York Dada Magazines from Ugly Duckling Presse edited by Beinecke Library Research Fellow Sophie Seita FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Blind...
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    New Student Research

    November 1, 2017

    Strong Cards: Thornton Wilder and Mia Farrow research in the Thornton Wilder Papers By Raffi Donatich, Y’2019 After the release of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s...
  • New Student Research by Kelsea Jeon

    August 30, 2017

  • From the Archive: New Poems by George Oppen

    January 9, 2017

    New Poems by George Oppen David B. Hobbs, “A Brief Introduction to 21 Poems by George Oppen,” in Journal of Modern Literature, Volume 40, Number 1, Fall 2016,...
  • New Scholarship: “Bright” Oscar Moore

    October 5, 2016

  • New Student Research

    December 22, 2014

    “Desire to Capture, Desire to Expose: The Scrapbook of H.D.,” by Caroline Sydney, Y2016 , written for Professor Laura Wexler’s Photography and Memory...
  • New Scholarship: Julie Botnick on Dorothy Porter's Life and Work

    May 23, 2014

  • WALDEN by Ana Maria Gomez Lopez

    May 1, 2014

    New work by Yale School of Art graduate student Ana Maria Gomez Lopez will be featured in Walden , an upcoming exhibition at the deCordova Museum exploring the...
  • New Student Research

    April 29, 2014

    “Landscapes of Violence in One Big Self,” by Sylvia McNamara, Yale College Class of 2015 written for Dr. Dolores Hayden’s class: Poets’ Landscapes (AMST 381a/...
  • Solar: New Work by Kevin Holden

    April 20, 2014

    Comparative Literature graduate student Kevin Holden has been awarded the prestigious Fence Modern Poets Prize for work completed while conducting research in...
  • Happy New Year

    January 2, 2014

  • New Scholarship: Electric Affinities

    October 1, 2013

    Electric Affinities: Close Up and Queer Modernism by Mal Ahern Between 1927 and 1933, the poet H.D. assisted with the publication of the avant-garde film...
  • New Student Research

    June 3, 2013

    Eliana Kwartler, Yale College Class of 2017 written for Professor Richard Deming’s Spring 2013 English 127 Readings in American Literature “ ‘I...
  • Black Acts Creativity and Celebrity in Twentieth-Century Theater

    May 14, 2013

  • New Student Research

    January 2, 2013

    Liana Epstein, Yale College Class of 2014 “The Great American Writers’ Cookbook” written for Professor Stuart’s Fall 2012 English 121 class: Writing...
  • Student Research in Beinecke Collections

    June 1, 2012

    Zara Kessler, Yale College Class of 2012 John Hersey’s Yale Education written for Professor John Gaddis, The Art of Biography, HIST215J An excerpt: On...
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    Student Research in Beinecke Collections

    May 25, 2012

    Katherine Fein, Yale College Class of 2014 Quite a Story to Tell: The Laughs and Loves of Mary Welsh written for Professor John Gaddis, The Art of Biography,...
  • Envelope addressed to Christian William Miller by artist Paul Cadmus

    Student Research in Beinecke Collections

    June 22, 2010

    Rachel Wilf, Yale Class of 2012 “Social Change through Science: Homosexual Activism Influencing the Kinsey Report” Following the startling success of his first...
  • Student Research in Beinecke Collections

    June 2, 2010