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Scholarly detective work has revealed that an 1858 manuscript, housed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is the earliest-known prison memoir written by an African American. Acquired by the Beinecke in 2009, the book-length manuscript, titled “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted...
How did printing help define the modern world? Techniques from eighth-century Japan to Gutenberg, lithography to xerox, printing on ceramic, silk, and metal are all examined in this exhibit currently on view in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Materials include religious texts...
The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Charles A. Ryskamp Travel Grants. Yale seniors Tiraana Bains, History, and Mikko Salovaara, East Asian Studies and Economics, have each been awarded a Charles A. Ryskamp Travel Grant to support research at the Lewis...
An exhibition opening Friday at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents 15 small, recently acquired collections that emphasize the richness and variety of the library’s holdings. The exhibition, Encounters: New Small Collections at Beinecke Library, features materials...
Wishing all of our patrons a happy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year! We look forward to working together with you in 2014.
"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times"....this famous opening line from Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities is the best way to describe the work that occurred in early 2014 to kick off conservation treatment for a pair of globes (one terrestrial and one celestial) produced by noted maker...
Seb Chan Friday April 5, 2:00 pm YCBA Lecture Hall, 1080 Chapel Street Sebastian Chan is director of Digital & Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. He is responsible for the Museum's complete digital renewal and re-imagining as it undergoes...

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