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Young, Timothy

Timothy Young

Curator of Modern Books & Literature
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Selector for these areas:

  • Modern Rare Books & Manuscripts (BRBL), 1800-present


"The Visual World of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire," WITHIN PICTURES & BEYOND TEXTS Issue 3, (2021) [Text published in Chinese.]


10 razones por las cuales LOS LIBROS importan (2020) 


Ten Reasons Libraries Matter


"Happy Times" as part of: "These Queer PhotoBooks Changed My Life" Aperture Photo Book Review, Jun 27, 2019

"Star Power", Yale Alumni Magazine, May 2019 

"The Garden is not a Metaphor", JHIBLOG, The official blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas, March 19, 2018. 

"Resource notes: Popular music collections at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University." PMH (Popular Music History) 10:3 (2015, but published December 2017), 297-299.

Story Time: Essays on the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature. New Haven : Beinecke Library / Yale University Press, 2017.

&... Lesson: Mystery in a tarot card." Yale Alumni Magazine :September/October 2016 (2016): 54.

Review of "Here" by Richard McGuire. Yale Review July: (2015).

"Lady Laura: An Interview with Laura Bailey." CANDY :8 (2015): 229-239.

"The Toll of Friendship: A selection from the memoirs of Romaine Brooks." Yale Review October: (2015).

The Uncollected David Rakoff. (editor) New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 2015.

"On Lying and the Brave Men who Do It.." Yale Review: July (2014).

The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720. (Edited with William Goetzmann, Geert Rouwenhorst, Catherine Labio) New Haven; Yale University Press, 2013.

"If It is Beautiful, It is Useful: A Few Words for Didier Mutel and his Unheeded Manifesto.." in: Acide Brut Manifesto by Didier Mutel :CODE(X) + 1 Monograph Number 6 (2011).

"Introduction." to: To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays by Gertrude Stein; With illustrations by Giselle Potter New Haven, Yale University Press: (2011).

"Je reviens. . .." in: The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered Haiduk Press: (2010).

La Prose du Transsiberien et de la petite Jehanne de France. New Haven, CT; Beinecke Rare Book Library, 2008.

Drawn to Enchant: Original Children's Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection. New Haven: Beinecke Library and Yale University Press, 2007.

Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind. (Edited) New Haven: Beinecke Library and Yale University Press, 2007.

My Heart in Company : The Work of J.M. Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan. New Haven, CT : Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, 2005.

"Evidence: Toward a Library Definition of Ephemera”." RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 4:1 (2003): 11-26.

"The Cary Collection of Playing Cards." in: The Beinecke Library of Yale University : (2003).

"The William S. Reese Collection of Robert Graves.." Yale Library Gazette : (2003).

RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description. (with RLG EAD Advisory Group (9 co-authors)) Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2002.

"No Mention of Advantages: A Snapshot of the correspondence between George Platt Lynes and Gertrude Stein." Yale Library Gazette : Spring (1999).

"[Music Reviews]: Two Girl Singers: Patty Griffin and Claire Martin, (January 2005); Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd, (October 2006); Joni Mitchell and cover versions, (January 2008); Durutti Column, (October 2009); Music at Yale [for the centennial issue], (April 2011); Alec Wilder and Fran Landesman, (July 2013); LINN recording artists: Claire Martin; Joe Stilgoe; Liane Carroll (October 2016); Jonathan Richman and Leonard Cohen (April 2017); Tracey Thorn and Conor O'Brien (October 2017); [Contemporary Composition] April 2019." Yale Review.