Beinecke rare book and manuscript library collections. There you will find cultural and scientific treasures, from van goghs night cafe to the gutenberg bible to historic musical instruments to. The mabel brady garvan collection, renowned for its strength in the colonial and early federal periods, is the core of the collection and is noteworthy for rare. One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the library can accommodate 180,000 volumes in the central tower and more than 600,000. One of the worlds largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and. For our favourite online secondhand book dealer, see. Yale center for british art, rare books and manuscripts. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library wikipedia. Runnells rare book room include 7,500 book volumes and 3,000 original works of art. Rare books, which include all of the medical librarys holdings before 1900, may be consulted in the historical reading room between 1. American decorative arts yale university art gallery. Chinese rare books at yale yale university library. Cloistered by a shell of stone, the 1963 beinecke rare book and manuscript library in yale, us, is one of the worlds foremost collections of rare manuscripts. Rare medical books, 15th19th centuries harvey cushingjohn.
The beinecke librarys robust collections are used to create new scholarship by researchers from around the world. Beinecke cataloging manual yale university library. Situated on yale universitys hewitt quadrangle, the building was designed. Rare books and manuscripts yale center for british art. Cloistered by a shell of stone, the 1963 beinecke rare book and manuscript library in yale, us, is one of the worlds foremost collections of. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library new haven. Yale center for british art, institutional archives. Abaa glossary of book collecting terms abc for book collectors pdf bookbinding and the conservation of books catalogers desktop classification web estc estc web matching heritage of the printed book hpb lc authorities lc catalog rare books and manuscripts section rbms. Yale university beinecke rare book and manuscript library som. Medical historical library, harvey cushing john hay whitney medical library. Dec 04, 2019 the traveling scriptorium is a teaching kit, created by yale university conservators and curators, to support the study of the medieval and early modern book as material artifact.
The beinecke library contains yale universitys principal rare books and literary manuscripts and serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other scholars. The gallerys collection of american decorative arts ranges in date from about a. The beinecke library contains yale universitys principal rare books and literary manuscripts and serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other. There are 439 works represented in the database and each record. Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library celebrates its 50th anniversary with a. This is also why museum dont allow flash photography or.
Rare books and manuscripts yale university library. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, yale university by beinecke rare book. Other popular museums include the peabody museum of natural history and the beinecke rare book library, which houses an original gutenberg bible. An amazing building, constructed to preserve rare books. About the collections beinecke rare book yale university. The chinese rare books at yale database brings together information about chinese rare books and manuscripts held primarily in east asia library special collections in sml and also in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library. Copyright 2020 yale university all rights reserved accessibility at yale. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the. Yale university art gallery new haven 2020 all you. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library collections the.
The beinecke rare book and manuscript library was an architectural incongruity amid the university. The beinecke rare book and manuscript library youtube. Stephen jones, head of access services at the beinecke library, shared with the. The exterior is made of slabs of granite which let in subdued light, which will not harm to books. Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library turns 50. Manuscript on parchment fine of a journal of ferdinand magellans voyage around the world in 1522, written by antonio pigafetta ca. It was time to celebrate our success and our remarkable building architect gordon bunshafts masterpiece of marble, granite, bronze and glass.
Rare books and manuscripts yale center for british art 1080 chapel street p. Art and architecture beinecke rare book and manuscript. The collection consists predominantly of printed works published before 1796. History and architecture beinecke rare book yale university. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library, new haven, ct. Som yale university beinecke rare book and manuscript. We invite you to explore our free exhibitions, join us for public programs, or schedule a research visit with our archivists and curators. Founded in 1701, it is the thirdoldest institution of higher education in the united states and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the american revolution chartered by connecticut colony, the collegiate school was established in 1701 by clergy to educate congregational ministers.
It supports the curriculum of the yale law school and the research of students and faculty within yale, and far beyond. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library archives at yale. View all attractions near yale university art gallery on tripadvisor. Yales rare book and manuscript library to reopen after major renovation published 9. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, yale university by beinecke rare book and manuscript library. To house this important collection and to provide space for. Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library to reopen. For the first time, natural histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldomseen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the american museum of natural historys rare book collection. Written by john stuart gordon, the benjamin attmore hewitt associate curator of american decorative arts, american glass reaches beyond the gallerys storerooms to incorporate glass found across yale university, including glassplate photographs from the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, a glass eye from the harvey cushingjohn hay. I was also fortunate in having access to the expertise of the curators of the beinecke library collections. Inside a stark modern marble building, yale universitys rare books are housed in an architecturally stunning, elevated, glassedin, 6story tower of book stacks. In 1963, yale university opened the most modern of structures to house its most ancient of books. Yale university beinecke rare book and manuscript library.
Its foundation is the gift of paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, manuscripts, and sculpture given to yale university by paul mellon 29. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library home facebook. It is on display march 2 to june 17, 2020, in the rare book exhibition gallery of the lillian goldman law library, located on level l2 of the yale law school 127 wall street, new haven ct. With book publishers coming under increasing pressure to reduce costs, fewer art books are being republished. The traveling scriptorium is a teaching kit, created by yale university conservators and curators, to support the study of the medieval and early modern book as material artifact.
George and the dragon, inlaid to size and bound in vol. New haven has a large number of art galleries as well as two major art museums, the yale university art gallery and the yale center for british art. Wynne, research librarian in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, guided me through the first phase of the undertaking. The yale center for british art houses the most comprehensive collection of british art outside the united kingdom. By the age of ten, toms dad would drop him off at coin shows within driving range, picking him up. Since its opening in 1963, the marble exterior of beinecke rare book and manuscript library has kept hidden yales most obscure texts and invited the speculation of visitors and students alike. The librarys rare book collection stands at more than 50,000 volumes and is actively growing. Forty essays from the museums top experts in a variety of natural science disciplines, from anthropology to zoology, enhance and discuss each rare works unique qualities and scientific contribution. Lewis walpole library peabody museum of natural history yale university art gallery yale. At the age of six he began with sea shells, and soon graduated to coins, the gateway drug to so many other fields of collecting. Yale peabody museum of natural history repository number of collections. Shanghai art museum joins vaulted columns with industrial relic. The collections of the rare book room represent a century of acquisitions from a wide variety of sources, including a number of personal collections of past museum researchers as well as routine acquisitions by the library.
The collection also hosts an active exhibition program and digitization projects. Its named the beinecke rare book and manuscript, and both the checkerboard design and the greenish hue are on purpose. The architecture of this building is spectacular, designed to house, in a low oxygen cube, thousands of rare books. Yale university is a private ivy league research university in new haven, connecticut. Inside a stark modern marble building, yale universitys rare books are housed in an architecturally stunning, elevated, glassedin, 6story tower of book stacks the stacks hold the university. Search for photographs, textual documents, illuminated manuscripts, maps, works of art, and books from the beineckes collections. Two recently joined partners, the bard graduate center and the dallas museum of art, have submitted books to be converted and uploaded in the near future, and more titles from some of the existing publishing partners are being added on a regular basis. The bentley rare book museum, hosted within the ksu dept. Its preeminent collection provides extraordinarily rich resources for the study of sexual modernism and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life and culture in the twentieth century. Rare medical books, 15th19th centuries harvey cushing. The exhibition is open to the general public 10am6pm daily, and open to yale affiliates until 10pm. It was time to celebrate our success and our remarkable building architect gordon bunshafts masterpiece of marble, granite, bronze and glass but after 50 years as a worldclass center of research and scholarship, the librarys infrastructure needs upgrading.802 130 304 480 57 269 14 1061 1395 917 241 1446 1397 1275 1241 1674 354 533 275 417 1037 1217 251 573 126 314 713 1024 926 1450 1372 394 1333 633 977 26 278 1301 709