About the collections beinecke rare book yale university. The librarys rare book collection stands at more than 50,000 volumes and is actively growing. Rare medical books, 15th19th centuries harvey cushing. There you will find cultural and scientific treasures, from van goghs night cafe to the gutenberg bible to historic musical instruments to. The collection consists predominantly of printed works published before 1796. 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. One of the worlds largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and. 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. 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. 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. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library collections the. The special collections department arranges, describes, houses, and provides access to the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections held in the dibner library of the history of science and technology and the joseph f. To determine whether the library owns a particular book, check orbis, the yale university library catalog. Art and architecture beinecke rare book and manuscript.
Yale center for british art, institutional archives. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the. 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. The beinecke rare book and manuscript library youtube. Chinese rare books at yale yale university library. The beinecke rare book and manuscript library was an architectural incongruity amid the university. Rare books and manuscripts yale university library. By the age of ten, toms dad would drop him off at coin shows within driving range, picking him up. Shanghai art museum joins vaulted columns with industrial relic. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library home facebook. To house this important collection and to provide space for.
Beinecke rare book and manuscript library, new haven, ct. This is also why museum dont allow flash photography or. 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. Its named the beinecke rare book and manuscript, and both the checkerboard design and the greenish hue are on purpose. 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. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library collections. Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library turns 50. Search for photographs, textual documents, illuminated manuscripts, maps, works of art, and books from the beineckes collections. The architecture of this building is spectacular, designed to house, in a low oxygen cube, thousands of rare books. The gallerys collection of american decorative arts ranges in date from about a. 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. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library wikipedia.
Its foundation is the gift of paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, manuscripts, and sculpture given to yale university by paul mellon 29. 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. Som yale university beinecke rare book and manuscript. The beinecke library contains yale universitys principal rare books and literary manuscripts and serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other scholars. Situated on yale universitys hewitt quadrangle, the building was designed. Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library celebrates its 50th anniversary with a. Copyright 2020 yale university all rights reserved accessibility at yale. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library new haven. Wynne, research librarian in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, guided me through the first phase of the undertaking. Beinecke cataloging manual yale university library. The bentley rare book museum, hosted within the ksu dept.
Yales beinecke rare book and manuscript library to reopen. Yale university beinecke rare book and manuscript library som. Yale university art gallery new haven 2020 all you. 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. In 1963, yale university opened the most modern of structures to house its most ancient of books. It supports the curriculum of the yale law school and the research of students and faculty within yale, and far beyond. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, yale university by beinecke rare book and manuscript library. Rare books, which include all of the medical librarys holdings before 1900, may be consulted in the historical reading room between 1.
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. I was also fortunate in having access to the expertise of the curators of the beinecke library collections. 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 librarys robust collections are used to create new scholarship by researchers from around the world.
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. American decorative arts yale university art gallery. 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. Yale center for british art, rare books and manuscripts. The beinecke library contains yale universitys principal rare books and literary manuscripts and serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other. It was time to celebrate our success and our remarkable building architect gordon bunshafts masterpiece of marble, granite, bronze and glass. George and the dragon, inlaid to size and bound in vol. 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. Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the beinecke rare book and manuscript library, yale university by beinecke rare book. Beinecke rare book and manuscript library archives at yale. With book publishers coming under increasing pressure to reduce costs, fewer art books are being republished. Lewis walpole library peabody museum of natural history yale university art gallery yale. Inside a stark modern marble building, yale universitys rare books are housed in an architecturally stunning, elevated, glassedin, 6story tower of book stacks. The collection also hosts an active exhibition program and digitization projects.
Manuscript on parchment fine of a journal of ferdinand magellans voyage around the world in 1522, written by antonio pigafetta ca. The exhibition is open to the general public 10am6pm daily, and open to yale affiliates until 10pm. Yale university is a private ivy league research university in new haven, connecticut. Rare medical books, 15th19th centuries harvey cushingjohn. Other popular museums include the peabody museum of natural history and the beinecke rare book library, which houses an original gutenberg bible. 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. Medical historical library, harvey cushing john hay whitney medical library. Yale peabody museum of natural history repository number of collections.
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. Yales rare book and manuscript library to reopen after major renovation published 9. The exterior is made of slabs of granite which let in subdued light, which will not harm to books. Rare books and manuscripts yale center for british art 1080 chapel street p. Stephen jones, head of access services at the beinecke library, shared with the.
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. An amazing building, constructed to preserve rare books. There are 439 works represented in the database and each record. For our favourite online secondhand book dealer, see. View all attractions near yale university art gallery on tripadvisor. Runnells rare book room include 7,500 book volumes and 3,000 original works of art. The yale center for british art houses the most comprehensive collection of british art outside the united kingdom. 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. We invite you to explore our free exhibitions, join us for public programs, or schedule a research visit with our archivists and curators. 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.720 932 260 1294 92 24 1434 452 1212 901 1314 98 1428 422 1262 1272 467 732 257 673 477 606 1397 408 754 928 651 589 361 1456 582 381 694 1488