Yale Library Opens Its Secret Treasure Chest to the Public

Anyone who attends the Special Collections Fair at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library on October 6, noon–4, will realize that it’s not just about books at Yale’s renowned libraries.

Anyone who attends the Special Collections Fair at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library on October 6, noon–4, will realize that it’s not just about books at Yale’s renowned libraries.

It’s about cuneiform tablets you can hold in your hand, as a curator from Yale’s Babylonian collection translates the ancient text.

It’s the recorded voices of such titans of American music as Charles Ives, Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland and Eubie Blake from Yale’s Oral History of American Music Collection.

It’s vintage photographs documenting silk production in China, c. 1930–40, from the Yale Divinity School Library.

It’s annals of medical oddities from the Yale Historical Medical Library.

It’s the original drawings and papers of celebrated architect Eero Saarinen from the Manuscripts and Archives of Sterling Memorial Library.

It’s the art of bookbinding demonstrated by professionals in the Library’s conservation and preservation department.

All these and more will be displayed from special collections at libraries across the Yale campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Beinecke is located at 121 Wall Street.

For further information about the Special Collections Fair, contact Martha Smalley at (203) 432-6374.

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