As the languor of summer pervades the halls of the Yale Club, drifting up to the Library from the sweltering, grimy streets of Manhattan, and into our cool, quiet Library, we aim to keep the minds of our members active. This year, we are offering a small exhibition about the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library to spark their interest.
The exhibition is curated by the Beinecke’s Director, E.C. Schroeder and designed by Library Committee member, Andrea DaRif. The exhibition shows off the Library’s storied interior – which was treated to a renovation of its mechanical systems and teaching facilities just last year. Our display cases showcase images of treasures from the Library’s extensive collection and give an overview of the Library’s diverse holdings.
Can’t make it into the Library to see the exhibition? The Beinecke’s website has a number of resources that should satisfy your curiosity, including a timeline of the museum’s 50-year history, an oral history of the Library, and podcasts and blogs about the collections. There’s lots to enjoy, all summer long.