Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities


Photographs of women named Jane in the Yale Collection of American Literature

Jane Bowles, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951

Jane Heap, photographed in Paris by Berenice Abbott, 1927


Jane White, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941


Jane DeLynn, photographed by Robert Giard, 1991


Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format.

Photographs by Robert Giard are used with permission of the copyright holder, Jonathan G. Silin; permission is required to publish Giard photographs in any format.

The Ends of the Book

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on January 12, 2012

PSNH: The Ends of the Book: Authors, Readers, Public Spaces A lecture by Matthew Stadler, founder of Publication Studio, on the occasion of Publication Studio New Haven, a one-week project hosted by Beinecke Library and ArtSpace New Haven. Followed by an interview with project coordinator, Timothy Young and an audience Q&A.

New Exhibition: Remembering Shakespeare

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on January 9, 2012

Remembering Shakespeare
Wednesday, February 1 – Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembering Shakespeare tells the story of how a playwright and poet in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England came to be remembered as the world’s most venerated author. Curated by David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale, and Kathryn James, Beinecke Library Curator, the exhibition brings together works from the holdings of Yale University’s Elizabethan Club, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Beinecke Library, in an unprecedented display of one of North America’s finest collections on Shakespeare. Drawing on these extraordinary resources, Remembering Shakespeare offers a unique visual history of how the “Booke” of Shakespeare was made and read, written and remembered, from his lifetime through the present.

Image: William Shakespeare, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, histories, and tragedies. Published according to the true original copies (title page, The third impression), London: Printed for Philip Chetwinde, 1663
(BEIN 1978 +81)

This exhibition is part of Shakespeare at Yale, a multi-venued celebration for the spring of 2012 that will display the extraordinary resources that exist at the University for the study and enjoyment of Shakespeare. For more information, visit: Shakespeare at Yale.