Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Holding Repository

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The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, in New Haven, Connecticut, is Yale University’s principal repository of literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the Beinecke Library opened in October 1963. It was the gift of three Yale alumni—Edwin J. Beinecke, 1907; Frederick W. Beinecke, 1909S; Walter Beinecke, 1910—and their families, who intended it as “a symbol of the loyalty and devotion of three brothers” and as “a source of learning and…an inspiration to all who enter.”
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creatorOf Yale University, Beinecke Library. Gibbs Collection.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New Haven CT US
Rare books
Libraries and archives
University libraries
Library administration

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Establishment 1963



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