African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Beinecke Image Guides

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on November 10, 2008


The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce the addition of browseable image “collections” to our Digital Library. The collections have been selected from across our digitized images and each is introduced by a brief essay contributed by Beinecke and Yale University Library staff, curators, selectors, Yale faculty and students.Within each collection you will find Also new is the ability to search within a collection, to find related collections, and in many cases, to links to Orbis records. New collections will be added weekly, revealing the diversity of materials – ancient papyri, illuminated manuscripts, photographs, illustrations, and correspondence across the centuries – that pass through the Beinecke’s digital imaging studio. Subscribe to our new rss feed to receive collection updates. Recently posted collections include: Drawings of the Amistad Prisoners, New Haven; The Black Panthers Trial: Courtroom Sketches by Robert Templeton; and Images from the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection.

The Digital Library is a growing database, with over 170,000 scans and with roughly 1,800 images added each week. To search the collection, visit: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/ .

Image: Portrait from the Simpson Collection.

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