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Primary Sources: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Images from the Beinecke Collections

Beinecke 2006 Folio S57

Beinecke MS 883

Beinecke 2006 +S1

Beinecke MLn84 +584D

Beinecke BrSides Folio 2010 2

Beinecke DK16 B3

Beinecke Uncat MS Vault 483

Beinecke MS 225

Slavic and East European Materials at the Beinecke

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds an impressive collection relating to Russian and East European literature, with a particular emphasis on emigration. Among its holdings are the papers of Czesław Miłosz, Andreĭ Sedykh, Nina Berberova, Aleksander Wat, Roman Gul', Alexis Rannit, and Joseph Brodsky. Other relevant holdings include religious manuscripts and material of historical interest. A more detailed description of post-1800 Slavic and East European holdings can be found here.

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How to Access the Collections

Information on searching, requesting, and using Beinecke materials can be found on the Beinecke website and through the Guide to Using Special Collections at Yale.

Library catalogs and digital collections can be found by following the links to the right.

Beinecke Information

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