DIGITAL COLLECTIONS includes all of the existing the same content that was in the old "DL" in addition to the thousands of new images that the Lewis Walpole Library has scanned since 2011, including all new acquisitions of graphic materials as well as hundreds of other printed materials and unique LWL manuscript holdings. The Library continues to add material regularly.
Among the exciting features of the new DIGITAL COLLECTIONS site are more sophisticated search options, a variety of options to page virtually through complex objects ( e.g., browse through an extra-illustrated volume or bound manuscript. For example click or tap here: Trade tokens and bookplates) and the ability to search a single or multiple Yale repositories.
Additional features are being developed. DIGITAL COLLECTIONS will eventually include enhancements like a gallery view to facilitate browsing.
Duplicate images/records--sometimes you will see two identical images and records. This does not necessarily indicate that the Library has two impressions. Look at the call number and image number within the record to determine if it is just a repeated entry.
It is not possible to request an item for use in the Lewis Walpole Library Reading Room through DIGITAL COLLECTIONS. Please look dwon toward the lower part of the record in Digital Collections and find the Orbis number. Copy and paste the Orbis number from the Digital Collections record into the keyword search box for either Orbis or Quicksearch Books+ and search and place the request through there.
Truncation: use the * asterisk to truncate words in the search to broaden the search. For example: theatr* will get results for theatre, theatres, theatrical, theatricality, and so on.
To save links to selected images from a search in the Digital Collection, use the Bookmark feature:
Search for caricatures, satires, portraits, topographical views, other prints and drawings, is well as selected printed texts, ephemera, and manuscripts. among the digitized images, archival documents, and other materials in the Yale University Library's primary Digital Collections repository. Use this search interface to view all available images of items from the Lewis Walpole Library's collections. Links in Orbis/Quicksearch catalog records also point to images in this repository.
The following fields are searchable in Digital Collections:
Local Record Number (including lwlpr number)
Finding Aid (YFAD)
please note that some of these fields may not be used for LWL records.
Select Lewis Walpole Library from list of Digital Collection on the left-hand side