The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection. Books and manuscripts at Yale have been extensively described since 1926 in the "Yale University Library Gazette," which is available in many libraries. Holdings include the Gutenberg Bible and the papers of writers George Eliot, Benjamin Franklin, Langston Hughes, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Eugene O'Neill, and Edith Wharton.
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