The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University

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The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University holds one of the world’s finest collections of rare books and literary manuscripts.  There is a strong focus on American authors, but British, French and Slavic literatures are also well represented, and the holdings relating to Futurism, Dada and Surrealism are among the most extensive in the world.

Heather Dean

Heather DeanHeather Dean was an archivist at the Beinecke Library from 2007 until July 2014. She is a founding member of the Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts (North America) – GLAM (NA), and an active member of several organisations for professional archivists in both the United States and Canada. She has delivered papers on diverse subjects relating to the use of archival material at conferences in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Through her association with GLAM (NA), she has compiled a report on the results of their recent user survey, which will aid archivists in structuring services for their customers.  Heather is now Associate Director of Special Collections at the Mearns Centre for Learning/McPherson Library at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.