The Elizabethan Club Collection

The Elizabethan Club library of Tudor and Stuart literary texts is described in  The Elizabethan Club of Yale University and its Library by Stephen Parks, published for the Elizabethan Club by Yale University Press in 2011. 

Produced in celebration of the Club’s Centenary, this catalog is a second, greatly enlarged edition of the catalog first published in 1986. It is finely illustrated with color photographs of the Club by Richard Cheek and full-color reproductions of  the collection.

Alan Bell’s newly revised introduction to the centenary edition of the catalog provides a  narrative of the provenance of the collection that was Alexander Smith Cochran’s original gift and the additions which have been made to it. In addition to full descriptions of the rare books in the Elizabethan Club collection, the catalog provides, for the first time, a listing, authored by Earle Havens, of the Club’s collection of manuscripts and objects. 

Copies of this printed catalog may be purchased or found in the following Yale Library reference locations:

Beinecke, Reference Z881 N559 P37 2011 (LC) Oversize
LSF-Use in SML Mss. and Archives, Yns72 2012 P37 Oversize
SML Stacks,  Z881 N559 P37 2011 (LC) Oversize

The Elizabethan Club Collection is catalogued in Orbis, Yale University’s online catalog. Items represented in Orbis may be located by using the Call Number (Local) “eliz”.

If you wish to examine an item in the Elizabethan Club Collection it will be necessary to register at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and request to use it in the Beinecke reading room. Please contact Beinecke in advance of your visit to ensure that your request can be fulfilled.