Timothy Young

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Curator Beinecke Lib
120 High St, New Haven, CT 06511-6644

Timothy Young is Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library focusing on fields of research related to modern literary and cultural movements, especially the avant garde, and visual culture. He currently is working to expand the library’s collections in GLBTQ literature and culture as well as the broader field of human sexuality, with collections of manuscripts and books ranging from life histories, magazines, and erotica to Tijuana bibles. Other fields that he oversees include: financial history, comics and illustration, playing cards and games, sporting history and children’s literature. He is the author of Drawn to Enchant: Original Children’s Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection (2007) and My Heart in Company: The work of J.M. Barrie and the birth of Peter (2005). He holds a degree in English and French literature from the University of Tulsa and one in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin.