The American Oriental Society
The collection of the American Oriental Society contains printed material and manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian, Pali, Prakrit, Chinese, Japanese, and Armenian. The printed materials and the accompanying card catalog are located in Room 329 of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The entries in the card catalog are all transliterated. The manuscripts are located in the Beinecke Library. They are described in the Catalogue of the Library of the American Oriental Society edited by Elizabeth Strout (New Haven: Yale University Library, 1930). The catalogue is arranged by subject -- bibliographer, biography, periodicals, and transactions of learned societies, history of civilization and culture, and language and literatures -- within each broad subject by language or country.
The Oriental languages and literatures, the largest portion of the collection, are further subdivided by language and a more specific grouping by subject. More information on the collection is available in the Beinecke Library Manuscript Catalogue (Call Number: Z7050 A43 (LC) ).
The collection is open weekdays from 2:30-4:30. Materials from the American Oriental Society may be requested at the Sterling Circulation Desk. These materials do not circulate outside of the Library.