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New Finding Aids

Finding aids are documents that describe and enable access to archival and manuscript collections. The Yale Finding Aid Database provides access to all finding aids across the Yale University Library. Below is a list of recently published and significantly revised Beinecke Library finding aids.   

March 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

Leeming (David) papers

The papers contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographs, correspondence, and printed material related to David Leeming's biography of James Baldwin, James Baldwin: A Biography. The seventy-two audiocassettes contain interviews with various family, friends, and colleagues of James Baldwin and his close friend and mentor, Beauford Delaney. The five videocassettes contain television programs and an anthology of films on Baldwin.

February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

Trade catalogs collection.

The Trade Catalogs collection consists of over 8,000 printed items varying in size from small pamphlets to multipart volumes that date from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The manufacturing companies represented in the collection are primarily American, the bulk being from New England and the Mid-Atlantic; a small number of Western European companies are also included.

December 11, 2017

November 17, 2017

Noble (David Grant) Photographs of Southwestern Cultural Landscapes

Black-and-white photographs created by David Grant Noble documenting cultural landscapes in the American Southwest, 1971-2002. The images document petroglyphs, structures, cliff dwellings, and other evidence of the ancestors of Southwestern Native American people and cultures. Many images appear in his book, In the Places of the Spirits (Santa Fe, New Mexico: School for Advanced Research Press, 2010).

June 30, 2017

Wittig (Monique) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, lectures, teaching materials, writings by others, conference materials, printed material, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of Monique Wittig. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts, and corrected proofs for works including Lesbian peoples: Material for a dictionary (Grasset, 1976), Virgile, non (Les éditions de Minuit, 1985), Paris-la-politique et autres histoires (P.O.L., 1999), and The straight mind and other essays (Beacon Press, 1992).

June 16, 2017

Goldstone (Richard Henry) Papers

The papers document Richard Henry Goldstone's process of writing Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait (New York: Saturday Review Press, 1975). The collection includes photocopied and original correspondence between Goldstone and Wilder, Goldstone's research notes on Wilder's career and family life, and book reviews and correspondence in response to Goldstone's biography.

June 7, 2017

Magowan (Robin) Papers

The collecton consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, printed material, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of poet and writer Robin Magowan. Writings include manuscripts and typescripts of poems and prose, including drafts and corrected copies of Lilac Cigarette in a Wish Cathedral (University of South Carolina Press, 1998), Memoirs of a Minotaur (Story Line Press, 1999), and other works. Includes correspondence and other papers relating to Magowan's uncle, James Merrill.

May 19, 2017

North West Company Voyageur Contracts

Forty-four printed contracts completed in manuscript, 1801-1821, between North West Company shareholding firms and voyageurs or laborers. Outfitters and destinations include: M'Tavish, Frobisher & Co., to Grand Portage, Rainy Lake, and Timiskaming, 1801 and 1806; Parker, Gerrard, Ogilvy & Co., to Michilimackinac, 18027; Alexander Mackenzie & Co., to Grand Portage and Rainy Lake, 1802; and M'Tavish, M'Gillivrays & Co., to Fort William, 1808-1821.

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