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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 Beinecke Library finding aids now available online.   

September 12, 2014

Kahn (Michael) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Correspondence, business and production files, scripts, notes, photographs, printed material, and audiovisual materials documenting Michael Kahn's career as a theater and opera director, theater administrator, and teacher of theatrical arts. Kahn's administrative and directorial work at the American Shakespeare Theatre, the McCarter Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, and the Juilliard School are particularly well documented.

Williams Family papers

The Williams Family Papers consists of correspondence, writings, documents, and financial records kept by descendants of William Williams who lived in and near Wethersfield, Connecticut, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The papers are those of Elisha Williams, his second wife Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith, and his nephew Ezekiel Williams, merchant and sheriff of Hartford County.

September 5, 2014

Robinson (Edward Arlington) Collection

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Correspondence, writings, and a photograph documenting the work of Edwin Arlington Robinson. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of Robinson's poetry; correspondence with Lawrence W. Lamm, Lucius Beebe, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, and other correspondents; and a typescript draft of and correspondence pertaining to C. Beecher Hogan's A Bibliography of Edwin Arlington Robinson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1936). Also includes a copy of Robinson's high school graduation photograph.

Graves (Robert), William S. Reese Collection of

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Papers relating to English author Robert Graves and his literary and social circle, collected by William S. Reese. The papers contain correspondence, 1916-1987 and undated, most autograph letters, signed, from Graves to correspondents including Desmond Flower, Dorothy Hutchinson, Ward Hutchinson, Violet McCormack, Walter McCormack, W. S. Merwin, Albert R.

Bryher Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The papers document the personal life and literary career of Bryher. Her extensive correspondence includes letters from H. D., Robert MacAlmon, Kenneth MacPherson, Norman Holmes Pearson, Sylvia Beach, Norman Douglas, Horace Gregory, Islay Lyons, and Edith Sitwell, and from many other figures in the fields of literature, psychoanalysis, and film.

Gilman (O. B. and Sarah Dow Gilman) Papers

The O. B. Gilman and Sarah Dow Gilman Papers contain correspondence, including incoming letters and outgoing carbons relating to O. B. Gilman's businesses, 1915-1920s, and to Idhahurst Kennels, the Cocker Spaniel Breeders' Club of New England, and other dog breeding organizations, 1930s-1947, including correspondence with Leon F. Whitney, veterinarian, executive secretary of the American Eugenics Society, and donor of taxidermy mounts of show dogs to Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History; accounts and other papers relating to O. B.

Levi (Ezio) Papers

The Ezio Levi Papers consist of autograph manuscript and typescript writings and notes about Italian and Spanish literature and art, with related correspondence, printed articles, and photographs, 1910s-1940s and undated; biographical information about Levi and Flora Aghib Levi D'Ancona, undated; legal documents and correspondence relating to their immigration to the United States, 1930s-1940s; other correspondence, 1910s-1949, most relating to Levi's academic career in the United States; and lantern slides, possibly made by Ferdinando Lembo, of works of art in the St

Moricand (Conrad) Papers

The Conrad Moricand Papers contain correspondence, 1915-1956 and undated, including two brief letters to Moricand from Henry Miller, 1938, and letters to Moricand from Théophile Briant, 1948, and Georges Oltramare, 1947-1953, from Miller to Briant, 1956, from Hermann, Graf von Keyserling, to Miller, 1938, and from O. V. de L. Milosz to Nicolas Beauduin, with poems by Beauduin, 1916-1937; writings by Moricand, including a memoir, "Les philistines (U. S.

Melchior-Bonnet (Christian) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Christian Melchior-Bonnet Papers contain literary correspondence and writings of authors associated with Melchior-Bonnet. Most correspondence consists of letters to Melchior-Bonnet concerning his editoral work for Le Petit Journal and Flammarion; some is accompanied by outgoing carbons, or related memoranda and notes by Melchior-Bonnet, photographs, clippings, or other printed material.

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