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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.   

February 17, 2017

Wolman (Gil J.) Papers

The colleciton consists of correspondence, writings, writings of others, notebooks, photographs, printed materials, and other papers by or relating to Gil J. Wolman. Correspondents include Noel Arnaud, Jean Louis Brau, Henri Chopin, Guy Debord, François Dufrêne, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Greil Marcus, Sarenco, and others. Writings include drafts for works including Duhring Duhring, L’Internationale Lettriste, and Wolman Résumé. Writings of others include works by Guy Debord, Isidore Isou, and others.

February 17, 2017

Price (Roberta) Papers and Photographs

The collection consists of photographs taken by Roberta Price of southwestern communes 1969 to 1970, including black and white and color prints, negatives, and transparencies. The collection also includes drafts, correspondence, and printed material relating to Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture; additional photographs; interviews and other born digital audiovisual materials; and other papers.

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

Brooks, (John Sawyer) Papers

The John Sawyer Brooks Papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and drawings, and other papers, most relating to missionaries and mission administration at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, 1851-1859. Also present are papers relating to missionaries in Queen's Bush Settlement, Ontario, 1846-1855, and to the Brooks family, 1850s-circa 2000.

February 3, 2017

January 27, 2017

Meserve-Kunhardt Collection

The Meserve-Kunhardt Collection chiefly consists of photographic material, as well as papers and realia that document the work of Frederick Hill Meserve. A collector and distributor of photographs from 1897 to his death in 1962, Meserve built an extensive collection of material related to Abraham Lincoln as well as other persons, sites, and events of the long nineteenth century. The collection also documents the stewardship and development of the collection from 1962 to 2015 by his descendants, especially his daughter, Dorothy Turner Meserve Kunhardt.

January 27, 2017

Jong (Jacqueline de) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs and other papers relating to the life and work of Jacqueline de Jong during the 1960s. The papers include extensive correspondence and other papers documenting the Situationist Times, the Internationale situationniste, and Gruppe SPUR. Correspondents include Pierre Alechinsky, Guy Atkins, Max Bucaille, Pol Bury, Lothar Fischer, Dieter Kunzelmann, Daniel Spoerri, and Hans-Peter Zimmer.

January 20, 2017

Legal Records Relating to Sinclair Lewis

Records maintained by Melville H. Cane (executor of Lewis's estate), Pincus Berner, Paul Gitlin, Eugene Winick and other attorneys affiliated with the New York City law firm of Ernst, Cane and Berner and its later iterations. In addition to correspondence between Lewis and his attorneys, the records include drafts and copies of Sinclair Lewis's will; correspondence and documents concerning his estate; records regarding his writings, including contracts and agreements; and permissions and rights inquiries handled by attorneys after Lewis's death.

December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016


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