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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.   

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

December 23, 2016

Gamzu (Haim) Collection of Israeli Theater

The Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater includes production programs, newspaper clippings and other printed material; production photographs; and posters. The material documents the development of theatrical production in Israel from the 1920s through the 1950s. Theaters represented include Habimah, Hamatateh, Ohel, Te'atron ha-Kameri shel Tel-Aviv, and others. Additional material includes photographs and printed material about Israeli actor Ari Kutai, and caricature drawings of prominent Israeli figures by Ze'ev.

Prints and drawings of Viennese and Austrian scenes

Collection of European topical prints and drawings by various artists and printers, some unidentified, created circa 1600 through 1904. The bulk of the collection consists of urban and rural scenes and cityscapes, primarily in Vienna, as well as other Austrian cities and towns and some cities in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Subjects of prints and drawings include churches, buildings, public works, palaces and castles, public squares, parks and gardens, and train stations in Vienna.

December 23, 2016

Achurch (Janet) and Charles Charrington Correspondence

Autograph manuscript letters, signed, of Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington and their correspondents. Letters concern casting of theatrical productions; investing in theatrical projects; Charrington's involvement in the Fabian Society; and other professional and domestic topics. Correspondents include George Henry Boughton, Stopford Augustus Brooke, Charles H. E. Brookfield, Harley Granville-Barker, St.

December 17, 2016

Galerie Jacques Benador archive

The Galerie Jacques Benador Archive, which spans 1932-2015, contains writings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed material, artworks, and other papers related to Jacques Benador, the D. Benador Gallery, and the Jacques Benador Gallery. Jacques Benador’s personal papers—which include a large number of photographs--make up the bulk of the collection, documenting Benador’s personal and professional relationships with artists and critics of the postwar European avant-garde, as well as events at both galleries he oversaw.

December 12, 2016

Lonesome Dove Production Records

Production records for the 1989 Lonesome Dove television miniseries, produced by Dyson Lovell of Motown Productions for CBS Inc. and starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, and Frederic Forrest. The records include financial and budgetary files, as well as files on the cast and crew, including headshots of prospective cast members and information on prospective directors, editors, composers, and photographers.

December 2, 2016

Alaska Manuscripts Collection

This collection encompasses accessions of single letters and small groups of letters and other manuscripts pertaining to the history of Alaska, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. Letters and documents discuss travel in Alaska, interactions with Native Alaskans, the Alaska gold rush, the fur industry, surveying, business operations, and naval service. Also includes one photograph of the U.S.S. Pinta. Additional detail about the contents of individual groups of material can be found in the finding aid.

November 18, 2016

Alexander (Michael) Papers

The papers document the personal and professional life of Michael Alexander, who focused on Ezra Pound's works and influence on other writers during his career. The collection includes submission drafts for Alexander's book, The Sons of Ezra: British Poets and Ezra Pound; correspondence with writers and other colleagues including Ezra Pound, Peter Whigham, and Peter Russell; and publication information for The Sons of Ezra.

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