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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.   

August 15, 2014

Gallup (Donald Clifford) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Correspondence, writings, research files, personal papers, photographs, printed material and other papers documenting both the professional and personal activities of Donald Gallup as scholarly bibliographer, editor, curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature, and book and manuscript collector on his own account.

Hawks Family Papers Relating to Business Ventures in the American West

Correspondence and financial records of the Hawks family's business ventures in the American West. Correspondence among William Edward Hawks, Sr., Samuel Brown Hawks, William Edward Hawks, Jr., William S. Hawks, and George M. Hawks documents the family's management of its companies, including Louisiana's Monroe Water Works and Light Company, the Monroe Plumbing Company, Illinois's Marseilles Water Power Company, New Mexico's Raton Water Works Company, and the Soda Springs Land and Cattle Company.

Theatre Guild Archive

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Theatre Guild Archive consists of a variety of materials that document the history of the Theatre Guild from its earliest productions in 1919 through theatre and film projects in the 1980s and 1990s.

August 8, 2014

Western Americana Card Photograph File

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: This collection consists of card photographs of various sizes and formats, as well as unmounted photographic prints, circa 1851-1965. The collection documents a broad range of commercial photography between 1860 and 1910, mainly created by regional operators and traveling photographers. The collection also includes examples by renowned photographers, such as Frank Jay Haynes, William Henry Jackson, Alexander Martin, Charles Roscoe Savage, Isaiah West Taber, and Carleton E. Watkins.

Chelsea records

Manuscripts by authors, translators, and artists, submitted to Chelsea during editorship of Sona Raiziss and Alfredo de Palchi, encompassing issues 20/21 (1966)-82/83 (2007), with related author contracts, photographs, issue drafts and proofs, and digital files; similar materials for books published by Chelsea Editions, 1990s-2010s; Chelsea editorial meeting minutes and other administrative files, including digital files; correspondence between Chelsea contributors and Raiziss, de Palchi, and associate editors and guest editors including Andrea Lockett, Richard Foeres

August 1, 2014

Dobson (Silvia) Papers

Collection contains letters from American poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) to Silvia Dobson, letters from the British author Bryher to Silvia Dobson and her siblings Mervyn and Norah Dobson, as well as copies of several letters from Silvia to Bryher and letters from Kenneth Macpherson. Letters from H.D. document her life in Switzerland and London for nearly thirty years and include information about H.D.'s analysis with Sigmund Freud.

July 25, 2014

Wolf (David) Collection of American Musical Theater

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of stage and film scripts and musical theater librettos, including early versions of Stephen Sondheim's unproduced musical Saturday Night (circa 1954) through Assassins (1990), as well as early versions of Harold Prince shows beginning with Cabaret (1966); audio recordings of musical theater and film productions, performances by individual singers, and interviews and presentations by directors, composers, and performers; and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, production programs, an

Bry (Doris) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of correspondence, publication material, art work, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating to Doris Bry's editorial projects and professional association with Georgia O'Keeffe.

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