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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.   

June 16, 2017

Steichen Family Papers

The Steichen family papers consist of photographs, corresondence, writings, exhibition materials, legal papers, genealogical materials, audiovisual materials, digital media, and other papers relating to Edward J. Steichen and members of his family, including his wives Clara Smith Steichen, Dana Steichen, and Joanna T.

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.

May 5, 2017

March 4, 2017

Tellefsen (Lisbet) Papers

The collection consists of material created and collected by Lisbet Tellefsen. Many of the materials center around the creation of Aché, which was first issued in 1989 as a journal and existed as a collective in the Bay Area until 1994. The rest of the materials generally relate to allied groups and other events that Tellefsen participated in and helped to organize, such as the National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference's Video Project.

March 4, 2017

Leviticus Lyon Papers

The Leviticus Lyon papers document the professional and personal activities of the tenor, music conductor and choral director. Letters, writings, drawings and photographs are included in this collection. Correspondence details the life of Leviticus Lyon from childhood to adulthood with personal letters from parents, siblings, and friends including the originally African American track and field athlete Howard P. Drew. Other correspondence includes letters from American blues musician W.C. Handy and Harlem lawyer Hubert T. Delany.

March 4, 2017

Rudolph Dunbar Papers

The Rudolph Dunbar Papers document the professional activities of clarinetist, conductor, music critic, teacher and journalist Rudolph Dunbar. Letters in the correspondence series include those from Coretta Scott King, Eslanda Robeson, and British member of parliament Robert Allan. Professional papers include press releases, Anti-African American propaganda that circulated in Germany during World War II, and printed programs for conducting performances by Dunbar.

February 17, 2017

Wolman (Gil J.) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, writings of others, notebooks, photographs, printed materials, audiovisual 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.

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