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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 16, 2015

Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

The Kilpatrick collection of Cherokee manuscripts consists of material created and accumulated by Jack Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The material, entirely in the Cherokee syllabary, documents vernacular literacy in the Cherokee language, the practice of traditional medicine, social aspects of Christian religion and church organizations, dates and circumstances of death, funerary practices, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the Oklahoma Cherokee in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Chopin (Henri) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Henri Chopin Papers document the work and life of French avant-garde poet and musician Henri Chopin. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, subject files, writings relating to various publications, artwork, writings of others, photographs, audiovisual materials, and posters spanning the years 1948 to 2009.

Adams (Alexander) Writings on the American West

Typescripts with holograph annotations and corrections of Adams' books The Disputed Lands (Putnam, 1981); Geronimo: A Biography (Putnam, 1971); Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains (Putnam, 1973); and Sunlight and Storm: The Great American Plains (Putnam, 1977). A photocopy of Adams' TLS dated 1972 Jun 29, transmitting the typescript of Geronimo to Yale and commenting on the work, is filed in the first of the folders of that title. Bound galley proofs for Sitting Bull follow the typescript.

January 9, 2015

Williams (Chauncey Pratt) Writings on the American West

Writings by Chauncey Pratt Williams and others on the history of the American West. Includes research material, correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and published works by Williams, as well as published works by other writers. Williams' writings include works on the trappers Antoine Robidoux and Bill Williams; the United States General and United States Senator from New York Philip Schuyler; and the Western frontiersmen John Hoback and John Coulter. Also included are Western history publications, including Overland Monthly and The Old West Series.

December 26, 2014

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