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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.   

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.

November 18, 2016

Goodell (Larry) Papers

The Larry Goodell papers, which span from 1954 to 2016, contain correspondence, writings, business records, posters, audiovisual materials, electronic media, printed material, and other papers by or related to Larry Goodell and Duende Press. The papers contain writings of Larry Goodell as well as correspondence, poetry, and other writings from poets with whom Goodell had personal relationships or business connections through Duende Press.

October 21, 2016

Etter (Patricia A.) Research Files for California Odyssey

Research files for Patricia A. Etter's publication of California Odyssey (Norman, Okla.: Arthur H. Clark Co., 2009), William R. Goulding's journal documenting his 1849 journey to California. Includes subject files pertaining to Goulding and his work as a physician; Etter's correspondence with coeditor Howard Lamar and William Goulding's descendant Warwick Goulding; maps pertaining to and photographs of Goulding; and a computer disk of notes on and photographs of Goulding.

June 29, 2016

Linton (W. J.) collection

The collection consists of the papers of author and wood engraver W. J. Linton, including personal and professional correspondence, writings by and about Linton, drawings and prints, personal papers, and other papers covering Linton's life and work in England and the United States. The papers are primarily those inherited by his daughters Ellen Wade Linton and Margaret Linton Mather, with additions from family friends.

June 29, 2016

Hokinson (Helen E.) cartoons for the New Yorker

The collection consists of more than 340 cartoons, cover drawings, and concept sketches in ink, pencil, watercolor, crayon, and charcoal on paper that were created for The New Yorker magazine by Helen E. Hokinson. The drawings that are dated range from 1926 to 1949, but in general the works are chiefly from the 1930s and 1940s. The drawings were captioned by James Reid Parker, and some have notes attached from James M. Geraghty, art editor at The New Yorker.

June 24, 2016

Glück (Louise) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, writings of others, ephemera, photographs, and artwork. Correspondence spans Glück's career and includes poets Steven Berg, Robert Pinsky, C. K. Williams, and others, as well as family correspondence. Writings include individual poems and drafts of collections including Ararat, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, and Vita Nova. Writings of others include works by numerous writers including Berg, Frank Bidart, Kathryn Davis, Pinsky, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Williams.

June 24, 2016

Crane (Walter) collection

The collection contains sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters by and to the English illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent are the original drawings for two of Crane's illustrated books, Queen Summer, or the Tourney of the Lily and the Rose (London: Cassell Co., 1891) and A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (New York and London: Harper and Bros., 1899). Correspondents include Kineton Parkes and Frederic Shields.

June 24, 2016

Patterson (Catharine T.) collection of Walter Crane

The collection contains original sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters from and to the British illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent material includes correspondence, drawings, and proofs related to Crane's commission to illustrate A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1893), and a group of unpublished illustrated storybooks he created for his children Beatrice, Lionel, and Lancelot.

May 6, 2016

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