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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.   

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 singer, music conductor and choral director. Letters, writings, illustrations 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 titled "world's fastest human," African American Olympic track star Howard P. Drew. Other correspondence includes letters from blues legend W.C.

March 4, 2017

Rudolph Dunbar Papers

The Rudolph Dunbar Papers document the professional activities of clarinetist, conductor, music critic, teacher and journalist Rudolph Dunbar. Series in this collection include Correspondence, Professional Papers, Photographs and Other Papers. Among those represented in the correspondence series include Coretta Scott King, Eslanda Robeson, and British parliament member Robert Allan. Professional papers include press releases, German propaganda of African Americans during World War II, and music programs from Dunbar's performancesas a music conductor.

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.

February 17, 2017

Price (Roberta) Papers and Photographs

The collection consists of photographs taken by Roberta Price of southwestern communes, 1969 to 1970, including black and white and color prints, negatives, and transparencies. The collection also includes drafts, correspondence, and printed material relating to Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture; additional photographs; interviews and other born digital audiovisual materials; and other papers.

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

Brooks, (John Sawyer) Papers

The John Sawyer Brooks Papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and drawings, and other papers, most relating to missionaries and mission administration at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, 1851-1859. Also present are papers relating to the Mount Pleasant Mission in Peel Township, Ontario, 1846-1855, and to the Brooks family, 1850s-circa 2000.

February 3, 2017

January 27, 2017

Meserve-Kunhardt Collection

The Meserve-Kunhardt Collection chiefly consists of photographic material, as well as papers and realia that document the work of Frederick Hill Meserve. A collector and distributor of photographs from 1897 to his death in 1962, Meserve built an extensive collection of material related to Abraham Lincoln as well as other persons, sites, and events of the long nineteenth century. The collection also documents the stewardship and development of the collection from 1962 to 2015 by his descendants, especially his daughter, Dorothy Turner Meserve Kunhardt.

January 27, 2017

Jong (Jacqueline de) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs and other papers relating to the life and work of Jacqueline de Jong during the 1960s. The papers include extensive correspondence and other papers documenting the Situationist Times, the Internationale situationniste, and Gruppe SPUR. Correspondents include Pierre Alechinsky, Guy Atkins, Max Bucaille, Pol Bury, Lothar Fischer, Dieter Kunzelmann, Daniel Spoerri, and Hans-Peter Zimmer.

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