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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.   

November 14, 2014

November 7, 2014

Byrd (Don) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, sketchbooks, notebooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and other papers that document the work and social circle of poet Don Byrd. Notable correspondents include Charles Bernstein, Clayton Eshleman, Susan Howe, Gerrit Lansing, Paul Metcalf, and Jed Rasula. Photographs include color and black and white portraits of Byrd and other poets. Audiovisual materials consist of audiorecordings made by Byrd of poets including John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Gerrit Lansing, Paul Metcalf, Charles Olson, and others.

October 31, 2014

Ford (Paul Leicester) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers of the American historian and author Paul Leicester Ford. The correspondence is largely professional and documents Ford's work as an editor, historian, bibliographer, novelist and playwright. Ford's correspondents include John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Rudyard Kipling, and S. Weir Mitchell; earlier letters written to others by James Fennimore Cooper and Jared Sparks are also present.

October 24, 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.

Nabokov (Nicolas) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Correspondence, music, and writings, most 1928-1930s or 1960s-1970s, with some later correspondence and notes of Dominque Nabokov. Most correspondence is with musicians, including Pierre Boulez, Paul Collaer, Roger Désormière, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Aram Khachaturian, Lina Prokofiev, Igor Markevitch, Igor Stravinsky, and Virgil Thomson. Other correspondents include Vladimir Nabokov and members of the Nabokov family, 1932-1977.

October 10, 2014

Pickens (William) Papers

Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens. Writings of Pickens and others on African-American culture, emancipation and civil rights are present, as are scrapbooks, ephemera, and commemorative items documenting Pickens' academic accomplishments, including with Phi Beta Kappa, career as a civil servant in the United States Savings Bonds Program of the Treasury Department, and civil rights activist. Photographs of Pickens' Yale College class and of Pickens at an unidentified 1948 reception for W. E. B.

Cave Canem Records

The Cave Canem Records contain correspondence (including electronic mail), organizational records, photographs, financial records, computer files, and audiovisual recordings that document the activities of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. and its founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady. The organization's governance, fundraising, publicity, and operations are documented as well as its publishing activity, fellowship program, and Legacy Conversations series, which features poets and scholars who have played historic roles in African American poetry.

October 3, 2014

Hoban (Lillian) Papers

The collection consists of writings, drawings, posters, correspondence, other papers, and audiovisual materials. The writings and drawings document Lillian Hoban's career as a children's author and illustrator, including the Frances and Arthur books and her many collaborations with other authors including Miriam Cohen and Johanna Hurwitz. Audiovisual materials and born digital electronic media include interviews with Hoban and her then husband Russell Hoban.

August 15, 2014

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records of California Lodges

Financial records and receipts, account books, membership records, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, circulars, and ephemera generated by the activities of the Charity Lodge No. 6 of Stockton and the Hanford Lodge, the Lady of the Lake Rebekah Lodge No. 111, and the Lucerne Lodge (all located in Hanford), as well as other California-based Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodges and encampments.

August 8, 2014

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

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