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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 23, 2016

Gamzu (Haim) Collection of Israeli Theater

The Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater includes production programs, newspaper clippings and other printed material; production photographs; and posters. The material documents the development of theatrical production in Israel from the 1920s through the 1950s. Theaters represented include Habimah, Hamatateh, Ohel, Te'atron ha-Kameri shel Tel-Aviv, and others. Additional material includes photographs and printed material about Israeli actor Ari Kutai, and caricature drawings of prominent Israeli figures by Ze'ev.

Prints and drawings of Viennese and Austrian scenes

Collection of European topical prints and drawings by various artists and printers, some unidentified, created circa 1600 through 1904. The bulk of the collection consists of urban and rural scenes and cityscapes, primarily in Vienna, as well as other Austrian cities and towns and some cities in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Subjects of prints and drawings include churches, buildings, public works, palaces and castles, public squares, parks and gardens, and train stations in Vienna.

December 23, 2016

Achurch (Janet) and Charles Charrington Correspondence

Autograph manuscript letters, signed, of Janet Achurch and Charles Charrington and their correspondents. Letters concern casting of theatrical productions; investing in theatrical projects; Charrington's involvement in the Fabian Society; and other professional and domestic topics. Correspondents include George Henry Boughton, Stopford Augustus Brooke, Charles H. E. Brookfield, Harley Granville-Barker, St.

December 17, 2016

Galerie Jacques Benador archive

The Galerie Jacques Benador Archive, which spans 1932-2015, contains writings, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, printed material, artworks, and other papers related to Jacques Benador, the D. Benador Gallery, and the Jacques Benador Gallery. Jacques Benador’s personal papers—which include a large number of photographs--make up the bulk of the collection, documenting Benador’s personal and professional relationships with artists and critics of the postwar European avant-garde, as well as events at both galleries he oversaw.

December 12, 2016

Lonesome Dove Production Records

Production records for the 1989 Lonesome Dove television miniseries, produced by Dyson Lovell of Motown Productions for CBS Inc. and starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, and Frederic Forrest. The records include financial and budgetary files, as well as files on the cast and crew, including headshots of prospective cast members and information on prospective directors, editors, composers, and photographers.

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

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 many 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.

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