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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 Beinecke Library finding aids now available online.   

June 6, 2014

McClintock (Walter) Papers

The papers and photographs in this collection document the history and customs of the Piegan Indians (also known as the Blackfeet Indians) in Montana, and their contact with Europeans and Anglo Americans. The collection provides detailed information about McClintock's photographic practice, as well as his public presentations about the Piegan Indians. A significant part of the collection records the development and production of "Poia", an opera based on Piegan Indian legends, composed by Arthur Finley Nevin, with a libretto by Randolph Hartley.

(Miller) Joaquin Collection

The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, and printed material documenting the life and career of American poet Joaquin Miller. Correspondence consists of Miller's outgoing letters; recipients include friends, family, editors, and publishers. The collection includes correspondence and clippings sent from Joaquin Miller's daughter, Juanita Joaquina Miller, to Laura Stedman. Autograph manuscripts and page proofs of several of Miller's poems can be found in the collection.

Strong (Austin) Papers

The Austin Strong Papers contain correspondence, theater scripts, artwork, notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, printed material, and professional and personal papers. The papers primarily document Strong's professional work as a playwright, stage designer, theater producer, author, artist, and landscape architect. A small amount of material documents his work as a volunteer air raid warden in the 1940s.

May 30, 2014

Foster (Thomas H.) and Catharine Osgood Foster Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Thomas H. Foster and Catharine Osgood Foster Papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, audiovisual material, and printed material that document the professional and personal lives of the Fosters. Material includes writings that relate to Thomas Foster's career as a literary critic and scout for Farrar, Straus, and to Catharine Foster's books on gardening; documentation of the couple's leadership in the area of environmental stewardship; and records of their bird watching activity.

American Historical Financial Documents Collection

Correspondence, accounts, receipts, checks, printed currency, circular letters, printed forms filled out in manuscript, and other printed material related to American finance and currency during and after the Revolutionary War. Correspondence includes letters by Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville; Albert Gallatin; John Gibson; Alexander Hamilton; Gouveneur Morris; Robert Morris, and Thomas Willing.

Locker-Lampson Correspondence, Frederick

Collection of over 2,000 letters, with a few manuscripts and family papers, consisting primarily of letters received by Frederick Locker-Lampson. In addition to substantial quantities of letters from members of his immediate and extended families, the collection contains letters from scores of English literary figures, including F. T. Palgrave, Simeon Solomon, James Gibbs, and Richard Garnett. There are also some single letters from Locker-Lampson's better-known literary friends, including Robert Browning, Tennyson, and Austin Dobson.

May 23, 2014

Natalini Superstudio Collection

The Natalini Superstudio Collection documents the career of Adolfo Natalini and the experimental group Superstudio. There is also abundant material relating to other radical architectural groups and projects of the 1960s and 1970s, including Archigram, Archizoom, 9999, and Global Tools. The collection consists of both manuscript and printed material.

Bailey (Laura) Collection of Gender and Transgender Materials

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Laura Bailey Collection of Gender and Transgender Materials consists of a broad range of visual materials, including photographs, postcards, and many types of printed ephemera; manuscript materials, and audiovisual materials. The collection is organized largely as it was received from Bailey, with many materials in binders according to category of gender or transgender culture or performance as assigned by Bailey.

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