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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.   

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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