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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.   

September 5, 2014

Melchior-Bonnet (Christian) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Christian Melchior-Bonnet Papers contain literary correspondence and writings of authors associated with Melchior-Bonnet. Most correspondence consists of letters to Melchior-Bonnet concerning his editoral work for Le Petit Journal and Flammarion; some is accompanied by outgoing carbons, or related memoranda and notes by Melchior-Bonnet, photographs, clippings, or other printed material.

Robinson (Edward Arlington) Collection

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Correspondence, writings, and a photograph documenting the work of Edwin Arlington Robinson. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of Robinson's poetry; correspondence with Lawrence W. Lamm, Lucius Beebe, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, and other correspondents; and a typescript draft of and correspondence pertaining to C. Beecher Hogan's A Bibliography of Edwin Arlington Robinson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1936). Also includes a copy of Robinson's high school graduation photograph.

Graves (Robert), William S. Reese Collection of

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Papers relating to English author Robert Graves and his literary and social circle, collected by William S. Reese. The papers contain correspondence, 1916-1987 and undated, most autograph letters, signed, from Graves to correspondents including Desmond Flower, Dorothy Hutchinson, Ward Hutchinson, Violet McCormack, Walter McCormack, W. S. Merwin, Albert R.

Bryher Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The papers document the personal life and literary career of Bryher. Her extensive correspondence includes letters from H. D., Robert MacAlmon, Kenneth MacPherson, Norman Holmes Pearson, Sylvia Beach, Norman Douglas, Horace Gregory, Islay Lyons, and Edith Sitwell, and from many other figures in the fields of literature, psychoanalysis, and film.

Gilman (O. B. and Sarah Dow Gilman) Papers

The O. B. Gilman and Sarah Dow Gilman Papers contain correspondence, including incoming letters and outgoing carbons relating to O. B. Gilman's businesses, 1915-1920s, and to Idhahurst Kennels, the Cocker Spaniel Breeders' Club of New England, and other dog breeding organizations, 1930s-1947, including correspondence with Leon F. Whitney, veterinarian, executive secretary of the American Eugenics Society, and donor of taxidermy mounts of show dogs to Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History; accounts and other papers relating to O. B.

Levi (Ezio) Papers

The Ezio Levi Papers consist of autograph manuscript and typescript writings and notes about Italian and Spanish literature and art, with related correspondence, printed articles, and photographs, 1910s-1940s and undated; biographical information about Levi and Flora Aghib Levi D'Ancona, undated; legal documents and correspondence relating to their immigration to the United States, 1930s-1940s; other correspondence, 1910s-1949, most relating to Levi's academic career in the United States; and lantern slides, possibly made by Ferdinando Lembo, of works of art in the St

August 22, 2014

Ruskin (John) Collection

The John Ruskin Collection contains correspondence, writings, artwork, and other material relating to the life and career of the Victorian author and art critic John Ruskin. Major correspondents include his parents, John James Ruskin and Margaret Cox Ruskin; George Allen; Edward Clayton; William Graham; Henry Jowett; Robert C. Leslie; Frederic Maynard; Susanna Miller; Sir John Naesmyth and Lady Naesmyth; Edward B. Nicholson; William Roscoe Osler; Harriette Rigbye; and Mrs. Arthur Stannard (who published as John Strange Winter).

August 15, 2014

Hawks Family Papers Relating to Business Ventures in the American West

Correspondence and financial records of the Hawks family's business ventures in the American West. Correspondence among William Edward Hawks, Sr., Samuel Brown Hawks, William Edward Hawks, Jr., William S. Hawks, and George M. Hawks documents the family's management of its companies, including Louisiana's Monroe Water Works and Light Company, the Monroe Plumbing Company, Illinois's Marseilles Water Power Company, New Mexico's Raton Water Works Company, and the Soda Springs Land and Cattle Company.

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.

Theatre Guild Archive

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Theatre Guild Archive consists of a variety of materials that document the history of the Theatre Guild from its earliest productions in 1919 through theatre and film projects in the 1980s and 1990s.

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