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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.   

June 16, 2017

Goldstone (Richard Henry) Papers

The papers document Richard Henry Goldstone's process of writing Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait (New York: Saturday Review Press, 1975). The collection includes photocopied and original correspondence between Goldstone and Wilder, Goldstone's research notes on Wilder's career and family life, and book reviews and correspondence in response to Goldstone's biography.

May 19, 2017

North West Company Voyageur Contracts

Forty-four printed contracts completed in manuscript, 1801-1821, between North West Company shareholding firms and voyageurs or laborers. Outfitters and destinations include: M'Tavish, Frobisher & Co., to Grand Portage, Rainy Lake, and Timiskaming, 1801 and 1806; Parker, Gerrard, Ogilvy & Co., to Michilimackinac, 18027; Alexander Mackenzie & Co., to Grand Portage and Rainy Lake, 1802; and M'Tavish, M'Gillivrays & Co., to Fort William, 1808-1821.

May 5, 2017

March 4, 2017

Tellefsen (Lisbet) Papers

The collection consists of material created and collected by Lisbet Tellefsen. Many of the materials center around the creation of Aché, which was first issued in 1989 as a journal and existed as a collective in the Bay Area until 1994. The rest of the materials generally relate to allied groups and other events that Tellefsen participated in and helped to organize, such as the National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference's Video Project.

March 4, 2017

Leviticus Lyon Papers

The Leviticus Lyon papers document the professional and personal activities of the tenor, music conductor and choral director. Letters, writings, drawings and photographs are included in this collection. Correspondence details the life of Leviticus Lyon from childhood to adulthood with personal letters from parents, siblings, and friends including the originally African American track and field athlete Howard P. Drew. Other correspondence includes letters from American blues musician W.C. Handy and Harlem lawyer Hubert T. Delany.

March 4, 2017

Rudolph Dunbar Papers

The Rudolph Dunbar Papers document the professional activities of clarinetist, conductor, music critic, teacher and journalist Rudolph Dunbar. Letters in the correspondence series include those from Coretta Scott King, Eslanda Robeson, and British member of parliament Robert Allan. Professional papers include press releases, Anti-African American propaganda that circulated in Germany during World War II, and printed programs for conducting performances by Dunbar.

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.

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