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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.   

January 15, 2013

Schlein (Miriam) Papers

The collection consists primarily of writings, including drafts and manuscripts, and research material, as well as correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, slides, phonographic records and other material. The collection documents Miriam Schlein's career as a children's author and her process of researching and writing books on natural history and related topics.

Bennett (Arnold) Collection

Writings and correspondence by Arnold Bennett. Correspondence consists of letters by Bennett to others, including 70 to Frank Vernon, and 5 letters to Bennett from John Van Druten, accompanied by carbon typescript copies of Bennett's replies. The Writings include drafts of novels, essays, reviews, and playscripts by Bennett, production notes for the play "Cupid and Commonsense," and a memorandum of agreement concerning the production of the play "The Love Match."

Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series

Sound recordings on compact discs, audio cassettes, fliers, pamphlets and broadsides documenting the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. The collection includes recordings and printed material generated by annual Yale student poetry readings; a videocassette and printed material related to the Bollingen Prize Readings at Center Church in September 2002; and recordings and publicity materials for readings by established and published contemporary American poets from 2002 to 2006.

Byron (Robert) Papers

The Robert Byron Papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, and other material that document his work as a writer and art critic. The Papers provide evidence of Byron's travels and writing career as well as his work as a propagandist during World War II.

Wright (Richard) Papers

The Richard Wright Papers contain manuscripts, correspondence with other writers such as Nelson Algren, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Gunnar Myrdal and Margaret Walker, photographs, financial and legal documents and printed materials relating to the life and work of Richard Wright. Included are drafts of such works as Black Boy and Native Son, photographs of trips to Spain and Ghana, various items of personal memorabilia such as Wright's Spingarn Medal, and a film of Wright's screen test for the movie version of "Native Son".

Wilk (Max) Papers

The collection consists of typescript drafts of books, plays, screenplays, radio plays, teleplays, and notes, transcripts of interviews, and other research materials relating to Wilk's various writing projects; correspondence with friends, professional colleagues, and research subjects; scrapbooks; audiovisual material; printed material including magazines, books, and stage production programs of shows he wrote or attended; posters; music scores; and other materials documenting Wilk's literary and show business career.

August 2, 2012

Edwards (Jonathan) Collection

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, documents, printed materials, photographs, and artifacts documenting the lives and work of Jonathan Edwards and his family. Jonathan Edwards' papers contain the great majority of his surviving manuscripts. These include over one thousand sermons; private theological and philosophical notebooks, including the nine volume "Miscellanies" and four volume "Notes on the Scripture;" Edwards'interleaved Bible.

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