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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.   

November 6, 2015

Cohen (Ira) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, photographs, artwork, objects, audiovisual materials, and electronic media the document the life and work of Ira Cohen. The papers include materials relating to other writers, artists, and groups including Ronnie Burk, Louise Landes-Levi, the Living Theatre, Gerard Malanga, Petra Vogt, Tom Weigel, various Beat generation writers, and others. Artwork includes mail art, paintings, drawings, screen prints, and posters.

November 6, 2015

Nevada Legislature Records

Manuscript Senate and Assembly bills of Nevada and related documentation, 1866-1901, documenting proposed, draft, and final versions of laws. Each bill includes annotations by the Clerk of the Assembly or the Secretary of the Senate tracing the successive stages of the bill: when introduced, reported in or out of committee, advanced to first, second, or third reading, ordered engrossed, tabled, voted upon, or otherwise made the subject of legislative action.

October 16, 2015

Neville (Richard) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, printed materials, artwork, audiovisual materials, and digital media by or related to Richard Neville. The papers document Neville's career as a writer and counterculture leader, especially his work on the Sydney and London versions of the underground magazine Oz. Scrapbooks, correspondence, transcripts, writings, and other papers document Neville's obscenity trials in Australia and England and later dramatizations of the trials.

October 16, 2015

Western Theater Souvenir Program Collection

The collection consists of souvenir theater programs for plays set in the trans-Mississippi West, dating from 1921 to 1994. Productions represented include dramas, comedies, and musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Bus Stop (1955), Flower Drum Song (1958), Show Boat (1948), and Zoot Suit (1979). The majority of the programs are from Broadway productions, and are dated by year of the New York opening when not indicated on the program.

September 4, 2015

Académie française autograph collection

Correspondence and other documents signed by circa 200 members of the Académie française, 1637-1926 and undated, assembled by an unidentified collector, possibly American autograph collector Howes Norris, Jr. (1867-1938), of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. Most are autograph letters, signed; other contents include literary writings, legal documents, and a few documents concerning administration of the Académie française. Many are accompanied by descriptions from vendor catalogs, engraved portraits, clippings, or notes of former owners.

September 4, 2015

Marston (Thomas E.) Family Papers

The Thomas E. Marston Family Papers contain Marston family correspondence and a small amount of material relating to Thomas E. Marston’s collecting of medieval and early modern books and manuscripts, and his association with the Yale University Library. Most family correspondence consists of letters to Julia Dale Ewart Marston from Josephine Sands Marston, 1938-1951, concerning family news; accompanying these are letters from Thomas E. Marston and their children, Josephine Ewart Marston and Thomas Marston, and photographs of the children.

September 4, 2015

Waddell (John) Collection of Mining Papers

The collection consists of manuscript and printed letters, prospectuses, and brochures describing oil and mining investment opportunities in Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona. The bulk of the collection concerns mining ventures in Colorado, and particularly well-represented companites include the Crosby-Ehrich Syndicate, the Jack Pot Mining Company, and Tucker, Ballard, and Company of Colorado Springs; the Ramsay C. Bogy Investment Company of Denver; and the Gold Coin Mining and Leasing Company of Victor.

September 4, 2015

Van Sinderen (Alfred White) collection of Charles Babbage

Correspondence of Charles Babbage, writings by Babbage, and other related papers collected by Alfred White Van Sinderen. Correspondence, circa 1810-1864 and undated, consists of autograph letters, signed, most from Babbage to colleagues, friends, and others; also present are a few letters to Babbage and third party letters. Correspondents include Alexander Dallas Bache; Michael Faraday; William Henry Fitton; Benjamin Hawes; Ada King, Countess of Lovelace; and Peter Mark Roget.

June 26, 2015

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