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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.   

May 6, 2016

April 22, 2016

Cook (Grace Linton) Papers About W. J. Linton

The collection primarily consists of material about or by W. J. Linton, including some of his writings and examples of his engravings which were inherited or collected by his granddaughter Grace Linton Cook. Also present is a small group of personal papers of Cook, her father Edmund Wade Linton, and her aunt Ellen (“Nellie”) Linton, a published short story by E. Lynn Linton, and portrait photographs of W. J. Linton, his son Edmund Wade Linton, and daughter-in-law Carrie E. Callender Linton.

April 8, 2016

Sassoon (Siegfried) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, a scrapbook, and other papers by or related to Siegfried Sassoon. Spanning from the beginning of the first World War to Sassoon's death in 1967, the papers document his writings, including the novel Sherston's Progress, the poetry collections Satirical Poems and The Heart's Journey, and other works.

April 8, 2016

Linnell (John) Tracings of illustrations by William Blake for Dante's Divina Commedia.

The collection consists of a series of tracings by John Linnell of 99 of the 102 drawings made by William Blake to illustrate Dante's Divina Commedia. The drawings are mounted on sheets of heavy paper measuring 61 x 48 cm. According to Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, by Martin Butlin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981), Linnell made the tracings in January and February 1831. Missing from the set are tracings of Blake's images number 12 (Butlin 812.12), number 15 (Butlin 812.16), and number 50 (Butlin 812.102).

March 18, 2016

Howe (Hezekiah) papers

The Hezekiah Howe Papers consist of fifteen bound volumes of manuscript records documenting three bookselling firms in New Haven, Connecticut, in which Howe was partner or owner: Beers & Howe, Howe & DeForest, and Hezekiah Howe & Co. The volumes include four bookshop inventories (1812, 1815, 1832, 1835) and four letter books (1811-1818 and 1833-1838), with financial records consisting of two ledgers (1829-1837), two journals (1831-1838), a day book (1832-1841), and two waste books (1832-1841).

March 4, 2016

Allen, Nathaniel T. Collection

The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers of educator and social reformer Nathaniel T. Allen, and biographical and research materials about him. Manuscripts in each series are accompanied by additional photocopied materials, some annotated by an unidentified researcher; for most, locations of originals are unidentified.

December 4, 2015

November 27, 2015

Lyons (Donald) Papers

The Donald Lyons papers consist of writings by Lyons, including film and theater criticism; personal and business correspondence, including letters from Danny Fields and Roger Darrobers; notebooks; personal papers and artwork; academic papers; photographs of friends, including Edie Sedgwick; videocassettes of appearances by Lyons on the television programs “Theater Talk” and “Inside Broadway;" and computer files.

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.

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