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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.   

August 8, 2014

Western Americana Card Photograph File

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: This collection consists of card photographs of various sizes and formats, as well as unmounted photographic prints, circa 1851-1965. The collection documents a broad range of commercial photography between 1860 and 1910, mainly created by regional operators and traveling photographers. The collection also includes examples by renowned photographers, such as Frank Jay Haynes, William Henry Jackson, Alexander Martin, Charles Roscoe Savage, Isaiah West Taber, and Carleton E. Watkins.

Chelsea records

Manuscripts by authors, translators, and artists, submitted to Chelsea during editorship of Sona Raiziss and Alfredo de Palchi, encompassing issues 20/21 (1966)-82/83 (2007), with related author contracts, photographs, issue drafts and proofs, and digital files; similar materials for books published by Chelsea Editions, 1990s-2010s; Chelsea editorial meeting minutes and other administrative files, including digital files; correspondence between Chelsea contributors and Raiziss, de Palchi, and associate editors and guest editors including Andrea Lockett, Richard Foeres

July 25, 2014

Bry (Doris) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of correspondence, publication material, art work, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating to Doris Bry's editorial projects and professional association with Georgia O'Keeffe.

July 4, 2014

Clemens (Samuel Langhorne) Collection

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection provides insight into the life and career of Clemens, American author and lecturer also known by his pseudonym Mark Twain. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed material. The collection contains drafts, research notes, printed versions, and contracts, which document Clemens' creative process and writing career.

June 27, 2014

Selden (Albert) Papers

The collection consists of material documenting Albert Selden's career as a composer and producer of musical and dramatic theater productions including typescript and manuscript playscripts and music scores by Selden; scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings and memorabilia relating to Selden's family and his theatrical career including Man of La Mancha and the Goodspeed Opera House; production window cards and programs; and published songbooks and music scores.

May 30, 2014

Foster (Thomas H.) and Catharine Osgood Foster Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The Thomas H. Foster and Catharine Osgood Foster Papers contain correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, audiovisual material, and printed material that document the professional and personal lives of the Fosters. Material includes writings that relate to Thomas Foster's career as a literary critic and scout for Farrar, Straus, and to Catharine Foster's books on gardening; documentation of the couple's leadership in the area of environmental stewardship; and records of their bird watching activity.

May 23, 2014

Morgan (Lady Sydney ), James Marshall Osborn Collection of

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Comprised chiefly of letters to Morgan from friends and admirers, including Anne Jane Gore Hamilton, Joseph Atkinson, Charles Babbage, John Bowring, Richard Burgess, Henry Fothergill Chorley, Richard Ford, Catherine Grace Frances Moody Gore, Richard James Lane, Thomas Charles Morgan, Roderick Impey Murchison, Richard Phillips, Cyrus Redding, Marmion W. Savage, Horace Smith, Joseph Cooper Walker, and Thomas Wallace.

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