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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.   

June 29, 2016

Hokinson (Helen E.) cartoons for the New Yorker

The collection consists of more than 340 cartoons, cover drawings, and concept sketches in ink, pencil, watercolor, crayon, and charcoal on paper that were created for The New Yorker magazine by Helen E. Hokinson. The drawings that are dated range from 1926 to 1949, but in general the works are chiefly from the 1930s and 1940s. The drawings were captioned by James Reid Parker, and some have notes attached from James M. Geraghty, art editor at The New Yorker.

June 24, 2016

Crane (Walter) collection

The collection contains sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters by and to the English illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent are the original drawings for two of Crane's illustrated books, Queen Summer, or the Tourney of the Lily and the Rose (London: Cassell Co., 1891) and A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (New York and London: Harper and Bros., 1899). Correspondents include Kineton Parkes and Frederic Shields.

June 24, 2016

Patterson (Catharine T.) collection of Walter Crane

The collection contains original sketches, drawings, proof sheets, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters from and to the British illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent material includes correspondence, drawings, and proofs related to Crane's commission to illustrate A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1893), and a group of unpublished illustrated storybooks he created for his children Beatrice, Lionel, and Lancelot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 13, 2015

Komunyakaa (Yusef) Papers

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, writings of others, other papers, printed materials, audiovisual materials, and electronic media that document the life and work of African American poet Yusef Komunyakaa. The writings and correspondence are intermixed with writings of others and other papers that collectively document Komunyakaa's poetry, writings, teaching, and personal life. Printed materials include clippings, writings by Komunyakaa, and promotional materials.


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