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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.   

May 2, 2014

Rorty (James) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: Manuscripts, printed works, correspondence, and professional papers of the writer James Rorty. The Writings series includes Rorty's typescript and manuscript essays on social issues, civil rights, and political activism, two of his poems, and printed works. The Correspondence series includes three typed letters between Rorty's wife Winifred Rorty and Matthew Josephson; letters between Rorty and Jerré E.

Lawrence (D. H.) Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, agreements and contracts, photographs and artwork. The material documents Lawrence's writing career, his relationships with friends and publishers, and his travels in New Mexico, Mexico and Europe. Included is correspondence between his wife, Frieda Lawrence, and their mutual friends, and records relating to the rights to D. H. Lawrence's works after his death.

April 18, 2014

April 4, 2014

Mayer (Elizabeth) and Wolfgang Sauerländer Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists of letters to Elizabeth Mayer and Wolfgang Sauerländer concerning their translation and editorial work, with related reports and legal documents relating to business operations of Pantheon Books, Random House, and the Bollingen Foundation. Many letters concern Mayer's and Sauerländer's personal and professional relationships with Kurt and Helen Wolff.

February 28, 2014

Sackville-West (Vita) Papers

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, business and estate records, writings, lectures, and gardening papers. Correspondents include family members such as Lionel Edward Sackville-West, Victoria Sackville, Harold Nicolson, and Nigel Nicolson, and friends and lovers including Rosamund Grosvenor, Hilda Matheson, Gwen St. Aubyn, and Christopher St. John. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts for works including the novels The Edwardians and All Passion Spent.

February 7, 2014

McFee (William) Collection

The William McFee Collection contains correspondence between McFee and literary colleagues, publishers, friends, and family; third-party correspondence concerning McFee, his family, and his friendship with James T. Babb; autograph manuscript or typescript drafts for most of McFee's novels, and for short stories, essays, books reviews, and poems; autograph manuscript diaries, 1911-1963; writings of others, including Margery Allingham and Beatrice Allender McFee; photographs of McFee and others; drawings of McFee and illustrations for his writings by Arthur J.

January 25, 2013

Dobson (Austin) Collection

The Austin Dobson collection contains letters by and to Dobson; autograph manuscripts, typescripts and proofs of works by Dobson, including poems, essays, and biographical sketches; notes and notebooks; and manuscript and printed material related to Dobson's research concerning William Hogarth. Boxes 1-4 hold letters by and to Dobson. These consist almost entirely of letters by Dobson, and recipients include: C. B. Foote; H. Buxton Freeman; Edmund Gosse; William Heinemann; E. V. Lucas; Sir Bernard Partridge; the firm of Kegan Paul; George Saintsbury; and R. F.

January 15, 2013

Koch (Frederick R.) Collection

The Frederick R. Koch Collection consists of musical, literary, and historical materials collected by Frederick R. Koch, principally through purchases at public auctions, 1979-1986. Including individual items, concentrations of related materials, and several extensive archives, the collection is a broad and deep resource for study of the lives and works of a range of composers, authors, and other historical figures.

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