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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.

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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.

Warner (Jonathan) papers

Papers of Jonathan Warner and his family of Jefferson in Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1836-1887. Correspondence documents the activities of Warner's immediate and extended family, and documents their opinions on sectionalism and slavery. The collection includes letters written by his brother, George Washington Warner, which document his emigration to California in 1852, as well as his activities in Washington Territory and Idaho Territory until 1865.

Jacquard (Weaving Treatises)

Sixteen manuscript treatises on weaving with Jacquard looms, containing instructions, illustrations of looms, cloth swatches, thread samples, and punch card patterns. Fifteen treatises in French were created by students for coursework at the École de tissage de Lyon, France, 1855-1947, some including printed descriptions of Jacquard and Verdol looms, technical drawings of looms, and diagrams of punch cards.

Cadwell Family Correspondence

Letters to Louie Earl Williams of Buckeye, California, and Reno, Nevada, chiefly from her sister and brother-in-law, Julia Earl Cadwell and Edwin Cadwell, that discuss farm and social life in Crawford County, Iowa, 1870-1893. The collection also includes letters by other family members and friends, including Jennie Ann Huckstep and Ella Jefferson. Many letters are addressed to her parents, Asa Colton Earl and Nancy Weakley Allred Earl. A few letters are written to her husband, William J. Williams.

Hook (W. E.) Photographs of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas

Photographs collected by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library that document the photography of W. E. Hook, 1885-1908. The collection chiefly includes photographs of sites in Colorado, as well as some images of New Mexico and Texas. Photographs in the collection document the different presentation methods used by Hook to market his images, including cabinet photographs, as well as the variant titles he used in negatives and on photographic mounts.

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