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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.   

May 24, 2013

Overbrook Press Records

The Overbrook Press Records contain correspondence, office files, and production files documenting the operations and publications of the Overbrook Press. The records also hold small group of Frank Altschul's personal papers, a collection of printed material, mostly ephemera, published by peer presses, professional and private associations and clubs, and a group of type specimens from American and European typefounders.

March 8, 2013

Southern Review Records

The Southern Review records contain correspondence and other papers documenting activity at the influential literary journal from 1935 to 1943. Correspondence consists chiefly of original letters from authors and carbons of outgoing letters from the editors. Most incoming letters are addressed to the founding editors, Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, but there are letters to others as well, including Albert Erskine, Robert Lowell, and Charles W. Pipkin.

January 16, 2013

Barrie (J. M.) Collection

The J. M. Barrie Collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers relating to the life and work of the British author and playwright J. M. Barrie. The material was accrued by the Beinecke Library through gifts and purchases in the decades preceding 2011, and assembled into one collection in 2015.

January 16, 2013

Dreier (Katherine S.) Papers / Societe Anonyme Archive

The Katherine S. Dreier portion of the collection contains correspondence between Dreier and artists and friends (including Constantin Alajalov, David Burli︠u︡k, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Man Ray, and Ted Shawn); and art-related organizations (including the Arts Club of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art).There is some correspondence regarding art purchases and the packaging and shipping of art, such as that with George F. Of, Inc.; W. F. Collins & Co.; and W. S.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Hardy (Thomas) Collection

Autograph letters, signed, from Thomas Hardy to J. M. Barrie, Arthur Locker, Charles S. Prideaux, and others, with letters from his wives, Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy and Florence Emily Hardy; and writings by Hardy, including an autograph manuscript draft of his novel Far from the Madding Crowd and typescript proofs of a short story, "Spectre of the Real." Also includes a photograph of Hardy.

January 16, 2013

Berberova (Nina) Papers

The Nina Berberova Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, personal papers, memorabilia, and printed materials. The correspondence consists of personal letters from such famous Russian emigre writers and artists as Georgiĭ Adamovich, Ivan Bunin, Zinaida Gippius, Roman Gulʹ, Georgiĭ Ivanov,Aleksandr Kuprin, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Alekseĭ Remizov, Gleb Struve, Marina T︠S︡vetaeva, Boris and Vera Zaĭt︠s︡ev. There are 67 letters and 9 cards from Khodasevich to Berberova, written during the 1920s and 1930s.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Dillard (Annie) Papers

The Annie Dillard Papers document the work and life of writer Annie Dillard. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, drafts of writings, notebooks and diaries, teaching materials, drawings, photographs, printed materials, audiovisual materials, computer disks, personal effects, and personal papers. The bulk of the collection consists of Dillard's writings and correspondence.

January 16, 2013

Stenzel (Frank R. and Kathryn M.) Research Files on Western American Art

The research files consist of correspondence, printed material, writings, documents, and photographs documenting the art collection and writings of Portland, Oregon collectors Franz and Kathryn Stenzel. The collection includes files on over 1000 artists, compiled as the Stenzels built their collection of Northwestern American art and conducted research for publication. It includes extensive files for artists James Madison Alden, E. S.


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