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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.   

January 15, 2013

Hartley (Marsden) Collection

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the personal and professional affairs of Modernist-era painter Marsden Hartley. Writings contain notes and drafts, autograph and typescript, for numerous writings, chiefly essays. Correspondence is spread out over the many groupings in the collection and features large files of outgoing letters to Norma Berger, Hartley's niece, Carl Sprinchorn, and Adelaide S. Kuntz, as well as incoming letters from artists, writers, cultural figures, and institutions.

Speck (William A.) Collection of Goetheana: Theater Ephemera

The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Theater Ephemera consists of eighteenth- through twentieth-century theater playbills, programs, broadsides, posters, and other ephemera documenting performances of plays, operas, magic and puppet shows, burlesques and lectures based on works by Goethe (primarily Faust) and other German and European writers and composers.

Kahn (Michael) Papers

Correspondence, business and production files, scripts, notes, photographs, printed material, and audiovisual materials documenting Michael Kahn's career as a theater and opera director, theater administrator, and teacher of theatrical arts. Kahn's administrative and directorial work at the American Shakespeare Theatre, the McCarter Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, and the Juilliard School are particularly well documented.

Martinelli (Sheri) Papers

Correspondence, writings, artwork and objects, printed material, and sound recordings documenting the life and creative work of Sheri Martinelli and associated figures, including Ezra Pound. The correspondence includes Martinelli's letters with Pound, the poet H. D., and Charles Bukowski, as well as many other literary and artistic figures. The writings include selections of Pound's manuscript material from the Cantos, as well as Martinelli's extensive notes and notebooks.

Mitchell (Donald Grant) Papers

The Donald Grant Mitchell papers contain original correspondence and manuscripts by the prominent nineteenth-century New Haven-area author. Correspondents include Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Augustin Beers, George Washington Cable, William Maxwell Evarts, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Noah Porter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Scribner, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others.

Brady (Mathew B.) and Handy (Levin Corbin) Photographic Studios Collection

Photographs, papers, and artifacts created or collected by Mathew B. Brady, Levin Corbin handy, their studios, and their family, 1843-1957. The collection includes images created by Brady during the American Civil War and documents the continual use of these images into the early twentieth century by Handy and his studio. The collection reflects the operations of the Brady and Handy studios in Washington, D.C., from the middle of the nineteenth century through the early twentieth century.

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