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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.   

November 8, 2013

Davison (Edward) Papers

The Edward Davison Papers consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, photographs, personal papers, and printed material that document the military and literary careers of Edward Davison. Significant quantities of material relate to Davison's work with the Army Prisoners of War Special Projects Division. Davison oversaw the re-education of German prisoners of war who were brought to the United States during the Second World War.

November 1, 2013

Barlow (Joel) Collection

The collection contains correspondence, autograph manuscripts, and documents providing evidence of the personal and professional life of Joel Barlow. The collection contains several autograph letters, signed, written by Joel Barlow to his wife Ruth Baldwin Barlow as well as friends and colleagues. The collection contains a printed version of Barlow's poem The Vision of Columbus (Paris: Printed at The English Press, 1793) with revisions and additional material, such as a list of subjects for illustration, estimates of cost of printing, and preface.

Gold (Arthur) and Fizdale (Robert) Papers

Significantly Revised Finding Aid: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence to the piano duo Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. Correspondence, dating from the mid 1950s to the end of their professional career in the early-mid 1980s, includes large files for Fizdale's family and their mutual friend Harold Talbott, as well as small files for writers, artists and performers, cultural figures and philanthropists, and others.

October 25, 2013

Anthony Taussig collection of English legal manuscripts

A collection of approximately 400 manuscript items, including letters; letterbooks; copies of statutes, pleadings, opinions and precedents; King's Bench reports; abridgments and commonplace books of cases; and other papers, documenting the development and practice of English law and the evolution of the English legal system from the thirteenth into the twentieth century.

October 4, 2013

Burke (Carolyn) Collection on Mina Loy and Lee Miller

The Carolyn Burke Collection on Mina Loy and Lee Miller consists of Carolyn Burke's research files, correspondence, writings, and original documents pertaining to Mina Loy and Lee Miller. These original documents were obtained by Burke during the course of her research, primarily from Loy's daughter, Joella Haweis Bayer, and Miller's son, Anthony Penrose. The 2011 acquisition includes the bulk of the collection's Mina Loy papers.

July 26, 2013

January 15, 2013

Owen (Maureen) Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry

Collection consists of audio recordings, originally recorded on reel-to-reel tape and audio cassette. Many of the recordings are of poets reading their work or the work of others at literary events held by the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City. Also includes recordings of poets reading their work and being interviewed on Susan Howe's radio shows on WBAI Radio in New York. Miscellaneous readings recorded in Connecticut and elsewhere are present. The collection includes audio publications Black Box No.

Bergery (Bettina) Papers

The Bettina Bergery Papers consist of 122 volumes of diaries, 1940-1980; a small amount of other autobiographical writings and writings about fashion design; correspondence with family and friends; scrapbooks, clippings, and other printed material relating to her interests in fashion, art, and politics; photographs and photograph albums relating to the Shaw Jones family, Bergery's friendships, travel in French Equatorial Africa, and diplomatic travels with Gaston Bergery; biographical material, legal documents, and other personal papers; and a small amount of drawings

Hollander (John) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by John Hollander in the course of his various literary and teaching activities. Material includes correspondence with poets, authors, critics, academics, and composers; drafts and manuscripts of poems and essays; typescripts of writings by others and related correspondence; files relating to classes taught; music material; and other papers.

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