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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

Smith (Harrison) Papers

The Harrison Smith Papers contain writings, correspondence, printed material, and photographs that document the life and work of editor and publisher Harrison Smith, particularly his research on American author Sinclair Lewis, and his editorial work for the Saturday Review of Literature. Series I, Research Files on Sinclair Lewis, includes extensive biographical notes, presumably intended as the source material for a book-length biography of Lewis.

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.

McBride (Henry) Papers

The papers contain correspondence, writings, and printed ephemera about art documenting McBride's career as an art critic. Major correspondents include Mildred Aldrich, Malcolm MacAdam, Maximilian Mitzlaff, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Stieglitz, and Carl Van Vechten.

Dash (Robert) Papers

The papers include correspondence, writings, journals, sketchbooks, workbooks, photographs, clippings and other papers, artwork, and audiovisual materials. Correspondence includes letters with many fellow poets, painters, and gardeners. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts by Dash and others. Journals and workbooks include writings, drawings, and other documents pertaining mainly to paintings and the evolution of the gardens at Dash's Long Island estate, Madoo.

Sandoval (Judith Hancock de) papers and photographs

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Judith Hancock de Sandoval in the course of her activities as a photographer, and primarily documents her project, Historic Ranches of Wyoming, from 1984 to 1990. Material includes correspondence, notes, research files, printed material, and maps as well as photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, slides, and printer's plates for the production of Historic Ranches of Wyoming (Casper, Wyo. : Nicolaysen Art Museum, 1986).

Dodge (Adee) Papers

The Adee Dodge Papers consist of drawings, research files, financial records, correspondence, and biographical files documenting the life and work of Navajo visual artist and linguist Adee Dodge. Personal papers consist chiefly of biographical documentation compiled by Dodge's daughter, Nanabah Grogan. Business papers document Dodge's uranium prospecting business in the 1950s. Research files document Dodge's research on the Navajo language and on the comparative mythology of peoples of the Native Southwest and other world cultures, including Europe and India.

Nathan (Robert) Papers

The collection includes drafts of writings, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, drawings, diaries, and audio recordings documenting the life and work of the American writer Robert Nathan. Drafts of Nathan's writings make up the bulk of the collection, and include novels, screenplays, short fiction and prose, speeches, and poetry; the writings include story ideas, or "false starts," that Nathan did not publish. Correspondence and other papers document his family relationships, in particular that with his sister Marian Kraus Sandor.

Ford (Paul Leicester) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers of the American historian and author Paul Leicester Ford. The correspondence is largely professional and documents Ford's work as an editor, historian, bibliographer, novelist and playwright. Ford's correspondents include John Kendrick Bangs, Samuel L. Clemens, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Rudyard Kipling, and S. Weir Mitchell; earlier letters written to others by James Fennimore Cooper and Jared Sparks are also present.

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