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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 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

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.

January 16, 2013

Hurston (Zora Neale) Collection

The Zora Neale Hurston Collection contains Correspondence, Writings, including drafts of her autobiography, Dust Tracks on the Road, the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a play written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, "Mule Bone," as well as a study of Hurston written in 1972 by Robert Hemenway.

January 16, 2013

Bahlmann (Anna Catherine) Papers Relating to Edith Wharton

The papers feature correspondence and personal effects relating to author Edith Wharton, including over 130 letters to Bahlmann from Wharton, dating from Bahlmann's employment to the Wharton family in 1874, as Edith's German language tutor, to 1915. The letters document a significant, long-standing relationship and shed light on Wharton's personal and literary affairs.

January 16, 2013

Macdonald (A.J.) Writings on American Utopian Communities

The collection contains writings and research material on seventy utopian associations compiled by A. J. Macdonald for his proposed volume "The Communities of the United States." The contents range from his autograph notes and brief sketches of communities to more extensive profiles based on his personal visits, interviews with residents and colleagues, and transcriptions from contemporary publications.

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