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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

Hudson (Elizabeth) Collection of E.Œ. Somerville & Personal Papers

Collection contains correspondence, writings, drawings and paintings, and other papers documenting the life of E. Œ. Somerville, as well as materials related to Elizabeth Hudson's interest in the military and her involvement in the relief efforts of World Wars I and II. Correspondence includes letters to Hudson from the Chiswick Press, Hildegarde Coghill, Geraldine Cummins, Edith Somerville, Moira Somerville, and A. J. A.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Mack (Maynard) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Maynard Mack in the course of his scholarly and teaching activities, including extensive documentation relating to his research on Alexander Pope and Shakespeare. Research and writing files include notes, copies of archival material, card files, lists, drafts, page proofs, printed material, and related material. Teaching files include notes, lectures, and course material.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights.

January 16, 2013

Clemens (Samuel Langhorne) Collection

The Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection provides insight into the life and career of Clemens, American author and lecturer also known by his pseudonym Mark Twain. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed material. The collection contains drafts, research notes, printed versions, and contracts, which document Clemens' creative process and writing career.

January 16, 2013

Merrill (James) Papers

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material, artwork, printed material, computer disks and other papers by or relating to James Merrill and documenting aspects of his work as a poet and writer. Some of the material was created and accumulated by J. D.

January 16, 2013

Mydans (Carl and Shelley Smith) Papers

The Carl and Shelley Smith Mydans Papers contain photographic prints, slides, negatives, correspondence, notebooks, drafts of writings, objects, and audiovisual material documenting the careers of Carl Mydans, a photojournalist, and Shelley Smith Mydans, a journalist and novelist. The material dates from 1930 to 2005 and provides insight into the Mydans' careers including their work for Life magazine and their book projects.

January 16, 2013

Sackville-West (Vita) Papers Relating to Violet Trefusis

Collection contains correspondence, writings and additional materials. Correspondence includes letters written by Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West during the 1910's and 1920's concerning their relationship, Trefusis's feelings towards Sackville-West, and the affair's effects on Trefusis's relationship with her husband, Denys Trefusis, her relationship with her mother, Alice Keppel, and Sackville-West's relationship with her husband, Harold Nicolson.

January 16, 2013

Living Theatre Records

The collection consists of general files, correspondence, subject files, publicity files, scripts, journals, writings, personal papers, photographs, audiovisual material, and born digital materials relating to The Living Theatre, its founders, Julian Beck and Judith Malina, and its co-director, Hanon Reznikov.

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