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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

Brodsky (Joseph) Papers

The Joseph Brodsky Papers document the life and work of Russian-born poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky, with a particular emphasis on the time period of his residence in the United States (1972-1996). The papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers (including legal, medical and financial records), audiovisual material, teaching material, student papers, newspaper clippings and printed ephemera, spanning the years 1890-2004, with the bulk of the material dating from the period 1972-1996.

Mencken (H. L.) Collection

The H. L. Mencken Collection consists of writings, correspondence, and other material by and relating to the American author H. L. Mencken. Works documented in the collection include early poems, short works of opinion and journalism, and longer books such as The American Language (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919) and Treastise on the Gods (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930). Writings consist of drafts in various stages, setting manuscripts, and proofs, many of which are corrected.

Yale Collection of American Literature Letter Collection

The Yale Collection of American Literature Letter Collection contains single letters and small groups of letters acquired by the Beinecke Library from various sources and at various times, previously represented in the Beinecke Manuscripts Card Catalog. Letters sometimes include enclosures such as manuscript drafts and clippings. Folders frequently contain additional provenance, descriptive, or other information not reflected in this list.

Meriden Gravure Company Records

The Records consist of correspondence, office files, estimates, orders, cost recapitulation forms, proofs, and other material documenting the work of the Meriden Gravure Company, a printing company that rose to prominence in the early twentieth century through specialization in high-fidelity image reproduction.

Phoenix Theatre Records

The Phoenix Theatre Records consist of production files, administrative and financial records, correspondence, photographs, music, audiovisual material, production programs and posters, and other materials that document the organization, administration, financial activities, and productions of the Phoenix Theatre from its creation in 1953 to the closing of the company in 1982.

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.

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