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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

Lees-Milne (James) Papers

The James Lees-Milne Papers contain correspondence, writings, and other papers of the author. The papers span the years 1907-1997, with the bulk falling between 1930-1997.Series I, Correspondence, is the most extensive, and documents Lees-Milne's relationships with a wide circle of close friends, social and literary acquaintances, publishers, the National Trust, his family and his wife's family. The majority of correspondents are members of the British aristocracy and of Britain's literary elite.

January 16, 2013

Dix (George) Papers

Collection consists of working files maintained by George Dix, primarily during his partnership with R. Kirk Askew at Durlacher Bros. The files contain correspondence, biographical information, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and other papers related to artists represented by the gallery, as well as papers concerning exhibitions of older artists, such as Edward Lear and Joseph Wright of Derby. Artists represented in the files include Peter Blume, Barbara Hepworth, Robin Ironside, Leonid, Ben Nicholson, Marjorie Phillips, and John Piper.

January 16, 2013

Reed (Jeremy) Papers

The Jeremy Reed Papers document the writing of Jeremy Reed and include drafts of poetry, prose and translations, notebooks containing poetry drafts, correspondence with David Gascoyne, Kathleen Raine, Enitharmon Press, and others, and a small amount of contractual material related to the publishing of Reed's work. The papers include holograph drafts and printouts of most of Reed's writings between the early 1980s and 2007. Most of the drafts are corrected and accompanied by correspondence with editors.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Lewis (Sinclair) Papers

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, and personal papers by or relating to Sinclair Lewis. The papers span the years 1866-1964, with the bulk of the collection dating from early in Lewis's literary career, circa 1910, to 1950. The papers document his literary output and creative process, as well as the role he played in the public and intellectual life of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.

January 16, 2013

Johnson (Maurice) Papers

Manuscripts, in various hands, of notes, letters, and memoranda, primarily on legal and antiquarian subjects, but also including numerous poems written for the Gentlemen's Society in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The collection contains legal documents pertaining to Johnson's appointment as curate at Spalding, including a statement of his conformity with the liturgy of the Church of England and his license to the perpetual curacy of Spalding, dated 1782.

January 16, 2013

Himes (Chester) Papers

The Chester Himes Papers consist of original manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and artwork that document his long career as a writer. The manuscripts offer insight into Himes's creative process and many of them also represent the original versions and original titles for works that were later altered for publication. The bulk of the correspondence reveals Himes's relationship with the publishers and editors of his books and also offers a glimpse into the author's thoughts on his own work.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

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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