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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

Howe (Susan) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Susan Howe in the course of her activities as a poet, author, and teacher, and primarily documents Howe's literary career from 1998 to 2008. Material includes correspondence with poets, authors, artists, and musicians; drafts and manuscripts of published poetry collections, including The Midnight, Kidnapped, and Pierce-Arrow, and other writings; notebooks and diaries; teaching and research material; artwork; and family and personal papers.

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.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Ronnebeck (Arnold) Papers

The Arnold Ronnebeck papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, artwork, photographs, and printed and other materials documenting the life and career of the Prussian-born artist. Correspondence in the collection includes letters from other artists, family, and organizations, and includes letters from well-known modernist-era artists, such as George Grosz, Marsden Hartley, Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz. Manuscripts include notebooks, journals Ronnebeck kept while in Paris from 1910 to 1912, and loose notes.

January 16, 2013

Phillips (Caryl) Papers

The Caryl Phillips Papers consists of correspondence, writings, research files, business papers, computer disks, audio recordings and printed material created and accumulated by Caryl Phillips from circa 1979 until 2006, including some research material with earlier dates.

January 16, 2013

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