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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

Wilk (Max) Papers

The collection consists of typescript drafts of books, plays, screenplays, radio plays, teleplays, and notes, transcripts of interviews, and other research materials relating to Wilk's various writing projects; correspondence with friends, professional colleagues, and research subjects; scrapbooks; audiovisual material; printed material including magazines, books, and stage production programs of shows he wrote or attended; posters; music scores; and other materials documenting Wilk's literary and show business career.

Byron (Robert) Papers

The Robert Byron Papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, and other material that document his work as a writer and art critic. The Papers provide evidence of Byron's travels and writing career as well as his work as a propagandist during World War II.

Cohen (Lucy Kramer) Papers

The Lucy Kramer Cohen papers document her decades-long career in the federal government, including her contributions to The Handbook of Federal Indian Law and her work on the staff of Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas and for the War Labor Board and the Public Health Service, as well as her various professional activities and affiliations as an anthropologist and later as an artist, including her work with the artist and sculptor Pietro Lazzari.

Johnson (James Weldon) and Grace Nail Johnson Papers

The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, objects, and audiovisual materials.

Hollander (John) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by John Hollander in the course of his literary and teaching activities. Material includes correspondence with poets, authors, critics, academics, and composers; drafts and manuscripts of poems and essays; typescripts of writings by others and related correspondence; files relating to classes taught; music material; and other papers.

August 2, 2012

Edwards (Jonathan) Collection

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, documents, printed materials, photographs, and artifacts documenting the lives and work of Jonathan Edwards and his family. Jonathan Edwards' papers contain the great majority of his surviving manuscripts. These include over one thousand sermons; private theological and philosophical notebooks, including the nine volume "Miscellanies" and four volume "Notes on the Scripture;" Edwards'interleaved Bible.

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