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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 Beinecke Library finding aids now available online.   

January 15, 2013

Anderson (Lee) Papers and Yale Series of Recorded Poets Sound Recordings

The Lee Anderson Papers and Yale Series of Recorded Poets Sound Recordings document the work of poet and editor Lee Anderson with the Yale Series of Recorded Poets. The bulk of the sound recordings consist of poetry readings by various poets and a small number contain poets' lectures on poetry. The papers consist of writings, correspondence, contracts, lists, procedural documentation, and printed material relating to the series production and publication.

Oastler (Frank Richard) Collection

The collection consists of photograph albums, lantern slides, and photographic negatives documenting Oastler's interest in wildlife and conservation, from 1909-1938. The 68 photograph albums document the Oastlers' trips to the West and elsewhere. Approximately 6400 lantern slides, most of them hand-colored, were used for Dr. Oastler's lectures on the West, and include nine panoramic lantern slides.

White (Walter Francis and Poppy Cannon) Papers

The Walter White and Poppy Cannon Papers document the careers and lives of Walter White and Poppy Cannon. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, other papers, and photographs documenting Walter White's career as the Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as a writer. Poppy Cannon's career as an editor, writer, and publicity consultant is also documented in the Papers.

Dodson (Owen) Collection

The Owen Dodson Collection consists of correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, and posters that document the life and work of American playwright and poet Owen Dodson. The bulk of the material was created and accumulated by Owen Dodson in the course of his activities as an author and theater director, though portions of the collection were acquired from other sources.

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.

Kahn (Michael) Papers

Correspondence, business and production files, scripts, notes, photographs, printed material, and audiovisual materials documenting Michael Kahn's career as a theater and opera director, theater administrator, and teacher of theatrical arts. Kahn's administrative and directorial work at the American Shakespeare Theatre, the McCarter Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, and the Juilliard School are particularly well documented.

Brady (John G.) Papers

The collection consists of the personal and official papers of John G. Brady documenting early missionary work in Alaska, the history and political and economic development of Alaska, and Brady's life and career. There are early 20th century publications by Alaskan government bodies and missionary groups, as well as the public records of the City of Sitka. Included are photographs, negatives, and glass lantern slides of Alaskan scenery and subjects, native Alaskans, and Brady's family.

Bevan (Frank Poole) Papers

The Frank Poole Bevan Papers consist of theater costume designs, set designs, photographs, and other material documenting the work of Frank Poole Bevan. The papers provide evidence of Bevan's career as a designer and faculty member in the Yale School of Drama. The papers illuminate Bevan's creative life and are useful for studying the history of American costume design in the mid twentieth century.

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