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The Beinecke Library owns the copyright to work by the following authors, listed below. However, their archival collections may also include the work of many other writers, artists, photographers, and individuals for whom the Beinecke does not own copyright. In such cases, scholars must contact the appropriate copyright holder for permission to publish.

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American Literature

  • Arthur Davison Ficke Papers
  • Marsden Hartley Papers
  • Mable Dodge Luhan Papers
  • Eugene O’Neill Collection
  • Eugene O’Neill Papers
  • Norman Holmes Pearson
  • Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe Archive
  • Jean Toomer Papers

General Collection

  • Edmond Pauker Papers
  • Jerome Zerbe Photographs and Papers
  • Norman Croom-Johnson Diaries

Western Americana

  • Richard Erdoes Papers
  • Jacques E. Levy Research Collection on Cesar Chavez
  • Jon Lewis Photographs of the United Farm Workers Movement
  • Walter McClintock Papers




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