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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.   

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

April 27, 2018

Printmakers Gathering Portfolio

Inkjet prints created in 2011 by printmakers of their own black-and-white photographic work, 1995-2011, that they compiled as portfolios and exchanged in conjunction with the meeting of the Society of Photographic Educators in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2011. Individuals with work represented in the portfolio include Walker Blackwell, Tyler Boley, Jon Cone, John Dean, Lauren Henkin, Bill Kennedy, J. Scott King, and Mark Savoia. The guide to the collection includes descriptions of image capture techniques, scanner technologies, and printer methods.

March 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

Leeming (David) papers

The papers contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographs, correspondence, and printed material related to David Leeming's biography of James Baldwin, James Baldwin: A Biography. The seventy-two audiocassettes contain interviews with various family, friends, and colleagues of James Baldwin and his close friend and mentor, Beauford Delaney. The five videocassettes contain television programs and an anthology of films on Baldwin.

February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

Trade catalogs collection.

The Trade Catalogs collection consists of over 8,000 printed items varying in size from small pamphlets to multipart volumes that date from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The manufacturing companies represented in the collection are primarily American, the bulk being from New England and the Mid-Atlantic; a small number of Western European companies are also included.

December 11, 2017

November 17, 2017

Noble (David Grant) Photographs of Southwestern Cultural Landscapes

Black-and-white photographs created by David Grant Noble documenting cultural landscapes in the American Southwest, 1971-2002. The images document petroglyphs, structures, cliff dwellings, and other evidence of the ancestors of Southwestern Native American people and cultures. Many images appear in his book, In the Places of the Spirits (Santa Fe, New Mexico: School for Advanced Research Press, 2010).

June 30, 2017

Wittig (Monique) Papers

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, lectures, teaching materials, writings by others, conference materials, printed material, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of Monique Wittig. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts, and corrected proofs for works including Lesbian peoples: Material for a dictionary (Grasset, 1976), Virgile, non (Les éditions de Minuit, 1985), Paris-la-politique et autres histoires (P.O.L., 1999), and The straight mind and other essays (Beacon Press, 1992).

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