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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

Hudson (Elizabeth) Collection of E.Œ. Somerville & Personal Papers

Collection contains correspondence, writings, drawings and paintings, and other papers documenting the life of E. Œ. Somerville, as well as materials related to Elizabeth Hudson's interest in the military and her involvement in the relief efforts of World Wars I and II. Correspondence includes letters to Hudson from the Chiswick Press, Hildegarde Coghill, Geraldine Cummins, Edith Somerville, Moira Somerville, and A. J. A.

January 16, 2013

Perkins (Mardette) Papers

The papers provide insight into the personal and professional life of Mardette Perkins, American actress and poet, and consist of correspondence, drafts of writings, clippings, ephemera, computer media, and audiovisual material dating from 1942 to 1996. Perkins' acting career is represented in photographs, clippings, ephemera, and a film of her work for television commercials. The papers contain drafts of Perkins' poetry, including an unpublished manuscript for her "Collected Poems, I," and recordings of her reading poetry.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Mack (Maynard) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Maynard Mack in the course of his scholarly and teaching activities, including extensive documentation relating to his research on Alexander Pope and Shakespeare. Research and writing files include notes, copies of archival material, card files, lists, drafts, page proofs, printed material, and related material. Teaching files include notes, lectures, and course material.

January 16, 2013

Hapgood Family Papers

The Hapgood Family Papers contain correspondence; manuscripts of books, plays, poems, articles, book reviews, essays, and short stories; plus business papers, diaries, maps, photographs, subject files, writings of others, and miscellaneous papers which document the lives and careers of various members of the Hapgood family and to a lesser extent the Boyce family, most notably Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce Hapgood.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights.

January 16, 2013

Butts (Mary) Papers

Series I, Papers of Mary Butts, consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, and artwork. Correspondence includes some family letters,but otherwise documents her literary career, including letters from publishers, literary acquaintances, and friends concerning her work. Correspondents include Jean Cocteau, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, E. M. Forster, May Sinclair, Ethel Colburn Mayne, Hugh Ross Williamson, and many other figures of the modern era.

January 16, 2013

Clemens (Samuel Langhorne) Collection

The Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection provides insight into the life and career of Clemens, American author and lecturer also known by his pseudonym Mark Twain. The collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed material. The collection contains drafts, research notes, printed versions, and contracts, which document Clemens' creative process and writing career.

January 16, 2013

Merrill (James) Papers

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material, artwork, printed material, computer disks and other papers by or relating to James Merrill and documenting aspects of his work as a poet and writer. Some of the material was created and accumulated by J. D.

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