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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

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.

January 16, 2013

Slotkin (Richard) Papers

This collection documents the research methods and writing techniques of Richard Slotkin chiefly related to his historical studies and works of historical fiction, 1959-2005. Material includes his research notes, his typed drafts, computer disks, and proofs of works. Other material includes Slotkin's course notes and papers from his doctoral work at Brown University.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Lewis (Sinclair) Papers

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, and personal papers by or relating to Sinclair Lewis. The papers span the years 1866-1964, with the bulk of the collection dating from early in Lewis's literary career, circa 1910, to 1950. The papers document his literary output and creative process, as well as the role he played in the public and intellectual life of the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.

January 16, 2013

Howe (Susan) Papers

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Susan Howe in the course of her activities as a poet, author, and teacher, and primarily documents Howe's literary career from 1998 to 2008. Material includes correspondence with poets, authors, artists, and musicians; drafts and manuscripts of published poetry collections, including The Midnight, Kidnapped, and Pierce-Arrow, and other writings; notebooks and diaries; teaching and research material; artwork; and family and personal papers.

January 16, 2013

Johnson (Maurice) Papers

Manuscripts, in various hands, of notes, letters, and memoranda, primarily on legal and antiquarian subjects, but also including numerous poems written for the Gentlemen's Society in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The collection contains legal documents pertaining to Johnson's appointment as curate at Spalding, including a statement of his conformity with the liturgy of the Church of England and his license to the perpetual curacy of Spalding, dated 1782.

January 16, 2013

Himes (Chester) Papers

The Chester Himes Papers consist of original manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and artwork that document his long career as a writer. The manuscripts offer insight into Himes's creative process and many of them also represent the original versions and original titles for works that were later altered for publication. The bulk of the correspondence reveals Himes's relationship with the publishers and editors of his books and also offers a glimpse into the author's thoughts on his own work.

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Hartley (Marsden) Collection

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the personal and professional affairs of Modernist-era painter Marsden Hartley. Writings contain notes and drafts, autograph and typescript, for numerous writings, chiefly essays. Correspondence is spread out over the many groupings in the collection and features large files of outgoing letters to Norma Berger, Hartley's niece, Carl Sprinchorn, and Adelaide S. Kuntz, as well as incoming letters from artists, writers, cultural figures, and institutions.

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