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Pearl London papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1129

Content Description

The collection includes audiocassette recordings of conversations with poets; London’s annotated books and related teaching materials; correspondence with poets; some original manuscripts; and teaching materials for London's course "Works in Progress."

Dates

  • 1970 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 6-10 (Audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Pearl London Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2017 and gift of Alex Neubauer, 2019.

Arrangement

Organized into two groupings: March 2018 acquisition, 1970-2010; September 2018 acquisition, 1971-2009.

Extent

21.17 Linear Feet (31 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.pearllondon

Overview

The collection documents the life and career of American poet and teacher of poetry, Pearl London (1916-2003) and includes audiocassette recordings of conversations with poets; London’s annotated books and related teaching materials; correspondence with poets; and some original manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Pearl London (1916-2003) was an American poet and teacher of poetry.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by a unique call number and titled according to month and year of acquisition.
Title
Guide to the Pearl London Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
January 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.