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Osborn Manuscript Files

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS FILE

Scope and Contents

The Osborn Manuscript Files contain single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Osborn Collection which the Library has chosen to describe in finding-aid style lists rather than as discrete entries in Yale University Library's on-line public access catalog (ORBIS). The materials in the Osborn Manuscript Files include literary and historical manuscripts, individual and small groups of letters, and single documents, as well as some "Unprocessed" material such as engraved portraits and bibliographic information.

Materials described in the Osborn Manuscript Files lists are grouped as follows:

OSB MSS FILE # 1 - 16660 are arranged alphabetically under headings for author or other closely related personal or corporate name. Items of unidentified authorship are listed by title or topic.

OSB MSS FILE # 16601 and higher are listed in the order cataloged.

Catalog records for other materials in the Osborn Collection, including archival collections and manuscripts in bound format, can be found in ORBIS.

To request materials from the Osborn Manuscript Files, please cite them as follows: OSB MSS FILE #, e.g., OSB MSS FILE 4532.

Dates

  • 14th - 20th century

Physical Description

Total Files: ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Restricted Fragile Papers may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.

Conditions Governing Use

The Osborn Manuscript Files are 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 curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Manuscripts acquired by gift or purchase from various sources. For further information, consult the curator.

Extent

Linear Feet: ongoing

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.osbfile

Overview

The Osborn Manuscript Files contain single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Osborn Collection from various sources at various times.

Processing Information

Bibliographic descriptions for OSB MSS FILE # 1-16601 were converted into online lists from previously existing card sets in the Manuscript Catalog. All pertinent bibliographic information on the cards has been retained. OSB MSS FILE # 16601 and higher were cataloged directly into online lists, arranged in order as cataloged. Cataloging of new accessions is ongoing, and these lists are updated accordingly. The date of the most recent update to the list is noted on the title page.
Title
Guide to the Osborn Manuscript Files
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
May 1998
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
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.