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Trevor Winkfield papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1233

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, and publication material by or relating to the artist and writer Trevor Winkfield. Included are complete issues, as well as source material for Winkfield's poetry journal, Juilliard, which he published from 1968-1972. Also included is writing works by Harry Matthews, Charles North, Ron Padgett, James Schuyler, John Yau, and others. Artwork included in the collection includes paintings and collages for book projects that Winkfield collaborated on with other writers and artists. Artwork consists of collage mock ups as well as paintings for select book projects.


  • 1928 - 2017


Language of Materials

Material is primarily in English with some material in French and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Trevor Winkfield 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

January 2011 Acquisition: purchased from Granary Books, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2011.

May 2017 Acquisition: purchased from Granary Books, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2017.


Organized into two groupings: January 2011 Acquisition, 1928 - 2009; and May 2017 Acquisition, 1983 - 2017.


13.92 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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Trevor Winkfield

Trevor Winkfield (born Leeds, England, 1944) is a British-born artist and writer. Winkfield graduated from Leeds College of Art in 1964 and earned an M.A. in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in London in 1967. Winkfield has lived in New York since 1969. He has collaborated on book cover designs, poetry journals and other writing and art projects with poets and writers, including John Ashbery, Harry Mathews, Charles North, Ron Padgett, James Schuyler, and John Yau. Winkfield's collaborative work included a poetry journal titled Juilliard, that was published from 1968-1972.

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, 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.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Information included in the Content Description note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

Guide to the Trevor Winkfield Papers
by Jessica Tai
February 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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