Irene Sharaff papers
Scope and Contents
Files from Mai-Mai Sze, Sharaff’s partner, including materials relating to Sze’s published writings, appear in the Personal Papers series.
- 1934 - 2014
- Sharaff, Irene (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Contains some legacy information written on the housing, including folder and box numbers from previous processing work performed on the collection.
192.33 Linear Feet ((137 boxes) + 4 broadsides)
Language of Materials
Sharaff died in 1993, leaving her papers in a bequest to the Yale School of Drama. In 1989, Sharaff and her partner--the painter and writer Mai-Mai Sze--donated their personal library of over eight hundred books to the New York Society Library.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers 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.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Irene Sharaff Papers
- by Rosemary K. J. Davis and Michael Rush
- March 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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