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Rex Beach papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-3417

Content Description

The Rex Beach Papers, which span from 1905-1956, contain correspondence, photographs, printed material, and other papers by or relating to Rex Ellingwood Beach's life and work.

Dates

  • 1905-08-05 - 1956

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 5: Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Box 6 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Rex Beach 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 Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. on the William Robertson Coe Fund No. 3, 2018.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Writings and interviews, 1905-1946. II. Promotional materials and ephemera related to movie adaptations, 1914-1956. III. Correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, 1908-1942.

Extent

10.35 Linear Feet ((9 boxes) + 5 broadside)

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.rexbeach

Rex Beach

Rex Ellingwood Beach was born in 1877. Beach wrote numerous novels and short stories about the American frontier including The Silver Horde (1909). Many of Beach's novels were adapted into films, the most notable being The Spoilers, which was adapted five different times. Beach died in 1949.

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.

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.
Title
Guide to the Rex Beach Papers
Status
Completed
Author
by Leigh Golden
Date
May 2019
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.