Jessica Helfand scrapbook collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of scrapbooks collected by Jessica Helfand as research for her book Scrapbooks: an American History (Yale University Press, 2008). Also includes examples of volvelles.
- Helfand, Jessica (Collector)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Jessica Helfand Scrapbook Collection 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
Gift of Jessica Helfand, 2010.
Scrapbooks are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.
20.83 Linear Feet (63 boxes)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Jessica Helfand is an American designer and author and has been Senior Critic at Yale School of Art since 1994.
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. Decriptions of individual scrapbooks are derived from a database provided by Jessica Helfand.
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 Jessica Helfand Scrapbook Collection
- by Beinecke staff
- May 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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