David Lehman papers
Contains correspondence, writings, notebooks, journals, calendars, school papers, teaching materials, photographs, artwork, and other papers by, to, or relating to David Lehman.
- circa 1961-2010
- Lehman, David, 1948- (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Boxes 109, 110 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 111 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The David Lehman 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 James S. Jaffee Rare Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012, and gift of David Lehman, 2012, 2016, and 2018.
Organized in ten series: I: Writings, 1970s-2000s; II: Writings of others, 1970s-2000s; III: Correspondence, 1960s-2000s; IV: Notebooks, 1970s-2000s; V: Best American Poetry records, 1980s-2010s; VI: Work files, 1970s-2000s; VII: Personal papers and artwork, 1965 - 1991; VIII: Printed material, 1970s-2000s; IX: Audiovisual materials, 1975-2000s; X: Computer media, 2000s; XI: August 2016 acquisition, 1978-1999; XII: April 2018 acquisition, 2003, 2006.
107.76 Linear Feet (113 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
David Lehman is an American poet and the editor of the Best American Poetry series. He teaches at The New School in New York City.
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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 David Lehman Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- December 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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