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Larissa Leclair collection of indie photobook library ephemera

Call Number: GEN MSS 1584

Content Description

The Larissa Leclair Collection of Indie Photobook Library Ephemera, which spans from 2008-2015, contains correspondence, business papers, ephemera, and electronic media related to Larissa Leclair and the Indie photobook library.


  • 2008 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 5 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Larissa Leclair Collection of Indie Photobook Library Ephemera 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 Larissa Leclair on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana fund, the Hall Park McCullough Fund, the Chandler White and Philena Pennell Smith Acquisitions Fund, the Henry B. DuPont Fund, and the Walter Jennings Memorial Fund, 2016.


Materials roughly maintain order found at time of acquisition.

Related Materials

Larissa Leclair Collection of Indie Photobook Library Ephemera. Related materials: Indie Photobook Library/Larissa Leclair Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.


4.33 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

Larissa Leclair

Larissa Leclair is a writer, curator, and collector. Leclair received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Washington University. She graduated with a Master of Arts from Yale University in 2003. In 2010 Leclair founded the Indie Photobook Library, a collection of photobooks that were either self-published or produced by independent publishers.

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.

Guide to the Larissa Leclair Collection of Indie Photobook Library Ephemera
by Rosemary K. J. Davis
February 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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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.