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Claudia Rankine papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 354
Content Description

This collection contains materials including writings, drafts, syllabi, correspondence, printed material, photographs, research materials, personal papers, realia, electronic files, and other papers related to the life and work of Claudia Rankine. It includes materials related to many of her works including Citizen: An American Lyric, Just Us, along with extensive documentation of her work as an teacher at multiple institutions.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 66-67 (born digital): Restricted fragile. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Claudia Rankine 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 heris and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Claudia Rankine/CBR Arts on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2021.


Organized into five series: I: Writings, 1978 - 2021. II: Teaching materials and research files, 1973 - 2021. III: Personal and professional papers, 1964 - 2021. IV: Notebooks, 1980 - 2021. V: Computer media, 2002 - 2016.

1964 - 2021
29.67 Linear Feet (67 boxes)
Related Names
Rankine, Claudia, 1963-
Language of Materials