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Arnold Rosin papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 796

Scope and Contents

The collection contains writings, correspondence, and other papers by or relating to American artist and author Arnold Rosin. Writings, in French and English, consist of notes and drafts of novels and shorter works, including "Le bleu regard," "Dagger Smile," "King Kronsky," and "Triangle of Reason." Correspondence consists of incoming letters from family and professional acquaintances and exchanges, including carbons of outgoing letters, with publishers and Yale University. Individual correspondents include Paule-Léon Bisson-Millet, Robin Buss, and Gérard de Sorval. Also included are manuscript notes and photographs of artwork and people, including Rosin, René Laubiès, and others.


  • 1944-2016


Language of Materials

In French and English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Arnold Rosin 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 Arnold Rosin on the Library Associates Fund, 2003.

Gift of Arnold Rosin, 2017, and purchase from Librairie Benoit Forgeot on the Danford N. Barney, Jr. Fund, 2017.


Organized into six series: I. Writings, 1971-2001, undated. II. Correspondence, 1978-2003, undated. III. Other Material, 1944-2003, undated. IV. November 2016 Acquisition, 2012-2016, undated. V. January 2017 Acquisition, 2016. VI. April 2017 Acquisition, circa 2016.

Associated Materials

Associated material: Arnold Rosin Papers (MS 1475) Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


3.96 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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The collection includes writings, correspondence, and other papers by or relating to American artist and author Arnold Rosin.

Arnold Rosin (1920-2017)

Arnold Rosin, an American painter, author, and translator, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1920. During World War II, Rosin served in the United States Ninth Air Force in Europe as an intelligence officer and interpreter and in 1949, he returned to France, entered the Atelier Fernand Léger in Montmartre, and settled permanently in Paris.

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, 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. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below and titled according to month and year of acquisition.

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.

Former call number: Uncat MSS 517

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 Arnold Rosin Papers
by Brooke McManus
December 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

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