Western film collection
Scope and Contents
- 1911 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access
Box 50 (sound recording): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 60 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
88.44 Linear Feet ((115 boxes) + 5 broadsides)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified. Further organization, rehousing, and description were carried out in 2013.
The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as UNCAT WA MS 233, UNCAT MSS 882, UNCAT MSS 1244, UNCAT MSS 1293, UNCAT MSS 1294, UNCAT MSS 1295, UNCAT MSS 1296, UNCAT MSS 1297, UNCAT MSS 1299, UNCAT MSS 1300, UNCAT MSS 1301, UNCAT MSS 1303, and UNCAT MSS 1305.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part 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.
Two film titles separated in the listing by a slash mark (/) indicates that the two films were promoted together.
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 Western Film Collection
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- April 2022: Updated with April 2022 Acquisition
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