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Frederick W. Beinecke collector's files

Call Number: WA MSS S-2760
Scope and Contents

The files consist of inventories and a card index to Frederick W. Beinecke's Western Americana collection. The collection documented in this material was donated to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, chiefly between 1960 and 1971. The inventories (Series I.) document Frederick W. Beinecke's larger donations, including a collection on the Mexican War in 1960, a collection of printed material in 1962, and material donated at the time of his death in 1971. The card index (Series II.) documents Frederick W. Beinecke's acquisition of material in the 1950s and 1960s and includes documentation of provenance and acquisition, and descriptions provided by booksellers. The cards also include notes on handling of the material at Yale. The index cards informed descriptions of material in catalog records in Orbis, Yale University Library's catalog.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 4-11 (card index): Formerly restricted until 2012.

Conditions Governing Use

The Frederick W. Beinecke Collector's Files 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

Gift of Frederick W. Beinecke, 1960-1971.


Organized into two series: I. Inventories, 1962-1971. II. Card Index, circa 1950-1962.

1950 - 1971
9.25 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Related Names
Beinecke, Frederick W.
Language of Materials