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George Platt Lynes diaries and memorabilia

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 147

Scope and Contents

The George Platt Lynes Diaries & Memorabilia is organized into two series. Series I, Diaries , the largest component, consists of diaries and datebooks which record his activities and thoughts, starting with a journal of Lynes' first trip to Europe in 1925 and ending with entries in a pocket datebook just weeks before his death in 1955. Though his early and later years are well documented, there are no diaries for the years 1931-1941. Series II, Memorabilia , consists of a few odd personal items, including a notebook of dinners given during the early 1940s and printed versions of writings by Glenway Wescott.

Dates

  • 1921-1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The George Platt Lynes Diaries & Memorabilia are 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

Received with the Glenway Wescott papers, purchase from Monroe Wheeler, 1988.

Associated Materials

Additional George Platt Lynes material can be found in the Glenway Wescott Papers [YCAL MSS 134] and the Monroe Wheeler Papers [YCAL MSS 136]. The materials included in this collection represent items that were already segregated when received with the original papers.

Extent

1.06 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.gpl

Overview

The George Platt Lynes diaries consist of diaries and datebooks which record his activities and thoughts, starting with a journal of Lynes' first trip to Europe in 1925 and ending with entries in a pocket datebook just weeks before his death in 1955. Though his early and later years are well documented, there are no diaries for the years 1931-1941. Accompanying the diaries are a few odd pieces of personal memorabilia, including a notebook of dinners given during the early 1940s and printed versions of writings by Glenway Wescott form the early 1920s.

GEORGE PLATT LYNES [1907-1955]

George Platt Lynes is best known as a portrait, fashion, and nude photographer. He spent several years living with and traveling with Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler.
Title
Guide to the George Platt Lynes Diaries and Memorabilia
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Timothy G. Young
Date
January 2001
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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