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Glenway Wescott collection of Nelson Lansdale papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 149
Scope and Contents
The Glenway Wescott Collection of Nelson Lansdale Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, and other personal items relating to Lansdale's life between 1936-1951.

The collection is housed in four boxes and is organized into three series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; and III. Other Material.

Series I, Correspondence , consists of incoming and outgoing letters, mostly to family members and close friends of Lansdale's, concentrated in the early 1940s. The subject of the letters is divided between Lansdale's personal life and his military service in World War II.

Series II. Writings , is divided into two subseries. The first, Interview and Research Notes for Newsweek Articles, contains source material gathered by Lansdale for the magazine. General Writings contains free-lance articles and early creative writing efforts.

Series III. Other Material includes a diary, financial papers, notebooks, and telephone books, among other items.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Glenway Wescott Collection of Nelson Lansdale 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
Received with the Glenway Wescott Papers, purchase from Monroe Wheeler, 1988.
Associated Materials
Additional Nelson Lansdale material can be found in the Glenway Wescott Papers [YCAL MSS 134]. The materials in this collection are the contents of a box of Lansdale's papers given to Glenway Wescott for safekeeping.
1.68 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Lansdale, Nelson
Language of Materials