Marjorie Welish papers
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection consists of Welish's correspondence and drafts of writings. Writings shed light on her creative process and include autograph manuscript and typescript drafts and printed versions of her writings, including her poetry, essays, and criticism. Correspondence includes letters from colleagues, students, and friends regarding her teaching and writings. Other papers include research notes, her notes from courses she enrolled in, her teaching notes and class material, and various printed material that she collected as part of her research.
- 1950 - 2019
- Majority of material found within 1980 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 18 and 44 (computer media): Restricted Fragile Material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 34 (student records): Restricted until 2107. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 45 (audiovisual media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
32.5 Linear Feet (45 boxes)
Language of Materials
Marjorie Welish (1944-)
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, and competing priorities. 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 at the time of acquisition. Further organization and description were carried out in 2011. 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, indicated by brackets.
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 Marjorie Welish Papers
- by Beinecke staff and Emily Komornik
- 2011, September 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.
Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.