- Scope and Contents
The Yale Collection of American Literature Letter Collection contains single letters and small groups of letters acquired by the Beinecke Library from various sources and at various times, previously represented in the Beinecke Manuscripts Card Catalog. Letters sometimes include enclosures such as manuscript drafts and clippings. Folders frequently contain additional provenance, descriptive, or other information not reflected in this list.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Yale Collection of American Literature Letter Collection 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
Materials acquired by gift or purchase from various sources, as noted in the finding aid and on folders.
The files are arranged alphabetically by name main entry, which usually is the author of the piece. In a few cases, however, the material is filed under the name of the person who is the subject or recipient of the letter(s). Cross references from older forms of names used as main entries in the card catalog have been included in this online list, as necessary. Two unidentified items are filed at the beginning of the collection.
- 13.02 Linear Feet (31 boxes)
- Related Names
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Collection of American Literature
- Language of Materials