Elinor Langer collection of Josephine Herbst
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Elinor Langer's research and writing of the biography of American author Josephine Herbst, Josephine Herbst: The Story She Could Never Tell. The collection contains research files, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, printed material, and other papers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 20-21 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Portfolio 22 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Elinor Langer Collection of Josephine Herbst 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 Elinor Langer, 2007.
Organized into two series: I. Research files, 1964-1985. II. Writings and related material, 1968-1994.
19.5 Linear Feet ((21 boxes) + 1 portfolio)
Language of Materials
The collection documents Elinor Langer's research and writing of the biography Josephine Herbst: The Story She Could Never Tell. The collection contains research files, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings of interviews, printed material, and other papers.
Elinor Langer (b. 1939)
Elinor Langer is the author of the biography, Josephine Herbst: The Story She Could Never Tell.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call number: Uncat ZA MS 920.
Prior to processing, this collection originally included materials identified by the following call numbers: Uncat ZA MS 108A, Uncat ZA MS 108B, Uncat ZA MS 175, and Uncat ZA File 309. These materials are now part of the Josephine Herbst Papers (YCAL MSS 474) and include Herbst family photographs and personal papers that originally belonged to Herbst. Following Herbst's death, Langer borrowed the material for her work on Josephine Herbst biography, Josephine Herbst: The Story She Could Never Tell.
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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.
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 Elinor Langer Collection of Josephine Herbst
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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