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Yale University Press records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 552

Scope and Contents

The Yale University Press records contain setting copies and proofs for works published by the press from 1919 through 1964 for many well-known twentieth century authors. Materials relating to multiple titles dating from the 1950s can be found, for example, for Gertrude Stein and Eugene O'Neill. Works can also be found for a number of authors affiliated with the University either as students or faculty. Many of the early titles in the collection were published as part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. These authors include: Alfred Bellinger, the publisher John Chipman Farrar, John Hollander, Victor Starbuck, Viola Chittenden White, Amos Niven Wilder, and Wayland Wells Williams.

Most setting copies are heavily marked and annotated and in some cases setting copies, galley proofs, and page proofs are present for individual works, providing a record of the evolution of the text through the publication process.

Dates

  • 1919-1964

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Yale University Press Records 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 the Yale University Press, 1926-1964.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author and then by title for authors with more than one title to their name.

Associated Materials

Yale University Press Records (RU 554). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

9.4 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.yup

Overview

The records contain setting copies and proofs for works published by the press from 1919 through 1964 for many well-known twentieth century authors. Materials relating to multiple titles dating from the 1950s can be found, for example, for Gertrude Stein and Eugene O'Neill. Works can also be found for a number of authors affiliated with the University either as students or faculty. Many of the early titles in the collection were published as part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. These authors include: Alfred Bellinger, the publisher John Chipman Farrar, John Hollander, Victor Starbuck, Viola Chittenden White, Amos Niven Wilder, and Wayland Wells Williams.

Yale University Press

See "A Brief History of Yale University Press" by Robert Pranzatelli, adapted from A World of Letters by Nicholas A. Basbanes, available at <http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/about.asp>.

Processing Information

The collection was arranged alphabetically by author at an unknown date. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, the alphabetical arrangement was preserved and, within this arragement, individual works for authors with more than one publication were arranged alphabetically by title.

Formerly classed as Za Yale University Press.
Title
Guide to the Yale University Press Records
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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.