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Stephen Yenser papers relating to James Merrill

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 581

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material created and accumlated by Stephen Yenser in the course of researching and editing the literary work of James Merrill. Material primarily includes correspondence between Yenser and Merrill spanning 1967 to 1995 and various drafts of Merrill's writings.

Dates

  • 1967-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Stephen Yenser Papers Relating to James Merrill 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

Purchased from Stephen Yenser on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund, 2002.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1967-1991. II. Writings and Other Papers, 1970-2001.

Extent

3.33 Linear Feet ((8 boxes) + 1 art)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.yenser

Overview

This collection consists of material created and accumlated by Stephen Yenser in the course of researching and editing the literary work of James Merrill. Material primarily includes correspondence between Yenser and Merrill spanning 1967 to 1995 and various drafts of Merrill's writings.

Stephen Yenser

Stephen Yenser is an American poet and critic. He is the Distinguished Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to publishing several books of poetry, Yenser authored The Consuming Myth: The Work of James Merrill (1987). Yenser has also co-edited a number of Merrill's works, including Collected Poems (2001), Collected Novels and Plays (2002), Collected Prose (2004), The Changing Light at Sandover (2006),and Selected Poems (2008).

Processing Information

Formerly classed as Uncat MSS 264.
Title
Guide to the Stephen Yenser Papers Relating to James Merrill
Author
by Andrea Benefiel and Jennifer Meehan
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

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Location

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Access Information

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