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Dachine Rainer papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 639

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the life and work of poet and author Dachine Rainer (pseudonym of Sylvia Newman) and her relationships with other literary figures, particularly Rebecca West. Material includes correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and a computer disk.

Dates

  • 1913-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 41 (computer disk): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 42 (correspondence): Restricted until 2060. For further information consult appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Dachine Rainer Papers 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 Bernard Quaritch Ltd. on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund, 2001.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1930-2000. II. Rebecca West Material, 1913-1996. III. Writings, 1936-1996. IV. Personal and Other Papers, 1938-2000.

Extent

36.59 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

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.rainer

Overview

The collection documents the life and work of poet and author Dachine Rainer (pseudonym of Sylvia Newman) and her relationships with other literary figures, particularly Rebecca West. Material includes correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and a computer disk.

Dachine Rainer (1921-2000)

Dachine Rainer, American-born poet, author, and anarchist. Rainer was born Sylvia Newman in New York on January 13, 1921, and studied English literature at Hunter College. Her published works include: poems, essays, and articles in periodicals such as The New Republic and The Nation; and the books The Uncomfortable Inn (1960) and Giornale de Venezia (1996). Rainer befriended Rebecca West after moving to London in 1961. She died on August 19, 2000 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

Processing Information

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, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. 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.

Formerly classed as Uncat MSS 139.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, at the time of acquisition. Further organization and description was carried out in 2012.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn 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.
Title
Guide to the Dachine Rainer Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-16
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:
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New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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