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Norman Rubington papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 643

Scope and Contents

The Norman Rubington Papers contain the writings, films, and collages of Norman Rubington.


  • 1951-1990


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 7-14 (motion picture film): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Norman Rubington 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

Gift of Norman Rubington, 2000-2001.


Organized into eight groupings: I. November 2000 Acquisition. II. January 2001 Acquisition. III. January 2001 Acquisition. IV. February 2001 Acquisition. V. April 2001 Acquisition. VI. May 2001 Acquisition. VII. July 2001 Acquisition. VIII. May 2001 Acquisition.


4.34 Linear Feet ((9 boxes) + 8 cold storage items)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The Norman Rubington Papers contain the writings, films, and collages of Norman Rubington.

Norman Rubington

Norman Rubington, American author, painter, poet, filmmaker, and collagist. He published several novels under the name Akbar Del Piombo. Rubington was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1921 and died in New York City in January 1991.

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.

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition. Further organization, rehousing, and description were carried out in 2012.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 81, 97, 98, 112, 130, 134, 175, and 183. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, according to month and year of acquisition.

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 basic 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 Norman Rubington Papers
by Beinecke staff
October 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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