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Lois and Louis Darling papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 644

Scope and Contents

The Lois and Louis Darling Papers consist of writings, correspondence, artwork, galley proofs, mock-ups, notebooks, a photographic negative, printed material, and other papers relating to the professional lives of Lois and Louis Darling. Material relates to the Darlings' collaborative and individual publications, including Greenhead (William Morrow, 1954); The Gull's Way (William Morrow,1965); The Sea Serpents Around Us: A Complete Guide to Sea Serpentology (Little Brown, 1965); A Place in the Sun: Ecology and the Living World (William Morrow, 1968); The Science of Life (World Publishing Company, 1961); Worms (William Morrow, 1972); the unpublished "One Dozen Eggs." Included among the papers is an illustration entiteld "Pseudocephalopod", with a corresponding photographic negative.

Dates

  • 1954-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Lois and Louis Darling 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 Lois Darling, 1985 and 1991.

Arrangement

Organized into two groupings: I. January 1985 Acquisition, 1964-1968. II. August 1991 Acquisition, 1954-1986.

Associated Materials

Printed material received with the collection was removed for separate cataloging and can be accessed by searching Orbis (Yale's Online Catalog).

Extent

2.42 Linear Feet ((6 boxes) + 1 art storage item)

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.darling

Overview

The Lois and Louis Darling Papers consist of writings, correspondence, artwork, galley proofs, mock-ups, printed material, and other papers relating to the professional lives of Lois and Louis Darling. Material relates to the Darlings' collaborative and individual publications, including Greenhead (William Morrow, 1954); The Gull's Way (William Morrow,1965); The Sea Serpents Around Us: A Complete Guide to Sea Serpentology (Little Brown, 1965); A Place in the Sun: Ecology and the Living World (William Morrow, 1968); The Science of Life (World Publishing Company, 1961); Worms (William Morrow, 1972); and the unpublished "One Dozen Eggs." Included among the papers is an illustration entiteld "Pseudocephalopod", with a corresponding photographic negative.

Lois Darling (1917-1989) and Louis Darling (1916-1970)

Lois MacIntyre Darling (1917-1989), American author, illustrator, and researcher. Louis Darling (1916-1970), American illustrator, author, and environmentalist. The Darlings worked both collaboratively and individually.

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 ZA MS 198 and Uncat ZA MS 368. 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.
Title
Guide to the Lois and Louis Darling 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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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.