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Marjorie Content papers and photographs

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 648

Scope and Contents

The Marjorie Content Papers and Photographs include correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs that document the personal and professional life of American photographer Marjorie Content.

Dates

  • 1908 - 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 5 (film negatives): Restricted fragile material. Corresponding photograph prints are in Box 4.

Conditions Governing Use

The Marjorie Content Papers and Photographs 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 J. Howard Woolmer Rare Books and Susan Sandberg on the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial, 1999 and from Jill Quasha on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Funds, 2001.

Arrangement

Organized into two groupings: I. May 1999 Acquisition. II. January 2001 Acquisition.

Extent

3.42 Linear Feet (6 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.content

Overview

The Marjorie Content Papers and Photographs include correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs that document the personal and professional life of American photographer Marjorie Content.

Marjorie Content (1895–1984)

Marjorie Content, American photographer.

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 621 and Uncat MSS 103. 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.

"The Story of the Armory Show," by Walt Kuhn was identified as missing from the papers during 2012 processing.

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 Marjorie Content Papers and Photographs
Author
by Molly Wheeler
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:
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.