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James Laughlin papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 654

Scope and Contents

The James Laughlin Papers contain writings by Laughlin and others, an award acceptance speech by Laughlin, papers and audiocassettes relating to "New Directions at 50," the 50th Anniversary of New Directions exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and various material removed from printed volumes.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1994
  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 5 (audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The James Laughlin 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 James Laughlin, 1986-2005.

1988-2005, printed volumes were accessioned in Printed Acquisitions. 2008, material was accessioned in Manuscript Unit.

Arrangement

Organized into four groupings: I. June 1986 Acquisition, 1986 June. II. June 1986 Acquisition, 1986. III. May 1989 Acquisition, 1976-1989. IV.1988-2005 Acquisitions, 1949-1996.

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

2.64 Linear Feet (5 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.laughlin

Overview

The James Laughlin Papers contain writings by Laughlin and others, an award acceptance speech by Laughlin, papers and audiocassettes relating to "New Directions at 50," the 50th Anniversary of New Directions exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and various material removed from printed volumes.

James Laughlin (1914-1997)

James Laughlin, American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishing.

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 106, Uncat ZA MS 489, Uncat MSS 1017, and Uncat ZA File 152. 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.

"So Much Depends," typescript poem (photocopy) by James Laughlin 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 James Laughlin Papers
Author
by Molly Wheeler
Date
November 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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