Theodore Dreiser collection
Scope and Contents
The collection was assembled by the library, and contains letters written by Dreiser to colleagues and friends, two literary manuscripts, seven printed writings from published periodicals, and a group of clippings and ephemera about Dreiser and his work. Correspondents include Ernest Augustus Boyd, Dudley Nichols, Willard Huntington Wright, and the agency Management Ernest Briggs.
- 1910 - 1977
- Majority of material found within 1910 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Theodore Dreiser Collection 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
Acquired from various sources, including library staff, 1949-1977. Source information is recorded at folder level when known. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1910-1940. II. Writings, 1923-1935. III. Printed Material, 1923-1977.
0.33 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains letters written by Dreiser to colleagues and friends, two literary manuscripts, seven printed writings from published periodicals, and a group of clippings and ephemera about Dreiser and his work. Correspondents include Ernest Augustus Boyd, Dudley Nichols, Willard Huntington Wright, and the agency Management Ernest Briggs.
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Theodore Dreiser, American author and critic.
Collection 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.
This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call numbers: Za Dreiser and Za D 814 +1.
- Guide to the Theodore Dreiser Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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