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J. D. McClatchy papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 705
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, printed material, audiovisual material, memorabilia, and artwork that document the life and work of author J. D. McClatchy from his youth to the 2010s. Correspondence is both personal and professional and includes letters from Anthony Hecht, James Merrill, Robert Penn Warren, and Richard Wilbur, among many other prominent figures of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, as well as correspondence relating to the publication of the Yale Review. Writings include drafts, proofs, and other material documenting the works of J. D. McClatchy, as well as journals and travel notebooks. Personal papers include documents, and diaries of Mary Jane McClatchy, mother of J. D. McClatchy.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Audiovisual materials in boxes 57-59, 65, 67, 103, and 106: Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 72, 76, 104 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The J. D. McClatchy 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
Purchased from J. D. McClatchy on the Adele Gutman Nathan Theatrical Collection Fund, the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund, and the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial Fund, 1994-2012; purchased from Chip Kidd on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2018; gift of J. D. McClatchy, 2012.
Organized into eight groupings: November 1994 Acquisition, October 1999 Acquisition, January 2000 Acquisition, August 2000 Acquisition, April 2001 Acquisition, October 2007 Acquisition, June 2012 Acquisition, and November 2012 Acquisition.

Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection was acquired in increments over time.

Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps and/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.

Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
88.01 Linear Feet ((108 boxes) + 1 art, 2 broadside folders)
Related Names
McClatchy, J. D., 1945-2018
Language of Materials