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Bruce Kellner papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 709

Scope and Contents

The Bruce Kellner Papers consist of letters to Kellner and other papers, including two poems by Fania Marinoff, actress and wife of Carl Van Vechten, a list of Marinoff's appearances on stage and in films, and a portion of Marinoff's last will and testament. Correspondents include Donald Gallup, Carl Van Vechten, Alice B. Toklas, Donald Windham, Fania Marinoff, Donald Angus, and others.

Dates

  • 1929 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1952 - 2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Bruce Kellner 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 Bruce and Margaret Kellner, 1989-2007. Gift of Bruce Kellner, 2008-2016.

Arrangement

Organized into eight groupings: I. 1989 Acquisition, 1929-1964. II. 1991 Acquisition, 1951-1961. III. 1993 Acquisition, 1956-1964. IV. 1994 Acquisition, 1952-1963. V. 2000 Acquisitions, 1959-1975. VI. 2001 Acquisition, 1952-2000. VII. 2007 Acquisition, 1967-2000. VIII. 2008 Acquisition, 1984-2003.

Extent

2.73 Linear Feet (9 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.kellner

Overview

The Bruce Kellner Papers consist of letters to Kellner and other papers, including two poems by Fania Marinoff, actress and wife of Carl Van Vechten, a list of Marinoff's appearances on stage and in films, and a portion of Marinoff's last will and testament. Correspondents include Donald Gallup, Carl Van Vechten, Alice B. Toklas, Donald Windham, Fania Marinoff, Donald Angus, and others.

Bruce Kellner

Bruce Kellner, American author and Harlem Renaissance scholar.

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 2013.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as: Uncat ZA MS 88, Uncat ZA MS 192, Uncat ZA MS 407, Uncat MSS 35, Uncat MSS 110, Uncat MSS 971, Uncat MSS 1039, Uncat ZA File 297, and Uncat ZA File 411. 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 Bruce Kellner Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
February 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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