Scope and Contents
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 47-50, 63, and 80 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 53, 61, 79, and 81-83 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
June 2018 Acquisition: Purchased from George Robert Minkoff Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2018.
Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. For instance, scripts and production files can be found in both groupings. 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.
75.63 Linear Feet (83 boxes)
Language of Materials
James Lapine (1949- )
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and in some instances minimal organization. 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, identified by a unique call number and titled according to month and year of acquisition.
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part 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 initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Former call numbers: Uncat MSS 856 and Uncat MSS 1079.
- American drama -- 20th Century
- American drama -- 21st century
- Audiocassettes -- United States -- 20th Century
- Audiovisual materials -- United States -- 20th Century
- Born digital -- United States -- 20th Century
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Electronic documents -- United States -- 20th Century
- Lapine, James, 1949-
- Photographs -- United States -- 20th Century
- Sound recordings -- United States -- 20th Century
- Theater -- United States
- Videocassettes -- United States -- 20th Century
- Guide to the James Lapine Papers
- by Beinecke Staff and Emily Komornik
- May 16, 2007, September 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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