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Joseph Bruchac papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 740

Scope and Contents

The Joseph Bruchac Papers contain correspondence with family, publishers, and storytelling and literary colleagues; drafts of writings, on paper and computer disks; materials concerning writing workshops taught by Bruchac in prisons; writings of others, including Native American authors; and subject files, photographs, audiocassettes, and videocassettes, many relating to storytelling performances at festivals and schools, or to Native American storytelling and literary organizations, including Returning the Gift Native American writers conferences, 1990s, and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers, 1990s-2000s. Research strengths include Bruchac's writings and storytelling; teaching of Abenaki and other Native American cultures; 20th-century Native American literature, children's literature, and literary organizations; and 20th-century American small presses.

Dates

  • 1959 - 2016
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2016

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 37-40, 83, 115, 144, 152 (audiovisual material): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 84, 99, 145, 175-176, 190 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Joseph Bruchac 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 Ken Lopez on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund, Danford N. Barney, Jr. Fund, Sinclair Lewis Fund, Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, Theatre Guild Fund, and the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 1996-2017.

Arrangement

Organized into nine groupings: November 1996 Acquisition; September 1998 Acquisition; February 1999 Acquisition; April 1999 Acquisition; July 2006 Acquisition; September 2006 Acquisition; Other Acquisitions; October 2013 Acquisition; and November 2017 Acquisition.

Extent

176.17 Linear Feet ((188 boxes) + 1 roll + 1 broadside)

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.bruchac

Overview

The Joseph Bruchac Papers contain correspondence with family, publishers, and storytelling and literary colleagues; drafts of writings, on paper and computer disks; materials concerning writing workshops taught by Bruchac in prisons; writings of others, including Native American authors; and subject files, photographs, audiocassettes, and videocassettes, many relating to storytelling performances at festivals and schools, or to Native American storytelling and literary organizations, including Returning the Gift Native American writers conferences, 1990s, and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers, 1990s-2000s. Research strengths include Bruchac's writings and storytelling; teaching of Abenaki and other Native American cultures; 20th-century Native American literature, children's literature, and literary organizations; and 20th-century American small presses.

Joseph Bruchac (1942-)

Joseph Bruchac, Native American storyteller; author of novels, stories, poems, essays, and children’s literature; and editor of poetry and fiction anthologies. Bruchac's storytelling and writings draw on his Abenaki ancestry and culture of Native Americans of the northeastern United States. Bruchac has been active in the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers, and with his wife, publisher and editor Carol Bruchac, founded the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press.

Processing Information

This collection consists of materials formerly classed as Uncat ZA MS 510, Uncat ZA MS 571, Uncat ZA MS 603, Uncat ZA MS 619, Uncat MSS 879, and Uncat MSS 924. In 2013, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including partial rehousing and minimal organization. The collection was reclassed under one call number, materials were organized into groupings by accession, and containers were renumbered in a single sequence. Most folder titles were based on information provided by the donor, while some were assigned by Library staff. Some names were updated to conform to Library of Congress name authorities; for some, see references to name forms provided by the donor were added instead. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
Title
Guide to the Joseph Bruchac Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-16
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • December 2019: Updated with November 2017 Acquisition.
  • June 2019: Updated with October 2013 Acquisition.
  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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