- Scope and Contents
The papers provide insight into the personal and professional life of Mardette Perkins, American actress and poet, and consist of correspondence, drafts of writings, clippings, ephemera, computer media, and audiovisual material dating from 1942 to 1996. Perkins’ acting career is represented in photographs, clippings, ephemera, and a film of her work for television commercials. The papers contain drafts of Perkins’ poetry, including an unpublished manuscript for her “Collected Poems, I,” and recordings of her reciting poetry. The papers also shed light on Perkins’ experience of psychoanalysis, detailed in her journals from 1961 to 1976.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 11 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 19 (audiocassettes): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 20 (film): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Mardette Perkins 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 Mardette Perkins, 1997-1999.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1948-1996. II. Writings, 1942-1996. III. Professional Papers, 1945-1966. IV. Personal Papers, 1948-1991. V. Audiovisual Material, 1961-1993.
- 6.22 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
- Related Names
- Perkins, Mardette
- Language of Materials