- Scope and Contents
The papers contain correspondence, writings, literary manuscripts, notes, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material documenting Dorothy Norman's activities, writings, and publications, including the journal she founded and edited, Twice A Year: a Book of Literature, the Arts, and Civil Liberties. The papers also document Norman's relationships with the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of artists and writers, with her husband Edward A. Norman and their families, and with prominent Indians including Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Indira Gandhi.
The collection does not contain original photographs by Dorothy Norman or Alfred Stieglitz, or materials related to her writings on Jawaharlal Nehru.
- Conditions Governing Access
Group I, Correspondence with Alfred Stieglitz and Edward A. Norman (boxes 1-67), is restricted until January 2, 2020. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 166 (sound recording): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Dorothy Norman 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 Dorothy Norman, 1965-1992. Bequest of Dorothy Norman, 1997.
December 2016 Acquisition: gift of Nancy Lasalle, 2016.
Organized into five groupings: Correspondence with Alfred Stieglitz and Edward A. Norman, 1924-1981. Pre-1990 Acquisitions, 1908-1983. October 1991 Acquisition, 1903-1989. April 1997 Acquisition, 1908-1996. December 2016 Acquisition, 1937-1991.
Dorothy Norman papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 792