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National Book Critics Circle Records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 878

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial papers, membership records, and printed material relating to the National Book Critics Circle. The National Book Critics Circle Awards deliberations and programs are especially well documented.

Dates

  • 1975 - 1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The National Book Critics Circle Records 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.

Arrangement

Organized into four groupings: August 1992 Acquisition, September 1993 Acquisition, March 1994 Acquisition, and May 1994 Acquisition.

Extent

3.42 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.bookcritics

Biographical / Historical

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC), founded 1974, is the professional association of American book review editors and critics. The NBCC presents the National Book Critics Circle Awards yearly. Individuals involved in the NBCC include Herbert Leibowitz, Nina King, and Jack Miles.

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.

This collection received a basic level of processing in 2014, including rehousing and 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.

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 initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection includes materials previously identified by the call numbers Uncat ZA MS 264, Uncat ZA MS 387, and Uncat ZA MS 392
Title
Guide to the National Book Critics Circle Records
Status
In Progress
Author
by Alison Clemens
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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