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Norman Holmes Pearson Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 899

Scope and Contents

The Norman Holmes Pearson papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document a broad range of Pearson's professional and personal activities, including his research on Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ezra Pound, his management of the literary estates of H.D. and Bryher, and his activity as a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. Documentation relating to Pearson's service in the Office of Strategic Services is partially redacted.

Dates

  • 1839 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

In-process collection. As of January 2019, this collection is closed to readers temporarily. Portions of the collection may be made available when processing is complete. For more information, please consult the Closed Collections Schedule on the Beinecke Web site at https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/closed-collections-schedule.

Box 211 (Student records): Restricted until 2095.

Box 228 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Norman Holmes Pearson 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 and bequest of Norman Holmes Pearson, 1966-1975.

Arrangement

Organized into eleven series: I. Correspondence, 1839-1976. II. Editorial and Other Projects, circa 1880s-1975. III. Writings, 1931-1968. IV. Research Files, 1851-1978. V. Professional Papers, 1932-1979. VI. Personal Papers, 1888-1975. VII. Photographs and Microfilm, circa 1920-1941. VIII. Printed Material, circa 1890-1975. IX. Audiovisual Material, 1963-1985. X. Realia, undated. XI. Material Removed From Books, circa 1960-1975.

Extent

102.16 Linear Feet (240 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.pearson

Overview

The Norman Holmes Pearson papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material that document a broad range of Pearson's professional and personal activities, including his research on Nathaniel Hawthorn and Ezra Pound, his management of the literary estates of H.D. and Bryher, and his activity as a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. Documentation relating to Pearson's service in the Office of Strategic Services is partially redacted.

Norman Holmes Pearson (1909-1975)

Norman Holmes Pearson (Yale 1932), professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and officer in the Office of Strategic Services during the Second World War. Pearson collaborated with curator Donald Gallup to develop the Yale Collection of American Literature, playing an instrumental role in the acquisition of the papers of H.D. and Bryher.

Processing Information

Former call numbers: Za Pearson and Uncat Za Pearson.
Title
Norman Holmes Pearson Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2015
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:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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