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Janet Malcolm papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 935

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research materials, writings, correspondence, vertical files, printed material, audiovisual materials, and electronic media documenting the work and writings of Janet Malcolm. Research materials and writings consist of correspondence, legal documents, transcripts, notes, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, printed material, and other papers created or collected by Janet Malcolm in the course of researching or writing various projects including Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession (Alfred A. Knopf, 1981), In the Freud Archives (Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), The Journalist and the Murderer (Alfred A. Knopf, 1990), The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), The Crime of Sheila McGough (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), and others. Research materials also include files of correspondence and related papers from J. D. Salinger and Phillip Roth. Vertical files consist of additional writings, correspondence, notebooks, and research materials. Audiovisual materials consist of audiocassettes containing interviews and other recordings generated by Malcolm while conducting research.

Dates

  • 1940-2010

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 55-58 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 59 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Janet Malcolm 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 Janet Malcolm on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. Research materials and writings, 1950-2010. II. Vertical files, 1940-2009. III. Printed materials, 1964-2007. IV. Audiovisual materials, circa 1970s-2005. V. Electronic media, circa 1990s.

Extent

55.67 Linear Feet (59 boxes)

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.malcolm

Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm (born 1934) is an American writer and journalist. A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and author of numerous books, Malcolm has written on a range of subjects including photography, psychoanalysis, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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 as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

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.
Title
Guide to the Janet Malcolm Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
January 2019
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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