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William A. Speck papers

Call Number: YCGL MSS 20
Scope and Contents
The William A. Speck Papers document the founding of the Speck Collection and Speck's activities as a Goethe collector and interpreter, both before he came to Yale and during his tenure as curator at the University Library. The collections consists of card files, personal and family papers, correspondence, and notes and drafts for articles and lectures.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The William A. Speck 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
The William A. Speck Papers consist of material brought to Yale by Speck and generated by him while he was curator of the Speck Collection. The papers were left in the library when Speck died, except for a small section of personal papers purchased from a descendant in 1960.
The collections is organized into four series: I. Card Files, circa 1914-1927. II. Personal and Family Papers, 1848-1951. III. Correspondence, circa 1893-1928. IV. Notes and Drafts for Articles and Lectures, circa 1870-1927.
1848 - 1951
9 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
Related Names
Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928
Language of Materials