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James F. White research files relating to Thomas Mann

 Collection
Call Number: YCGL MSS 35

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscript notes and card files, printed material, writings drafts and offprints, and a small amount of correspondence and grant applications relating to White's research on Thomas Mann. Notes and card files mostly concern White's research on Dante’s Divina commedia and Karl Vossler’s work on Dante as source material for Mann’s Der Zauberberg. Some notes concern Mann's Doktor Faustus or works of other German authors. Correspondence with Joseph Angell, founding curator of the Beinecke Library's Thomas Mann Collection, concerns their shared interest in Mann, the Beinecke Library's Mann Collection, and White's research and academic career.

Dates

  • circa 1940s-circa 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

In German and English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The James F. White Research Files Relating to Thomas Mann 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 Mrs. William Cornyn, 1993.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Notes and Writings, circa 1940s-circa 1976. II. Card Files, circa 1940s-circa 1976. III. Other Papers, circa 1950-circa 1976.

Extent

14.34 Linear Feet ((20 boxes) + 1 portfolio)

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.white

Overview

The collection consists of manuscript notes and card files, printed material, writings drafts and offprints, and a small amount of correspondence and grant applications relating to White's research on Thomas Mann. Notes and card files mostly concern White's research on Dante's Divina commedia and Karl Vossler's work on Dante as source material for Mann's Der Zauberberg. Some notes concern Mann's Doktor Faustus or works of other German authors. Correspondence with Joseph Angell, founding curator of the Beinecke Library's Thomas Mann Collection, concerns their shared interest in Mann, the Beinecke Library's Mann Collection, and White's research and academic career.

James F. White (born 1907)

James F. White (Yale Ph.D., 1941), professor of German at Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of Vermont.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 2011. The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as Uncat Zg Ms 6.
Title
Guide to the James F. White Research Files Relating to Thomas Mann
Author
by Karen Spicher
Date
2011 August
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

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.