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Chelsea records

Call Number: GEN MSS 1090
Scope and Contents
Manuscripts by authors, translators, and artists, submitted to Chelsea during editorship of Sona Raiziss and Alfredo de Palchi, encompassing issues 20/21 (1966)-82/83 (2007), with related author contracts, photographs, issue drafts and proofs, and digital files; similar materials for books published by Chelsea Editions, 1990s-2010s; Chelsea editorial meeting minutes and other administrative files, including digital files; correspondence between Chelsea contributors and Raiziss, de Palchi, and associate editors and guest editors including Andrea Lockett, Richard Foerester, Brian Swann, and Gerard Malanga, with additional writings and digital email files, 1960s-2010s; applications and manuscripts, including digital files, submitted by authors for the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards, administered by the Academy of American Poets, and other literary prizes, 2000s; writings by Raiziss and de Palchi; printed material about poetry events and art exhibits; a few audiocassettes of literary readings by Raiziss; and a few award plaques and t-shirts relating to literary organizations. Research strengths include the history of Chelsea; little magazine and small press publishing in the United States, 1960s-2010s; and literary prizes, especially the Chelsea Award for Poetry, the Chelsea Award for Short Fiction, and the Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards.
Language of Materials
In English and Italian.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Boxes 6, 21-22, 27, 33-34, 38-39, 42, 44-45, 52, 56, 60, 63, 65, 68, 72, and 74 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 23, 28, and 53 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Chelsea 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alfredo de Palchi, 2002-2013.
Organized into sixteen groupings: January 2002 Acquisition, September 2004 Acquisition, April 2005 Acquisition, November 2005 Acquisition, April 2006 Acquisition, August 2006 Acquisition, June 2007 Acquisition, November 2007 Acquisition, April 2008 Acquisition, September 2008 Acquisition, April 2009 Acquisition, November 2009 Acquisition, August 2010 Acquisition, January 2011 Acquisition, November 2012 Acquisition, and May 2013 Acquisition.
Related Materials
Associated material: Alfredo de Palchi and Sona Raiziss papers (GEN MSS 947), Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Books owned by de Palchi or Raiziss may be found in the online catalog by searching "de Palchi, Alfredo" or "Raiziss, Sona" as a special collections subject.
Majority of material found within 1990 - 2013
49.65 Linear Feet ((74 boxes) + 1 art)
Related Names
Chelsea Associates
Language of Materials
Multiple languages