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Douglas Crase and Frank Polach papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1134

Scope and Contents

The Douglas Crase and Frank Polach papers contain writings, correspondence, photographs, research materials, artwork, and other papers by, to, or relating to the lives and work Douglas Crase and Frank Polach. Also includes extensive materials relating to the lives and work of Rupert Barnaby, Dwight Ripley, and Robert Dash.


  • 1896 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 83, 86 (film): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 85 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 87 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Douglas Crase and Frank Polach 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 Granary Books, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the Martin Greenblatt Foundation Book Fund in American Literature, 2014.


86 Linear Feet ((82 boxes) + 5 art)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Douglas Crase and Frank Polach

Douglas Crase (1944-) is an American poet and writer. His husband, Frank Polach (1944-), is a poet, gardener, and former University Librarian at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Dwight Ripley and Rupert Barneby

Harry Dwight Dillon Ripley (1908-1973) was an English artist and patron of the arts associated with the New York School and the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. His life partner was Rupert Charles Barneby (1911-2000), an English botanist responsible for describing over eleven hundred new species of plants.

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.

Guide to the Douglas Crase and Frank Polach Papers
by Beinecke staff
December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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