Skip to main content

Richard Henry Goldstone Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1106

Scope and Contents

The papers document Richard Goldstone's process of writing Thornton Wilder's biography, Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait which was published in 1975. The collection includes photocopied and original correspondence between Goldstone and Wilder, Goldstone's research notes on Wilder's career and family life, and book reviews and correspondence in response to Goldstone's biography. The collection also contains correspondence between Wilder and friends and family, as well as Goldstone's correspondence with Isabel Wilder and others associated wtih Wilder during the course of his writing the biography.

Dates

  • 1915-1976

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

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, 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. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by a unique call number and titled according to month and year of acquisition.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

The Richard Goldstone 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

Donated by Richard Goldstone in 1976 and 1991.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: 1976 Acquisition and 1991 Acquisition.

Extent

1.54 Linear Feet (4 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.goldstone

Overview

The papers document Richard Goldstone's process of writing Thornton Wilder's biography, Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait . The collection includes photocopied and original correspondence between Goldstone and Wilder, Goldstone's research notes on Wilder's career and family life, and book reviews and correspondence in response to Goldstone's biography. The collection also contains correspondence between Wilder and friends and family, as well as Goldstone's correspondence with Isabel Wilder and others associated wtih Wilder during the course of his writing the biography.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Henry Goldstone, professor of English at the College of the City of New York. Goldstone published a biography of Thornton Wilder entitled Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait (New York: Saturday Review Press) in 1975.
Title
Guide to the Richard Goldstone Papers
Author
by Monika Lehman
Date
May 2017
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977