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William Rose Benét Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1100
Scope and Contents

The William Rose Benét papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and personal and family papers documenting the life and work of American author and editor William Rose Benét. The collection spans the years 1847 to 1957, with the bulk of the collection dating from roughly 1900 to 1950.

Collection material is chiefly in English; with some material in French, Italiana, Russian, and Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 100 (cold storage): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Boxes 131-133, 135: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The William Rose Benét 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

Acquired primarily through gift of William Rose Benét, Marjorie Flack, and the estate of Marjorie Flack, 1948-1958.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1897-1955. II. Family Correspondence, 1883-1956. III. Writings, 1895-1957. IV. Printed Appearances of Writings by William Rose Benét, 1904-1950. V. Personal and Family Papers, 1847-1950.

Related Materials

Material by or relating to William Rose Benét acquired by the library from other Benét family sources can be located in the Benét Family Papers (YCAL MSS 1107). Material by or relating to William Rose Benét acquired by the library from non-family sources is located in the Benét Family Collection (YCAL MSS 1108). Additional material by or relating to William Rose Benét can also be found in the Stephen Vincent Benét and Rosemary Benét Papers (YCAL MSS 1046).

Dates
1847 - 1957
Majority of material found within 1920 - 1950
Extent
71.91 Linear Feet (128 boxes + 5 broadside, 5 art, 1 cold storage)
Related Names
Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950
Language of Materials
English