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