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Beinecke family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 570

Scope and Contents

The Beinecke Family Papers consist of twenty-one albums containing manuscript and printed materials, photographs, and original documents detailing the history of Edwin J. Beinecke and his family, the Weigle and Mauer families, the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Materials contained within the albums span from the eighteenth century to 1980. These volumes were compiled by Fred L. Mayer between 1972 and 1980. Also included are eight volumes of letters and cards of condolence on the occasion of Edwin J. Beinecke's death in 1970. One box of miscellaneous print, typescript, and manuscript materials is also included.

Dates

  • 1786 - 1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Beinecke Family 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

Gift of Mrs. Edwin J. Beinecke, 1983.

Arrangement

The Beinecke Family papers are organized into three series, Family History Albums, Correspondence on the Passing of Edwin John Beinecke, and Other Papers.

Extent

43.71 Linear Feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.beineckefam

Overview

The Beinecke Family Papers consist of twenty-one albums containing manuscript and printed materials, photographs, and original documents detailing the history of Edwin J. Beinecke and his family, the Weigle and Mauer families, the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Materials contained within the albums date from the eighteenth century to 1980. These volumes were compiled by Fred L. Mayer between 1972 and 1980. Also included are eight volumes of letters and cards of condolence on the occasion of Edwin J. Beinecke's death in 1970. One box of miscellaneous print, typescript, and manuscript materials is also included.

Processing Information

Formerly classed as Uncat MS Vault 392.
Title
Guide to the Beinecke Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Andrea Benefiel
Date
June 28, 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.