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Beinecke family papers

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.

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.


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

1786 - 1980
43.71 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Related Names
Beinecke family
Mayer, Fred L.
Language of Materials