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Jeremy Reed papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 678

Scope and Contents

The Jeremy Reed Papers contain writings--including poetry, prose and translations--along with drafts, notebooks, correspondence, and other papers related to the life and work of Jeremy Reed.


  • 1960 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 21-22, 30, and 43-45, 61 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 46 and 63 (born digital): Restricted fragile. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jeremy Reed 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

Purchased from R. A. Gekoski Booksellers on the George Henry Nettleton Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 1998-2007.

Gift of Jeremy Reed, 2002, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2019.

May 2010 acquisition: Purchased from Jeremy Reed on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2010.

July 2013 acquisition: Purchased from Jeremy Reed on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.

December 2015 acquisition: Purchased from Thomas A. Glasswater Rare Books, Inc. on James Osborn and Marie Louis Fund, 2015.

July 2021 acquisition: Purchased from Jeremy Reed on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Fund, 2021.


The papers are organized into fifteen groupings: October 1998 Acquisition, November 1999 Acquisition, September 2002 Acquisition, May 2007 Acquisition, August 2007 Acquisition, May 2010 Acquisition, July 2013 acquisition, December 2015 acquisition, July 2016 acquisition, June 2017 acquisition, August 2017 acquisition, March 2019 acquisition, July 2019 acquisition, July 2021 acquisition [1 of 2], and July 2021 acquisition [2 of 2].


38.39 Linear Feet ((63 boxes) )

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Jeremy Reed, 1951-

Jeremy Reed, British author, was born March 6, 1951 in Jersey, Channel Islands. A prolific poet, novelist and translator, Reed has authored dozens of volumes of poetry, prose and cultural analysis.

Processing Information

The Jeremy Reed Papers include materials formerly classed as Uncat MS Vault 871, Uncat MSS 363, Uncat MSS 964, and Uncat MS Vault 825.

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 as they are acquired, 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. Portions of this finding aid are compiled from individual preliminary lists that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2009, which has since been updated to reflect more recent acquisitions.

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.

Guide to the Jeremy Reed Papers
by Beinecke staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-12-03: Updated by Rosemary K. J. Davis to add recent acquisitions.
  • 2010-02-10: Transformed with yale.addEadidUrl.xsl. Adds @url with handle for finding aid. Overwrites @url if already present.

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