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Tomas Venclova papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 714
Scope and Contents
The Tomas Venclova Papers document the life and work of Lithuanian poet, scholar and professor Tomas Venclova. Correspondence documents Venclova's relationships with Lithuanian and Soviet literary figures and political dissidents, including letters from Joseph Brodsky and Czes?aw Mi?osz. Venclova's personal life and family relationships are also documented in the correspondence. Venclova's work as a poet, scholar, and translator is documented in drafts of writings that include holograph drafts of poetry. His work as a human rights activist is documented in the subject files, which include files on Adam Michnik and Liudmila Alekseeva. Photographs include personal and family photographs as well as photographs of conferences, readings and other professional travel. Audiovisual material includes recordings of poetry readings and lectures. Printed material includes reviews of Venclova's works and articles about Lithuanian politics and culture in the 1990s. Electronic files consist chiefly of e-mail. Other papers include personal documents, awards and honorary degrees.
Language of Materials
In English, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, and other languages.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Box 33 (correspondence): Restricted until 2034 November 1.

Box 34 (audiovisual material): Restricted until 2054 September 24.

Box 35 (diaries): formerly retricted until 2019 September 24.

For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Boxes 15-22 and 34 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 36: (computer disk): Restricted Fragile Material. Reference copies of electronic files are available. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Tomas Venclova 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 Tomas Venclova on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2004, and gift of Tomas Venclova, 2004.

August 2019 Acquisition: Purchased from Tomas Venclova on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2019.
Arrangement
Organized into nine series: I. Correspondence, circa 1972-2003. II. Writings, circa 1946-2004. III. Subject Files and Ephemera, 1977-2004. IV. Photographs, circa 1909-2004. V. Audiovisual Material, 1971-2004. VI. Printed Material, circa 1975-2003. VII. Electronic Files, circa 2000-2005. VIII. Other Papers, 1976-2004. IX. August 2019 Acquisition, 1947-2018.
Dates
1909 - 2018
Majority of material found within 1959 - 2010
Extent
37.02 Linear Feet ((43 boxes) + 2 rolls, 1 broadside, and electronic documents)
Related Names
Venclova, Tomas, 1937-
Language of Materials
English
Language of Materials
English
Script
Latin
Language of Materials
Lithuanian
Script
Latin
Language of Materials
Russian
Script
Cyrillic
Language of Materials
Polish
Script
Latin