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Robert Dash papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 792

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, writings, journals, sketchbooks, workbooks, photographs, clippings and other papers, artwork, and audiovisual materials. Correspondence includes letters with many fellow poets, painters, and gardeners. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts by Dash and others. Journals and workbooks include writings, drawings, and other documents pertaining mainly to paintings and the evolution of the gardens at Dash's Long Island estate, Madoo. Artwork includes drawings, oil paintings, lithographs, and photographs by Dash, James Schuyler, and Joe Brainard.

Dates

  • 1954-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 35 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 36 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 37 (microscope slides) Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Robert Dash 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 Granary Books, Inc., on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2011.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series: I. Correspondence, circa 1950s-2000s. II. Writings, circa 1970s-2000s. III. Journals, 1954-2010. IV. Sketchbooks and workbooks, 1967-2004. V. Photographs, circa 1954-2004. VI. Clippings and other papers, circa 1960s-2008. VII. Artwork, 1960-1964, undated. VII. Audiovisual materials, 1996-1998.

Extent

18.51 Linear Feet ((34 boxes) + 2 broadside and 1 art.)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.dash

Overview

The papers include correspondence, writings, journals, sketchbooks, workbooks, photographs, clippings and other papers, artwork, and audiovisual materials. Correspondence includes letters with many fellow poets, painters, and gardeners. Writings include typescripts and manuscripts by Dash and others. Journals and workbooks include writings, drawings, and other documents pertaining mainly to paintings and the evolution of the gardens at Dash's Long Island estate, Madoo. Artwork includes drawings, oil paintings, lithographs, and photographs by Dash, James Schuyler, and Joe Brainard.

Robert Dash

Robert Dash (1931- ) is an American painter, writer, and gardener. Dash's Long Island estate and garden, Madoo, is incorporated as the nonprofit Madoo Conservancy.

Processing Information

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.

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.
Title
Guide to the Robert Dash Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
July 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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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.