Scope and Contents
- 1962 - 2015
Conditions Governing Access
Box 29: Restricted during the lifetime of the author. For further information consult appropriate curator.
Boxes 30, 54, 69, 92, 103, 106, 127, 128 (computer disks and laptop computer): Restricted Fragile Material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested through Access Services.
Box 179 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 125 (audiovisual material): Access to original audiovisual recordings is restricted. Reference copies may be requested through Access Services.
Existence and Location of Copies
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with or relates to material found in other acquisitions (e.g., correspondence, writings, and personal papers can be found in all groupings). In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers should consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
123.14 Linear Feet (179 boxes)
Language of Materials
Peter Ackroyd (1949- )
His partner Brian Michael Kuhn was born in New York on June 26, 1952. Ackroyd and Kuhn met while Ackroyd was studying in the United States; afterward Kuhn moved to England, living in London and Devon from 1973 until his death from an AIDS-related illness in 1994.
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition 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 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the finding aid is drawn in large part 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.
Former call numbers: Uncat MS Vault 706, Uncat MS Vault 789, Uncat MSS 58, Uncat MSS 786, Uncat MSS 797, Uncat MSS 827, Uncat MSS 854, Uncat MSS 910, Uncat MSS 922, Uncat MSS 946, Uncat MSS 1049, Uncat MSS 1229, Uncat MSS 1234, Uncat MSS 1240, Uncat MSS 1262.
- Guide to the Peter Ackroyd Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- 2020-12-08: Updated by Rosemary K. J. Davis to add recent acquisitions.
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