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Peter Ackroyd papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 828
Scope and Contents
The Peter Ackroyd Papers primarily contain research files, manuscripts, drafts, and page proofs for many of his novels, biographies, and historical studies, as well as related correspondence, electronic files, and screenplays. Also present are his appointment books, some personal papers and photographs, and papers related to his partner Brian Michael Kuhn.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Peter Ackroyd 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 Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 1994-2005, 2010; purchased from R. A. Gekoski Booksellers on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Fund, 2015; purchased from Peter Grogan on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2016; gift of Peter Ackroyd, 2005-2011, 2016, 2019; gift of Random House, 2012; gift of Talese Editorial, 2015-2016.
Organized into twenty-four groupings: I. February 1994 Acquisition. II. April 1997 Acquisition. III. August 2000 Acquisition. IV. June 2005 Acquisition. V. July 2005 Acquisition. VI. November 2005 Acquisition. VII. March 2006 Acquisition. VIII. November 2006 Acquisition. IX. January 2007 Acquisition. X. May 2007 Acquisition. XI. November 2008 Acquisition. XII. February 2010 Acquisition. XIII. March 2010 Acquisition. XIV. April 2010 Acquisition. XV. September 2010 Acquisition. XVI. September 2011 Acquisition. XVII. June 2012 acquisition. XVIII. August 2015 acquisition. XIX. September 2015 acquisition. XX. January 2016 acquisition. XXI. July 2016 acquisition [1 of 2]. XXII. July 2016 acquisition [2 of 2]. XXIII. September 2016 acquisition. XXIV. January 2019 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.
1962 - 2015
123.14 Linear Feet (179 boxes)
Related Names
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Language of Materials