Skip to main content

Samuel Adams Green papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 973
Scope and Contents

The Samuel Adams Green papers consist of correspondence, photographs, printed materials, audiocassette recordings, artwork, and other papers by or relating to curator, socialite, and celebrity assistant Samuel Adams Green. The bulk of the archive is organized into binders that document with correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other papers Green's relationships with notable figures including Cecil Beaton, Greta Garbo, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and many other artists and celebrities. The collection also includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other papers documenting Green's work as an art curator and preservationist, including the 1965 Andy Warhol retrospective he organized while director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional personal papers include journals, day planners, a guest book from Green's home in Cartagena, Colombia, correspondence, photographs, and clippings. Additional photographs include slides from Green's travels. Audiovisual materials include audiocassettes containing demo recordings from Yoko Ono and John Lennon, as well as answering machine recordings of Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton, and others.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 42 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 43 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Samuel Adams Green 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.

Box 42 (audiovisual materials): Use of audio recordings is limited to the Beinecke Library Reading Room. Consult the appropriate curator for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.


Organized into five series: I. Binders, 1943-2009. II. Personal papers, 1960-2009. III. Photographs, 1970-1989. IV. Audiovisual materials, 1971-1993. V. Electonic media, undated.

1943 - 2009
27.69 Linear Feet ((42 boxes) + 1 broadside)
Related Names
Green, Samuel Adams
Language of Materials