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Tony Geiss papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 979

Scope and Contents

Writings, notebooks, scripts, files, awards, audiovisual material, stuffed animals, printed material, and other papers relating to Tony Geiss and his work on Sesame Street and other television and film projects.

Dates

  • 1950s-2010

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 54-61 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 62-65 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tony Geiss 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 Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Jockey Hollow Fund, 2013.

Extent

46.8 Linear Feet ((64 boxes) + 1 record album storage)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.geiss

Tony Geiss

Tony Geiss (1924-2011) was an American screenwriter, songwriter, and television producer best known for his longtime work on Sesame Street. He also co-wrote feature films including An American Tail and The Land Before Time.

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 or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Tony Geiss Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
January 2019
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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