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Harvey Weiss papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 992
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of artwork and storyboards for books authored and illustrated by Harvey Weiss, as well as correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs and other material relating to various book projects and several illustrated journals. The collection documents Harvey Weiss's career as a children's illustrator and author, and his process of researching, writing and illustrating books.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvey Weiss 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 the Estate of Harvey Weiss on the Jockey Hollow Fund, 2008.


Organized into eight series: I. Writing and Research Files. II. Book Proofs and Related Material. III. Illustrated Journals. IV. Correspondence. V. Other Papers. VI. Photographs. VII. Printed Material. VIII. Book Art, Storyboards, and Oversize Photographs.

While the series arrangement reflects, as far as possible, an intellectual arrangement of material, the bulk of the material is oversize and is therefore physically arranged by size. As a result, the box numbers are not contiguous and material within each series overlaps with and/or relates to material found in other series. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each series described in the Collection Contents section.

circa 1955-2007
25.6 Linear Feet ((95 boxes) + 1 roll)
Related Names
Weiss, Harvey
Language of Materials