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Facsimiles of autographs and of famous documents collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1260

Scope and Contents

Facsimiles of autographs and of famous documents in either printed or photostatic copies. Principal items are the Declaration of Independence, with autograph letters of the signers; the Constitution of the United States; the Emancipation Proclamation; and autographs of the founders of the Republic of Mexico.

Dates

  • 1860-1934

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1260

Overview

Facsimiles of autographs and of famous documents in either printed or photostatic copies. Principal items are the Declaration of Independence, with autograph letters of the signers; the Constitution of the United States; the Emancipation Proclamation; and autographs of the founders of the Republic of Mexico.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Facsimiles of Autographs and of Famous Documents Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by John Espy
Date
August 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours