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Roberta Yerkes Blanshard papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1566

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of subject files, containing correspondence and memorabilia, of Roberta Yerkes Blanshard. The majority of the files relate to the Yale University Press and include a reminiscence of her years with the press. Correspondents in these files include authors with whom she worked, Yale Press staff members, and printers and typographers who worked for the press. There are also files on her friend, Ada Louise Comstock Notestein.

Dates

  • 1914-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Ann Baer in Accession 2013-M-069. Copyright status for the remaining collection materials is unknown. 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roberta Yerkes Blanshard, 1998; transferred from Yale University Press, 2013.

Associated Materials

Brand Blanshard Papers (MS 1488). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.Robert Mearns Yerkes Papers (MS 569). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

1.52 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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.1566

Overview

The papers consist of subject files, containing correspondence and memorabilia, of Roberta Yerkes Blanshard. The majority of the files relate to the Yale University Press and include a reminiscence of her years with the press. Correspondents in these files include authors with whom she worked, Yale Press staff members, and printers and typographers who worked for the press. There are also files on her friend, Ada Louise Comstock Notestein.

Biographical / Historical

Roberta Yerkes Blanshard was born in 1907, the daughter of Robert Mearns and Ada Watterson Yerkes. She attended Bryn Mawr College and joined the Yale University Press staff following graduation in 1929. She remained in the editorial department of the press until 1959. In 1969, she married Brand Blanshard, a Yale professor of philosophy. Blanshard died in Hamden, Connecticut in 2001.
Title
Guide to the Roberta Yerkes Blanshard Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
August 1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

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

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