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Adolph Burnett Benson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 76
Scope and Contents
The Adolph B. Benson Papers consist of seven linear feet of correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings, and teaching material spanning Benson's entire academic career. They are arranged in two series, CORRESPONDENCE and WRITINGS AND MISCELLANY. Most of the letters were written in these years: 1920-1934, 1946-1961. They are related mainly to Benson's teaching and publications, to his work on behalf of the American-Swedish Historical Foundation and the American-Scandinavian Foundation and to family matters. The writings are drafts of Americans from Sweden (incomplete) and of articles and essays on literary subjects. The photographs are of several unidentified persons (one of whom may be the young Adolph Benson) and of book exhibits by the Swedish American Line. The teaching material consists of lecture notes from Benson's years at Columbia and gradebooks spanning most of his career at Yale.

The Benson Papers were given to Yale University Library by Professor Benson in 1960 and by Mrs. Benson in 1963.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for 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 Adolph Benson in 1960 and of Mrs. Benson in 1963.
Arrangement
Arranged in two series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings and Miscellany.
Dates
1920-1961
Extent
7 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Related Names
Benson, Adolph B. (Adolph Burnett), 1881-1962
Language of Materials
English