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Henry Roseman Lang papers

Call Number: MS 937

Scope and Contents

The Henry R. Lang Papers consist of nine linear feet of correspondence, diaries and appointment books, and writings and notes pertaining to his academic interests plus correspondence, notes and other materials of his wife, Alice Derby Lang (d. 1928).

Lang's writings, note and research materials specifically concern Spanish, Portuguese and Italian poetry; these follow his correspondence and diaries, etc., and are in no definite arrangement.


  • 1723-1934
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1934


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other 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 the Henry R. Lang estate, 1935.


12.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Correspondence, diaries and appointment books, and writings and notes, which reflect Henry Roseman Lang's career as professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Yale. The papers also contain correspondence, diaries, addresses books, and notes of his wife, Alice Derby Lang.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Roseman Lang was born in Wartau, Switzerland, on September 22, 1853. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Strassberg in 1890. Within two years, he moved to New Haven, Connecticut and began teaching at Yale University, where he stayed for the rest of his career. Between 1892 and 1893, he was instructor in Romance languages, then assistant professor of Romance Philology until 1896, followed by professor of Romance Philology until 1906, when he became the Benjamin F. Barge Professor of Romance Language and Literature, a position he held until his retirement in 1922, when he became professor emeritus. He died in 1934.

Preliminary Guide to the Henry R. Lang Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Thomas J. Connors
July 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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