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Catherine Dickey autograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1760

Scope and Contents

The collection, compiled by Catherine Colt Dickey (Mrs. Charles D. Dickey), includes autographs of United States presidents, signers of the Declaration of Independence, government officials, military figures, industrialists, educators, explorers, authors, and other well known persons in public life. Autographs appear on various mediums: letters; postcards; photographs; handwritten and printed documents; and small blank cards specifically designed to solely capture signatures.

Dates

  • 1756-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in English, with some French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) for unpublished works they have authored or otherwise produced. 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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two parts: Unbound material and bound material. The unbound material is arranged alphabetically by writer's last name. Bound material is listed alphabetically by the cover title of each volume, with contents described in the order in which they were bound.

Extent

3 Linear Feet ( (4 boxes))

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.1760

Overview

The collection, compiled by Catherine Colt Dickey (Mrs. Charles D. Dickey), includes autographs of United States presidents, signers of the Declaration of Independence, government officials, military figures, industrialists, educators, explorers, authors, and other well known persons in public life. Autographs appear on various mediums: letters; postcards; photographs; handwritten and printed documents; and small blank cards specifically designed to solely capture signatures.

Custodial History

Gift of S. Whitney Dickey, 1999.
Title
Guide to the Catherine Dickey Autograph Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King
Date
July 2014
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
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