Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

Guide to Library Special Collections

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

Guide to Library Special Collections

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This guide updates the information in volume 15.

Name of Collection: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Contact: Kevin Repp, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts

Patricia Willis, Curator of American Literature

Address: Yale University Library

P.O. Box 208240

New Haven, CT 06520-8240


Hours: Mon.-Thu. 8:30 AM-8 PM

Fri. 8:30 AM-5 PM

Access requirements: Register at the circulation desk on each visit.

Holdings Relevant To Woolf: General Collection includes autograph manuscript of "Notes on Oliver Goldsmith." Comments on Edward Gibbon, William Beckford Collection. Letters from Virginia Woolf in the Bryher Papers, the Louise Morgan and Otto Theis Papers, and the Rebecca West Papers. Related material: 41 letters from Vita Sackville-West to Violet Trefusis; files relating to Robert Manson Myers's From Beowulf to Virginia Woolf in the Edmond Pauker Papers.

Yale Collection of American Literature includes typewritten manuscripts of "The Art of Walter Sickert," "Augustine Birrell," "Aurora Leigh," "How Should One Read a Book?" "Letter to a Young Poet," "The Novels of Turgenev," "Street Haunting." Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers: manuscripts of "The Lives of the Obscure," "Miss Ormerod," and "Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street." Letters from Virginia Woolf in the William Rose Benet Papers, the Benet Family Correspondence, the Henry Seidel Canby Papers, the Seward Collins Papers, the Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, and the Yale Review archive. Material relating to translations of Woolf in the Thornton Wilder papers. Related material: Clive Bell, "Virginia Woolf" (Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers); 43 letters from Leonard Woolf to Helen McAfee (Yale Review); 11 letters from Leonard Woolf to Gertrude Stein.

Name of Collection: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

Contact: Isaac Gewirtz, Curator

Address: New York Public Library, Room 320

Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street

New York, NY 10018

Telephone: 212-930-0802

Fax: 212-930-0079


Hours: Tue.-Wed. 11 AM-7 PM

Thu.-Sat. 10 AM-6 PM

Closed Sun., Mon. and legal holidays

Access requirements: After acquiring Library card in room 315, check outerwear and all containers (briefcases, computer cases, handbags, folders, etc.) in First Floor cloakroom, and proceed to the Berg Collection. Traceable and photo identification required. Undergraduates working on honors theses need letter from faculty advisor.

Restrictions: Virginia Woolf's MSS are now made available on microfilm and CD. URL for Berg finding aid: http://www.nypl. org/research/manuscripts/berg/brgwoolf.xml. N.B. All the Berg's Woolf MSS are on microfilm and CD published by Research Publications and available at many research libraries.

Holdings Relevant To Woolf: Manuscripts/typescripts of all of the novels except Orlando, including: Between the Acts, Flush, Jacob S Room, Mrs. Dalloway (notes and fragments), Night and Day, To the Lighthouse, The Voyage Out, The Waves, The Years; 12 notebooks of articles, essays, fiction and reviews, 1924-1940; 36 volumes of diaries; 26 volumes of reading notes; correspondence with Vanessa Bell, Ethel Smyth, Vita Sackville-West and others. Su Hua Ling Chen's Bloomsbury correspondence.

Name of Collection: The British Library Manuscript Collections

Contact: Manuscripts Enquiries

Address: 96 Euston Road

London NW1 2DB


Telephone: 0207-412-7513

Fax: 0207-412-7745


Hours: Mon. 10 AM-5 PM

Tue.-Sat.: 9:30 AM-5 PM

Access Requirements: British Library Reader Pass (signed I.D. required and usually proof of post-graduate academic status, or other demonstrable need to use the collections--see www. …

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