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Our Growing Collections


Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library gift. Knowing of the
extensive holdings of manuscripts and printed editions of Frederic
Dannay and Manfred Lee (who wrote and published under the
pseudonym Ellery Queen) at the Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, through the gener¬
ous assistance of Ms. Patricia C. Willis, has transferred to the
Library complete bound and single issue files of the Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine covering the period from the first issue, which
appeared in autumn 1941, through the June 1975 issue. We have
had complete files ofthe typescripts and manuscripts ofthe stories
that appeared in the famous detective magazine, but have hereto¬
fore lacked a file of printed issues to complete the bibliographic
record. In addition, the Beinecke Library has donated to the collec¬
tion sixty-three scripts, bearing Frederic Dannay's handwritten cor¬
rections and notations, ofthe radio series "Adventures of Ellery
Queen," which was broadcast on the CBS and NBC networks from
1939 to 1948.

Blau gift. The papers ofthe late Professor Joseph L. Blau (A.B.,
1931; A.M., 1933; Ph.D., 1945) have been presented by Mrs.
Eleanor W Blau. The more than thirty thousand letters and manu¬
scripts in the collection document Professor Blau's teaching career
at the University in the departments of Philosophy and Religion; he
served as chairman of the Department of Religion from 1965 to
1968 and as director of graduate studies in religion from 1962 to
1974. The papers contain Professor Blau's correspondence with
colleagues and publishers, notes and manuscripts relating to his
articles and lectures, scripts for radio and television broadcasts and
for motion pictures, notes for lectures, and printed copies of his
books, articles, reviews, and essays, many of which are annotated or

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