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Donald A. Yates papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 622
The Donald A. Yates papers primarily consist of his author files, drafts of his books, book reviews, and related correspondence. The correspondence is primarily with book collaborators and publishers, and includes publication permissions from authors or literary heirs. Of note are records relating to Borges' visits to Michigan State University, Borges' honorary doctorate, and collaborations with Yates.

Dates

  • 1955 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored off site. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Donald A. Yates (1930-2017) was a Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, where he taught Latin American Literature for more than twenty-five years. He published widely in his field and is the author of some two dozen texts and compilations and was the General Editor of the Macmillan Modern Spanish American Literature Series. He was President of the International Institute of Latin American Literature and hosted the Institute's 16th Congress at Michigan State University. A lifelong affeciando for mystery writing, Yates was a friend to significant Latin American writers, including Rodolfo Walsh and Jorge Luis Borges.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: "Working Files" primarily relate to Yates' translation, editing, and pedagogical publications; "Author Files" are primarily clippings and notes by Yates relating to Latin American authors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Joanne M. Yates in 2017.

Related Materials

MSU Special Collections is deeply grateful to Donald and Joanne Yates in gifting the following manuscript collections:

MSS 268 Borges, Jorge Luis, "La muralla y los libros" http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b4833432~S39a

MSS 319 H.C. Branson papers http://as.lib.msu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1729

MSS 383 Borges, Jorge Luis, "Lecture notes and literary essays" http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b8679782~S23a

MSS 503 Borges, Jorge Luis, "Evaristo Carriego" http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b11943289~S39a

MSS 595 Donald Yates collection of Rodolfo Walsh correspondence, writings, and other materials http://as.lib.msu.edu/repositories/2/resources/2311

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2018.

Descriptions of the materials are frequently adapted from an initial inventory provided by Joanne Yates.
Title
Finding Aid for the Donald A. Yates papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Lydia Tang and Lisa Bosman
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
MSU Libraries
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East Lansing MI 48824 USA
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