Beyond the Text: literary archives in the twenty-first century

In April 2013, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, one of the world’s great research libraries, celebrated its fiftieth birthday with a two-day event entitled Beyond the Text: literary archives in the twenty-first century


Dr David Sutton, Director of Research Projects in the University Library and Associate Member of the Department of English Literature, was invited to give the keynote address.  Dr Sutton is editor of the Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (; principal investigator for the Diasporic Literary archives network (; chair of the Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts (GLAM); and President of the Section for Archives of Literature and Art within the International Council on Archives.  His keynote address was entitled The destinies of literary manuscripts; past, present and future, and this is the response of one member of the Yale audience: –


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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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