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Guide to the Paul Langland Papers, 1926-2018 MSS.253

Fales Library and Special Collections
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Collection processed by Cassandra Brewer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 12, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files. Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2018 accretion Updated by Christine Gennetti to reflect the addition of digital surrogates Updated by Stacey Flatt to reflect processing of 2019 accretion and notes  , March 2017 , December 2018 , May 2019 , September 2019

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Paul Langland Papers; MSS 253; box number; folder number or item identifier; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact, 212-998-2596.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. An access terminal for born-digital materials in the collection is available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Researchers may view an item's original container and/or carrier, but the physical carriers themselves are not available for use because of preservation concerns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was originally donated in 2009, with additional donations in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015-2017, and 2018.

Processing Information note

In October 2014, two boxes of duplicate or commercially released video material was de-accessioned. There are no longer boxes 40 and 41. At this time, Video Subseries A: Access Copes was altered to read Video Elements. Access copies are to be requested by the source material ID number. In 2015, 2018, and 2019, accretions were added to the collection as separate series in accordance with previous arrangement and description decisions. Original folder titles for these materials have been retained.

Born-digital items from Series XII and XIII were physically separated and inventoried, forensically imaged, analyzed, and described. New York University Libraries follow professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity and authenticity of the content.


Two CD-Rs were removed from the collection, considered by a curator to be outside the collection policies of Special Collections:

Reefer Blues: Vintage Songs About Marijuana

Meredith Monk Piano Songs