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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Ten fascinating groups of books, letters, photos, objects, collections, archives, documents...related to great American novels. Complied by Raffi Donatich, Y'19
November 17, 2016
Fred Moten, Poetry Reading,Wednesday, November 30, 4:00 pm, Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street,Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial CollectionCo-Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of African American Studies,and the School of Art 
November 11, 2016
Congratulations to Beinecke Professional Development Fellow and Yale PhD candidate Lucy Caplan, winner of the Rubin Prize in Music Criticism. From the Rubin Institue website:
November 2, 2016
Manuscripts, letters, and archival materials related to writer James Baldwin (1924-1987)
October 25, 2016
Announcing new scholarship by Lisa Monroe: “Making the American Syllabus: Hashtag Syllabi in Historical Perspective” at the African American Intellectual History Society 
October 24, 2016
One of the oldest collections at Yale, the Slavery Pamphlets archive comprises over 750 booklets and tracts, bound into 80 volumes, from predominantly American and European regions. The collection is now being fully catalogued for the first time, and in the process, acquisitions assistant Eileen Hackett and veteran rare book cataloger Stephen Young discovered a rare pamphlet: a “Catalogue of Negroes, Mules, Carts, Wagons &C.” compiled by one “John G.
October 19, 2016
Materials list for "Blackface Minstrelsy and the Politics of Power," ThStds 304 / AfAm 225/ AmStud 338Minstrelsy and 19th Century Black PerformanceOctoroon playbill from Worcester, Mass [?] BrSides 2014 312Octoroon playbill from Nottingham, England BrSides Double Folio 2011 43
October 7, 2016

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