The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters honors poet Maya Angelou, 1928-2014. Read more about Angelou's remarkable life and extraordinary work: NPR Obituary of Poet and Activist Maya Angelou.
Image: Maya Angelou with Langston Hughes, undated. From the Langston Hughes Papers (JWJ MSS 26)
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.
After the renovation, beginnig September 1, our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5