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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Psyche and Muse: Creative Entanglements with the Science of the Soul An exhibition at the Beinecke Library, January 28 – June 13, 2011
December 8, 2010
The Lloyd Richards Papers (YCAL MSS 366) are fully processed and open for research at the Beinecke Library.
October 22, 2010
Talking Diaspora: Ophelia Settle Egypt's Interviews with Former Slaves and the Origins of the Social History of American Slavery A lecture by  Clare Corbould Beiencke Library A. Bartlett Giamatti Visiting Research Fellow Thursday 21st at 11:45am Yale African American Studies Department Room 201, 81 Wall Street
October 12, 2010
The Beinecke Library collections include numerous African American community and business directories from the early decades of the 20th century. Such directories reveal detailed information about African American communities, documenting commerce, religious and civic activity, and social events.
September 28, 2010
The Lester Blackwell Granger Paper (JWJ MSS 58) are available for  consultation by students and scholars. A description of the collection can be found online: Lester Blackwell Granger Papers JWJ MSS 58.
September 1, 2010
The Manet Harrison Fowler and Manet Helen Fowler Papers (JWJ MSS 59) are available for research. A detailed description of the collection can be found online: Manet Harrison Fowler and Manet Helen Fowler Papers JWJ MSS 59.
August 3, 2010


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