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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

The Prison and the American Imagination by Caleb Smith Yale University Press, ISBN: 9780300141665
March 1, 2010
The Orpheus M. McAdoo and Mattie Allen McAdoo Papers (JWJ MSS 60 ) are now available for research. A description of the collection can be found online: Orpheus M. McAdoo and Mattie Allen McAdoo Papers JWJ MSS 60.
February 9, 2010
New Exhibition: Elements of Style: Fashion and Form at the Beinecke on view January 19 through March 27, 201. Exhibition Opening Event: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm "My Soul Finds Comfort in This False Hope" a talk by Maira Kalman. About the Exhibition
January 30, 2010
Boy of the Border: An unpublished children's book by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps Boy of the Border, a previously unpublished children's book co-authored by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes, was published by Sweet Earth Flying Press in December 2009.
January 13, 2010
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December 9, 2009
Natasha Trethewey, Poetry Reading Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 p.m. Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Please join us for a reading by poet Natasha Trethewey on Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 p.m., at the Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street.
November 8, 2009


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