African American Studies at Beinecke Library
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
David Suwondo, Yale Class of 2013, on Jean Toomer's CaneDavid Suwondo's essay on Jean Toomer's novel Cane (written for Professor Jessica Pressman’s Spring 2010 English 127 class) draws on two items in the Jean Toomer Papers (JWJ MSS 1) at the Beinecke Library: the original page proofs of Cane (JWJ MSS 1, Box 26, Folder 607) and Jean Toomer's comments and corrections of the proofs (JWJ MSS 1, Box 26, Folder 608).
June 2, 2010