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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is thrilled to announce that it has acquired an archive of some 100 letters of James Baldwin, as well as a corrected typescript of Baldwin's third novel Another Country. The letters constiute one of the largest groups of Baldwin manuscripts held by any institution. They were purchased from Walter O. Evans, a collector and patron of African American arts and letters.
November 6, 2013
Ten fascinating books and magazines...related to African American pulp fiction and popular magazines.
October 14, 2013
Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections...related to the Harlem Renaissance.
October 14, 2013
"Racialized Blindness in Native Son" by Julie Lowenstein, Y' 2016
October 3, 2013
Thadious Davis to give the 2013 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture
July 3, 2013
An online exhibition curated by the students in Paige McGinley's “African American Theater” class
May 14, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce a new digital image guide: Robert Reed, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison; an unpublished manuscript, [ca. 1858]
May 2, 2013

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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.

Beginnig September 1, 2016 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

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