African American Studies at Beinecke Library
The James Weldon Johnson Collection of African American Arts and letters remembers actress, playwright, and activist Ruby Dee, 1922-2014. Read more about Dee's pathbreaking career: New York Times Obituary of Ruby Dee. Image: Photograph of Ruby Dee by Carl Van Vechten, Carl Van Vechten Papers (JWJ Van Vechten).
June 12, 2014
The James Weldon Johnson Collection Honors Poet Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
May 28, 2014
"'I am Sure that You Know Yourself that it is a Very Good Job': The Early Life and Library of Dorothy Porter," by Julie Botnick, Yale College Class of 2014
May 23, 2014
Materials shown for Robert Stepto's "American Artists and the African American Book," AFAM 423, Spring 2014 class visits:Material on ReserveDunbar, Paul Laurence. Poems of Cabin and Field. Illustrated with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and decorations by Alice Morse. 1899. JWJ Zan D911 904h.----. The Heart of Happy Hollow. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 1904. JWJ Zan D911 904h.
April 21, 2014
A note concerning preparations for the Beinecke Library's major renovation in 2015, including details about temporarily closing individual archival collections.
March 12, 2014
Beinecke has acquired several groups of ephemera documenting African American involvement as performers in and producers of film. These posters, press books, and lobby cards date from the 1940s through the 1980s, with an especially large concentration in the 1970s, the heyday of so-called "Blaxploitation" cinema.
March 7, 2014
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