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African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Resources for Professor Elizabeth Alexander's Theorizing Racial Formations course (AFAM 505a, AMST 643a), Fall 2012
January 1, 2013
Congratulations to the many scholars conducting new research in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters and the Yale Collection of American Literature in 2012. Information about some of this year's most exciting projects can be found at the following links. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White by Emily Bernard
December 24, 2012
Kirsten MacLeod, “The ‘Librarian’s Dream-Prince’: Carl Van Vechten and America’s Modernist Cultural Archives Industry,” Information & Culture: A Journal of History, Volume 46, Number 4, 2011.
November 18, 2012
C. S. Giscombe, Poetry Reading Thursday, October 18th, 4:00pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Contact:
October 12, 2012
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at the Beinecke Library is pleased to announce that the Richard Bruce Nugent Papers are now available for research. A detailed list of materials in the archive can be found here:  Richard Bruce Nugent Papers (JWJ MSS 92).
October 8, 2012
Welcome A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow Nadia Nurhussein, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Fellowship project: Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature.
October 1, 2012


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