Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Please join us to celebrate the opening of “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75” on Thursday, September 29th at 4pm at the Beinecke Library.
September 22, 2016
The Beinecke Library's new exhibition, “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75,” explores, in part, the life and work of James Weldon Johnson; materials from Johnson's literary archive (JWJ MSS 49) reveal aspects of his roles as civil rights activist, lyricist, man of letters, poet and writer, and diplomat. A man of letters and of the law, author of solemn lyrics and popular love songs, Johnson led a multi-faceted life and his career was one of constant reinvention.
September 18, 2016
Recent Acquisition: Peter Oresick postcards.
September 15, 2016
In honor of the Beinecke Library's new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room from poet and scholar Susan Howe's recent book, Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives.
May 28, 2015
Stephen Vider's essay “'Oh Hell, May, Why Don’t You People Have a Cookbook?': Camp Humor and Gay Domesticity," appeared in American Quarterly, Volume 65, Number 4, December 2013.
March 3, 2015
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.