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Yale Collection of American Literature

Building upon the Harlem Renaissance strengths of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, later archives and small collections of notable authors such as Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka document the creative output of writers forging new artistic ventures in regard to African American life at home and abroad.
February 19, 2013
Unique manuscripts written by nineteenth-century African American writers exemplify the richness and historical significance of materials in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection.
February 19, 2013
Collections, events, scholarship, and news in American Literature
January 19, 2013
The Collection’s printed and manuscript holdings in modernist-era literary publishing reveal trends in publishing, editorial debates, and aesthetic battles among the literary greats of the period.
December 23, 2012
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