Voices from the Beinecke Library

Yale Collection of American Literature

Ten fascinating books, letters, photos, objects, collections, archives, documents...related to Ernest Hemingway.
February 23, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection highlights the close relationship between “Arts” and “Letters,” and the history of African American cultural production cannot be understood fully without inclusion of the visual arts and the attendant issues that surround the idea of “representation.”
February 23, 2013
Literary archives of numerous twentieth-century literary critics, great intellectuals of their time.
February 23, 2013
Collection Highlight: Edith Wharton Papers
February 23, 2013
Highlights from the Yale Collection of American Literature's strong holdings in American drama
February 22, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of American Negro Arts and Letters was founded in 1941 by Carl Van Vechten in honor of James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938). The collection celebrates the accomplishments of African American writers and artists, with a strong emphasis on those of the Harlem Renaissance.
February 22, 2013
Noted for its bibliographic strength in nineteenth-century writings, the Collection includes first and other significant editions of virtually every major work of American literature published by prominent authors of the period, often in copies of distinguished provenance, for example Henry David Thoreau’s inscribed copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays.
February 22, 2013


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