Robert A.M. Stern on the Beinecke Library Robert A.M. Stern, J.M. Hoppin Professor and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, discusses the architecture and history of the Beinecke Library, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Construction photographs of the Beinecke Library are available in the Beinecke's Digital Collections. (7:17)
Jane Wodening and Stan Brakhage Scrapbooks, 1958-1967 Richard Deming, lecturer in the Department of English at Yale University, describes a collection of scrapbooks that document the work and family life of Jane Wodening and her husband, the avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage. See images from the scrapbooks in the Beinecke Library's Digital Collections. (16:31)
Digital Readers and the Future of the History of the Book In this lecture from the Beinecke's History of the Book Series, John Palfrey, Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Vice Dean of the Harvard Law Library, and co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, speaks about digital readers and the future of the book. (46:39)
Looking for Richard Wright Caryl Phillips, Professor of English at Yale University describes his process of writing the introduction to the Vintage Books, British edition of Richard Wright’s landmark text, Native Son. (15:27)
Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke: Being Brought to My Senses Jonathan Holloway, Yale Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies recounts visiting the Beinecke Library in his first month of graduate school and the transformative experience that grew out of his surprise encounter with Richard Wright's landmark text, Native Son. (7:27)
Unfolding the Corners: Intimacy in the Archive of Margaret Anderson Famous for her strong opinions about art as well as for her beauty and wit, radical editor Margaret Anderson was a key figure in American and European Modernism. Archivist Molly Wheeler speaks with Nancy Kuhl, Curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature, about this archival collection. (23:06)
The Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Dr. William Whobrey, Assistant Dean of Yale College and Lecturer in Germanic Languages and Literatures discusses Johannes Gutenberg, Yale's copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and the significance of the invention of moveable type. (7:33)
Documenting Slavery A podcast describing highlights of the 2007 exhibition Documenting Slavery. (6:41)
Rudyard Kipling: The Books I Leave Behind A podcast by collector, guest curator and Kipling scholar David Alan Richards, describing how he built the world's largest collection of unique Kipling items. (12:01)
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Podcasts of poetry readings by contemporary American poets. The current schedule of reading is available online through Poetry at Beinecke Library: Readings at Beinecke. Recordings from past readings are available from the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series finding aid.
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