African American Studies at Yale

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will be speaking at Beinecke Library, at 1pm on Mary 1. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies' Endeavors Colloquium Series.
May 1, 2013
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
Arnold Rampersad “Reflections on Nationalism and Literature” Tuesday, September 18, 4pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture  Contact:
September 12, 2012
The Beinecke library is pleased to announce that the Solomon Sir Jones film collection is now available for research; the films can be viewed online from the library's web page:  SOLOMON SIR JONES FILMS, 1924-1928. The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. The films measure 12,800 feet (355 min).
September 4, 2012


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