African American Studies at Yale
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
Congratulations to 2009 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Fellow Natasha Trethewey, the next Poet Laureate of the United States. New Laureate Looks Deep Into Memory
June 7, 2012
The Beinecke Library is happy to announce the recent acquisition of the archive of Thomas Thistlewood, 18th-century British planter in Jamaica. Spanning more than thirty-five years, from before Thistlewood’s arrival in Jamaica in 1750 through his death in 1786, the archive comprises some 92 volumes of diaries and notebooks.
March 1, 2012