African American Studies at Yale

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
Colson Whitehead, Reading Monday, February 6, time 4:30pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Contact:
February 4, 2012
Crossing the Atlantic: More thoughts on the Slave Trade Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Beinecke Library, Room 39
January 30, 2012
"This Is My Life": The Sonnet and the Emergence of Black Subjectivity Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm Beinecke Library, Room 38
September 28, 2011
Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature, 1911 – 2011 EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00  
September 20, 2011
The Amos Beman Scrapbook collection includes news clippings related to and collected by Amos Gerry Beman, a black minister in New Haven, Connecticut. Beman was a national leader during the mid-nineteenth century, a proponent of abolition, suffrage, temperance and educational and moral reform.
April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 5 at 4:00, Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), The Schlesinger Visiting Writer Series presents: Kevin Young, the Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing, and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, Emory University.
April 1, 2011


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