African American Studies at Yale
The Beinecke Library collections include numerous African American community and business directories from the early decades of the 20th century. Such directories reveal detailed information about African American communities, documenting commerce, religious and civic activity, and social events.
September 28, 2010
The Manet Harrison Fowler and Manet Helen Fowler Papers (JWJ MSS 59) are available for research. A detailed description of the collection can be found online: Manet Harrison Fowler and Manet Helen Fowler Papers JWJ MSS 59.
August 3, 2010
David Suwondo, Yale Class of 2013, on Jean Toomer's CaneDavid Suwondo's essay on Jean Toomer's novel Cane (written for Professor Jessica Pressman’s Spring 2010 English 127 class) draws on two items in the Jean Toomer Papers (JWJ MSS 1) at the Beinecke Library: the original page proofs of Cane (JWJ MSS 1, Box 26, Folder 607) and Jean Toomer's comments and corrections of the proofs (JWJ MSS 1, Box 26, Folder 608).
June 2, 2010
Taja Cheek, Yale Class of 2011 on Jean Toomer's Cane
May 12, 2010
Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Instructional Technology Group, have launched a web portal designed to help researchers and Yale students find primary source material related to slavery and its legacies within the University's many libraries and galleries: Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal (http://slavery.yale.edu).
May 9, 2010
Sounds in the Silences: Jamaican Popular Music as a Response to the "Silence" of History By Garnette Cadogan, current Beinecke Visiting Fellow TOMORROW, May 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm Room 38, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street Free and open to the public
May 6, 2010