On March 4, Beinecke, the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale, and the departments of English and African American Studies are co-sponsoring a symposium on Austin Reed's The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, a 19th-century memoir of Reed's life and eventual incarceration at New York's House of Refuge and the notorious Auburn State Prison. Participants will discuss Reed's work in the context of African American literature, and in African American captivity.
March 3, 2016
The Yale Collection of American Literature recently announced its acquisition of the papers of playwright Paula Vogel, noting that Vogel is the first female playwright whose papers have joined the American Literature collection at Beinecke. Though Vogel is the first formal, full-time female playwright, she joins an impressive roster of female dramatists, whose work is represented in the following collections:
January 9, 2015
A note concerning preparations for the Beinecke Library's major renovation in 2015, including details about temporarily closing individual archival collections.
March 12, 2014
From photographer and pioneering printmaker Richard "Chip" Benson's Master Class at Beinecke Library on the physical structure of prints and the history of printmaking.
May 13, 2013
The Oracle and the Curse, a new book by Professor Caleb Smith.
April 10, 2013
The Yale Collection of American Literature includes extraordinarily holdings in alternative literary publications--the state of the art of contemporary poetry and prose.
February 24, 2013