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 records of the literary magazine New World Writing (1952-1959) are available for research (YCAL MSS 388).
August 3, 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
In his essay "'Lest some little thing of the real world should intrude itself': Ezra Pound's Dream City in Collision with the Real," Edgar Garcia considers Pound 1906 travel essay, "
June 10, 2010
The Anna Catherine Bahlmann Papers Relating to Edith Wharton are now available for research; a descriptive guide to the papers is online: Anna Catherine Bahlmann Papers Relating to Edith Wharton, YCAL MSS 361.
June 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