Poet, librettist and Yale professor J.D. McClatchy has been named President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A professor of English at Yale and, since 1991, the editor of The Yale Review, McClatchy succeeds another Yale faculty member and former Dean of the Yale School of Music, Ezra Laderman, as president of the 111-year-old national honor society.
February 2, 2009
Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.
January 7, 2009
The Beinecke Library’s James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce that the Ella Barksdale Brown Papers have been fully processed and a new Guide to the Papers has been posted online: Guide to the Ella Barksdale Brown Papers (JWJ MSS 41).
December 3, 2008