Beinecke Collections

The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired an important archive of correspondence by and about early twentieth century American writers. The archive, gathered by Eugene L. Delafield (1907-2001) , a New York book collector, centers on poets and editors, chiefly William Rose Benet and his sister Laura, Alfred Kreymborg, and Leonora Speyer. Included are letters from Conrad Aiken, Maxwell Bodenheim, Marianne Moore.
September 21, 2007
NEW Exhibition Netcast: Exhibition highlights by the curator (MP3)
September 20, 2007
Several new accessions to the David Gascoyne Collection are now processed and available for use. The new accessions, acquired by gift and purchase from various sources, comprise a substantial literary archive documenting Gascoyne's writings and longstanding relationship with Enitharmon Press.
August 31, 2007
Montgomery Hare (1911-1998) was a playwright, theater producer, and poet. Born in New York City, Hare graduated from the Groton School in 1929 and from Yale University in 1933 with honors in literature.
August 17, 2007
The Yale English Department and the Whitney Humanities Center invite scholars and students to attend "What is Close Reading? A Symposium on Cleanth Brooks and the New Criticism" on September 29, 2007, at the Whitney Humanities Center Lecture Hall, 53 Wall Street, New Haven.
August 7, 2007


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