Claude McKay (1890-1948), one of the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote several collections of poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction, and autobiographical books. He lived in the United States, primarily in New York, from 1913-1919, and then spent most of the next 15 years in England, Russia, France, Spain, and Morocco before returning to New York in 1934.
November 14, 2006
The papers of poet and translator Robert Fitzgerald (1910-1985) have been fully processed and are open for research.
November 14, 2006
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the papers of Lloyd Richards, theater pioneer and Professor Emeritus of the Yale School of Drama. Mr. Richards ranks among the most significant figures in the history of African American culture.
November 8, 2006
Poet Maxine Kumin is the author of some fifteen books of poetry, a memoir titled Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery, three collections of essays, a book of short stories, four novels, and a murder mystery.
November 6, 2006
Search Orbis for the complete records of the following nineteenth and twentieth century titles recently added to the James Weldon Johnson Collection. W. L. Haskell, “Onward,” [Alabama], 1903. An inspirational broadside printed in honor of W. E. B. DuBois and featuring captioned portraits of DuBois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Black Patti, and others.
November 4, 2006
The Beinecke’s Walt Whitman Collection — acquired by way of gifts from various sources — contains letters, manuscripts, photographs, art, and other material dating from 1842-1949 and features the Whitmania of Yale benefactors Louis Mayer Rabinowitz and Arian Van Sinderen.
October 25, 2006
Poet Mary Barnard was born in 1909 in Vancouver, Washington. In 1932, she graduated from Reed College in nearby Portland, Oregon, where she was introduced to the work of Ezra Pound. She began to correspond with the poet; the majority of their letters are now at the Beinecke Library.
October 23, 2006