The Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of more than 325 books and chapbooks of poetry by modern and contemporary Native American poets. This extensive collection includes the work of well established poets such as Joy Harjo and Simon Ortiz, as well as work by less well-known writers.The books come to the Beinecke from the personal library of Abenaki poet Joseph Bruchac, whose literary archive is also in the library’s collections.
September 15, 2006
The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired the archive of poet and photographer Gerard Malanga, author of numerous books of poetry, including No Respect: New & Selected Poems 1964 – 2000, Mythologies Of The Heart, Incarnations: Poems 1965-1971, Ten Years After: The Selected Benedetta Poems.
September 14, 2006
The Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry & Audio Poetry Archives at the Beinecke Library
August 23, 2006
An exhibition curated by Caitlin Mitchell, Y06; on view through March, 2006.
February 1, 2006
An exhibition of sheet music representing all the major African American musical genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including ragtime, black musical theater, folk songs, spirituals, the blues, and jazz. Major black composers and lyricist represented include Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Duke Ellington, James Weldon and John Rosamond Johnson, Noble Sissle, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. On exhitibtion at the Beinecke Library in February, 2005.
February 1, 2005