James Weldon Johnson Collection

Display placards promoting fashions and hairstyles for African American women.  (JWJ MSS 47)
October 1, 2009
Pen-and-Ink drawings of the so-called Amistad prisoners, Africans, who,  after being abducted from their homeland, revolted and took control of the slave ship transporting them, killing many crew members. The drawings were made by New Haven resident William H. Townsend, while the captives were awaiting trial. More information and images of the complete collection can be found in the Beinecke's Digital Library: Drawings of Amistad Prisoners
August 22, 2009
Play de Blues / Misery -- Image by Aaron Douglas, poem by Langston Hughes, from Six Poems, [1926]. (detail)
April 20, 2009
Modernist Little Magazines & Poetry Reviews Little Review, September 1917 *** Blast, June 20, 1914 (more images from this issue)
April 11, 2009
Poets' corrected manuscripts and working drafts H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), "Helios" (YCAL MSS 24) ***
April 6, 2009


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