Research Resources

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is thrilled to announce that it has acquired an archive of some 100 letters of James Baldwin, as well as a corrected typescript of Baldwin's third novel Another Country. The letters constiute one of the largest groups of Baldwin manuscripts held by any institution. They were purchased from Walter O. Evans, a collector and patron of African American arts and letters.
November 6, 2013
political intrigue, clandestine love-affairs, and false accusations of insanity...
May 16, 2013
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce a new digital image guide: Robert Reed, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison; an unpublished manuscript, [ca. 1858]
May 2, 2013
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will be speaking at Beinecke Library, at 1pm on Mary 1. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies' Endeavors Colloquium Series.
May 1, 2013
A photograph by George Henry Anderson, 1930.
April 25, 2013
Professor Rosenquist's work at the Beinecke will focus on some of the major memoir writers from the modernist period, particularly examining the Gertrude Stein papers and the reception of her work in the popular press.
March 15, 2013
Letters from writer and scholar Norman Holmes Pearson--now available online.
March 14, 2013


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