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Yale Collection of American Literature

Writers at their typewriters. From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex William Carlos Williams, 1940s Eric Knight, [1942?] H. L. Mencken, 1913
June 12, 2008
Photographs of dancer and choreographer Pearl Primus dancing "Hard Time Blues," her dance based on a folk song about sharecropping by singer Josh White. Primus was well known and widely celebrated for her dance performances based on important African American poems and songs, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes and "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allen. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1943.
May 28, 2008
From Gertrude Stein to Alice B.
February 14, 2008
Drawings of jazz performers, on wood, by Ted Joans. (Uncat JWJ MS 55) "Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman 1959, with Leroi Jones and A.B. Spellman Digging" *** "Roscoe of Chicago"
February 4, 2008

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