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The Philippe Zoummeroff Collection of May 1968 depicts—through startlingly raw and graphical imagery— the explosion of protests that swept across France and nearly toppled the government of Charles de Gaulle.
October 16, 2009
The Van Vechten Paradox: The Harlem Renaissance, a White Man, and his Black Story In this podcast, Emily Bernard, Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont and the 2008/2009 James Weldon Johnson Fellow in African American Studies at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, chronicles the life of Carl Van Vechten, the American writer, critic, and patron of the Harlem Renaissance.
October 16, 2009
In celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth in 1709, this new exhibition at the Beinecke Library examines the life of Samuel Johnson—author, critic, and above all conversationalist—as it was written after his death. Visit the exhibition between October 9 through mid December 2009 at the Beinecke Library or view the online exhibition.
October 16, 2009
Browse over 9,000 portraits of the most famous and influential figures of Carl Van Vechten's day.
October 16, 2009
J.M. Barrie's Boy Castaways Learn more about the only surviving copy of an adventure story by the creator of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.  
July 7, 2009
Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection The Randolph Linsly Simpson Collection presents a vivid picture of black life and American racial attitudes from the 1850s-1940s through many formats including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and card photographs.
June 29, 2009
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers Selected manuscripts, letters, photographs, printed materials, personal papers, and art and objects which document the life and work of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, principally up until 1946, the year of Stein's death.
June 29, 2009


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