YCAL-JWJ Ready Reference

February 22, 2017

By Nancy Kuhl

Quick research resources for the Yale Collection of American Literature and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
 
Examples of Abolitionist pamphlets and broadsides including plans of slave ships
 
Call number for manuscripts, correspondence, and other archival materials by and about James Baldwin
 
Information and news about the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters
 
Information about books owned by Gertrude Stein and a research guide for locating them in Orbis, Yale Library’s catalog
 
Detailed descriptions of the Beinecke’s 6 copies of this important book
 
An annotated bibliography, including Beinecke call numbers, of illustrated dust jackets, book illustrations, and magazine illustrations of this important Harlem Renaissance artist.
 
A developing list of substantial archives in the Yale Collection of American Literature organized by authorial categories and genres
 
A quick guide for understanding Beinecke Library’s unique classing systems for American literature; call numbers provide details about the nature of individual books and information for understanding works in the context of a writer’s oeuvre, a work’s reception over time, and the relational context of writing communities.