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.
Created by the students of “African American Theater” in the spring of 2013, this web exhibition was borne of a desire to explore different modes of writing, to make use of the amazing resources in black theater held by the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and to share those resources as a work of public scholarship.
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection is pleased to announce a new digital image guide: Austin Reed, The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison; an unpublished manuscript, [ca. 1858].
The half-hour Yale documentary retracing the trajectory of a rapidly eroding form of congregational singing out of Scotland and into both African American and Native American religious song traditions will be premiered.