African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Collections, events, and news from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters.
  • Countee Cullen Collection

    January 17, 2008

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters includes a small collection of papers relating to the life and work of...
  • African American Sailor's Journal

    December 20, 2007

    The Beinecke Library has acquired a manuscript journal kept by Charles Benson, an African American sailor who served as steward on board the Salem, MA, based...
  • Small Collections -- Georgia Douglas Johnson

    December 5, 2007

    The James Weldon Johnson Collection includes small archival collections documenting the lives and work of numerous African American writers and artists; a list...
  • Clippings Files

    November 6, 2007

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection Clippings Files include clippings, pamphlets, and ephemeral literature documenting various aspects of the African...
  • Golden Legacy Illustrated Magazine

    October 17, 2007

    The Beinecke Library has acquired a rare group of illustrated history magazines devoted to important figures and events in African American history. Published...
  • Documenting Slavery

    September 20, 2007

    NEW Exhibition Netcast: Exhibition highlights by the curator ( MP3 ) In honor of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, the...
  • Poetry Reading: Yusef Komunyakaa

    September 10, 2007

    Please join us for a poetry reading by Yusef Komunyakaa on Thursday, September 20, 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The Beinecke Library is...
  • Whitesboro, N.J.

    August 17, 2007

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection has acquired a small collection of sales materials for properties in Whitesboro, a black-owned community near Cape...