Yale Collection of American Literature

The Yale Collection of American Literature documents the creative lives, the artistic communities, and the literary achievements of American writers. The collectionis noted for its strength in nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first-century poetry, fiction, and dramatic writings. The archives of writers of diverse backgrounds underscore the collection’s interest in the indigenous and immigrant cultures that shape American literature.
  • Bringing truth to light

    May 28, 2024

  • Windham-Campbell Prize recognizes eight distinctive writers (Yale Daily News)

    April 8, 2024

  • Eight writers awarded Yale’s Windham-Campbell Prizes

    April 2, 2024

  • The Rent Was Too High So They Threw a Party (New York Times)

    March 28, 2024

  • The Dinner Party That Started the Harlem Renaissance (New York Times)

    March 21, 2024

  • New Haven, Yale, and Slavery: The Real Story (New Haven Independent)

    March 13, 2024

  • The ‘ubiquity of Black presence’: Alum curates exhibition about Yale, New Haven, and slavery

    March 8, 2024

  • Exhibit Shines Truth on the HBCU That Wasn’t

    February 21, 2024