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.
  • We Hold These Truths ...

    May 27, 2021

    A special outdoor display of images of some essential documents of United States history from the collections.
  • Queer Shoulders at the Wheel (Boston Review)

    May 21, 2021

  • Queer Shoulders at the Wheel (Boston Review)

    May 21, 2021

  • Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists (AP via The Oakland Press)

    May 13, 2021

  • Yale poets, experts weigh in on relationship between social media, poetry (Yale Daily News)

    May 7, 2021