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.
  • 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

  • Exhibit highlights slavery and resistance in Yale and New Haven (WSHU Public Radio)

    February 19, 2024

  • WWII Tuskegee Airman Enoch Woodhouse II ’52 returns to Yale

    February 1, 2024

  • Martin Luther King Jr. helped to change America, with poet Langston Hughes’ help (Sedona Red Rock News)

    January 13, 2024