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.
  • Case Study 3: Gertrude Stein

    August 7, 2020

    Work In Progress : Case Study #3 Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas READ the published text, available online via Project Gutenberg. Stein...
  • The U.S. hid Hiroshima’s human suffering. Then John Hersey went to Japan. (Washington Post)

    August 6, 2020

  • Garry Trudeau: Creativity in Isolation

    July 13, 2020

    In response to our invitation to describe the work he is currently pursuing, Garry Trudeau—cartoonist, writer, and creator of “Doonesbury”—described the...
  • The Older Frederick Douglass Revealed In Yale's Newly Acquired Collection Of Family Scrapbooks (WNPR)

    July 13, 2020

  • Peter Cole: Creativity in Isolation

    July 8, 2020

    We asked poet and translator Peter Cole to reflect on creativity in 2020. He answered by speaking about about writing in times of extremity and art as response...
  • Susan Bee: Creativity in Isolation

    July 7, 2020

    We asked artist Susan Bee to reflect on creativity in 2020. She gave us a video tour of her Brooklyn studio, including views of a dynamic new body of work she...