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.
  • Writing and Resistance: 2024 Black History Month Display

    January 8, 2024

  • Poem: I look at the world (New York Times)

    November 30, 2023

  • Louise Glück, Nobel laureate and beloved Yale mentor

    October 13, 2023

  • Pondering the power of art in protest

    September 26, 2023

  • Fall exhibit at the Beinecke Library explores art and protest (Yale Daily News)

    September 14, 2023

  • Beinecke event highlights failed effort to make New Haven the site of America’s first HBCU (Yale Daily News)

    September 12, 2023