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.
  • American Dramatists

    February 22, 2013

    The Yale Collection of American Literature includes strong holdings in American drama — notably the work of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and Nobel Laureate...
  • James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection

    February 22, 2013

    The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of American Negro Arts and Letters was founded in 1941 by Carl Van Vechten in honor of James Weldon Johnson (1871...
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    February 22, 2013

    Noted for its bibliographic strength in nineteenth-century writings, the Collection includes first and other significant editions of virtually every major work...
  • Owen Franklin Aldis Library

    February 22, 2013

    Yale Collection of American Literature founder, Owen F. Aldis Y1874, made his mark as a Chicago real estate developer, and he was responsible for some of that...
  • Film in the Archive

    February 19, 2013

    There has long been a relationship between literary production and filmmaking — from the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West toiling away to...
  • The Modern American Novel

    February 19, 2013

    The work of the prolific American writer Henry Miller, an iconoclastic figure made famous by his “banned” book Tropic of Cancer (Paris, 1934; New York, 1961)...
  • African American Writers' Archives

    February 19, 2013

    Building upon the Harlem Renaissance strengths of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, later archives and small collections of notable authors such as...
  • American Literature Blogs

    January 19, 2013

    Collections, events, scholarship, and news in American Literature African American Studies at Beinecke Library: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/about/blogs/...
  • Modernism and the Little Magazine

    December 23, 2012

    The Collection is home to an outstanding collection of printed and manuscript material related to American little magazines of the Modernist Era...