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.
  • 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...
  • “What, To The American Slave, Is Your Fourth Of July?” (New Haven Independent)

    July 3, 2020

  • Matt Leifheit: Creativity 2020

    June 22, 2020

    In response to our invitation to describe the work he is currently pursuing, photographer and filmmaker Matt Leifheit walks us through his daily pursuit of...
  • Victory Garden: Creativity in Action

    June 15, 2020

    We asked artists in the Victory Garden Collective to reflect on creativity in 2020. In response, they shared this statement of Creativity in Action, exploring...
  • Black Lives Matter

    June 10, 2020

    From University Librarian Susan Gibbons, June 9, 2020 From Beinecke Library Director Edwin C. Schroeder, June 10, 2020: Last week’s Beinecke Library e-...
  • Creativity 2020: Erica Van Horn, "The Journal"

    June 1, 2020