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 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    NEW SCHOLARSHIP: Luke Chang on Moby Dick

    May 8, 2018

    Luke Chang, Y’18, wrote his senior thesis about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick , consulting 19th century editions of the novel and related works in the Yale...
  • 2018 Yale Student Poets

    March 29, 2018

  • YCAL Archives by Category

    March 27, 2018

  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    American Literature in the World 2018

    March 27, 2018

    Please visit the conference website for the full schedule , participant bios , and abstracts . We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
  • 1855 Leaves of Grass

    March 23, 2018

  • New Acquisition: Steichen Family Papers

    March 8, 2018

  • + The Art of Collaboration

    February 23, 2018

  • The Art of Collaboration: Native Son on Stage and Screen

    February 23, 2018