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

    NEA Fellows at Beinecke Library

    March 16, 2017

    The Yale Collection of American Literature is the proud home of the literary archives of many NEA Fellows in Literature. We extend our profound thanks to the...
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    Susan Howe on PBS

    March 9, 2017

    Poet and scholar Susan Howe discusses “the fundamental mystery” of Emily Dickinson on the PBS New Hour . See related collections at Beinecke Library and Yale...
  • YCAL-JWJ Ready Reference

    February 22, 2017

  • Gertrude Stein's Library

    February 14, 2017

    Writers’ libraries and personal book collections have sometimes arrived at Beinecke Library—in whole or in part—along with literary archives. And like literary...
  • Yusef Komunyakaa Reading, 2-23, 4:00 PM

    February 3, 2017