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.
  • Joe David Bellamy, Endearing Author, Teacher, and Champion of Literature

    Honoring Joe David Bellamy

    September 3, 2014

    From the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, August 14, 2014 : Joe David Bellamy, Endearing Author, Teacher, and Champion of Literature Has Died Joe...
  • New Scholarship: Croswell Bowen

    August 12, 2014

    Croswell Bowen: A Writer’s Life, A Daughter’s Portrait recounts the life of journalist and biographer Croswell Bowen (1905-1971, YC ‘29), whose...
  • Tanselle Collection of American Imprints

    August 1, 2014

    The Yale Collection of American Literature is pleased to announce the acquisition of The G. Thomas Tanselle Collection of American Imprints . Donated by...
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    Louis Lohr Martz Correspondence

    July 18, 2014

    Renowned literary scholar Louis Lohr Martz’s archive of correspondence with writers is available for research at Beinecke Library: Guide to the Louis...
  • Living Locally by Erica Van Horn

    June 12, 2014

    Living Locally , by Erica Van Horn; Foreword by Susan Howe. Published June 2014 . More information: Uniformbooks . Living Locally selects entries from a daily...
  • In Memoriam: Steven H. Scheuer

    June 9, 2014

    From the NY Times: Steven H. Scheuer Is Dead at 88; He Put the TV Review Before the Show, by William Yardley, June 5 2014 Steven H. Scheuer, a television...
  • Celebrating Wescott's Journals

    June 4, 2014

    Collection of Glenway Wescott’s Journals Named Best Gay Biography for 2013 “A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956-1984,” a collection of journal entries...