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.
  • Welcome Michèle Mendelssohn

    March 26, 2014

    The Beinecke Library is pleased to welcome visiting fellow Michèle Mendelssohn for the month April. Donald C. Gallup Fellow Michèle Mendelssohn Oxford...
  • Welcome Kimberly Lamm

    March 4, 2014

    The Beinecke Library is pleased to welcome visiting fellow Kimberly Lamm for the month March. Edith and Richard French Fellow Kimberly Lamm Duke University A...
  • The Passions of Carl Van Vechten

    February 16, 2014

  • Maggie Nelson at Beinecke, February 6, 4pm

    January 24, 2014

    Maggie Nelson, Reading from Bluets Thursday, February 6, 4:00 pm Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series in conjunction with the exhibition: Blue...
  • Blue: Exhibition Events

    January 2, 2014

  • Happy New Year

    January 2, 2014

  • Susan Stewart at Yale

    November 13, 2013

    LISTEN: Susan Stewart Poetry Reading at Beinecke, December 4, 2013 *** SUSAN STEWART AT YALE *** THE FINZI-CONTINI LECTURE “The Ruins Lesson” Tuesday, December...