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: Anna L. Snelling’s Kabaosa

    September 24, 2015

    “With Extreme Diffidence”: Anna L. Snelling’s Kabaosa (1842) A Provisional Publishing History and Census by Robert Beasecker From the “With Extreme Diffidence...
  • New Collection: Cultivating Thought Series

    June 22, 2015

  • "What Was And What Is"

    May 28, 2015

    In honor of the Beinecke Library’s new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room—and about the work that was and will be done in...
  • In Memoriam: Judith Malina

    April 22, 2015

    The Yale Collection of American Literature remembers and honors dramatist and political performance artist Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre,...
  • Norman Holmes Pearson Papers

    April 9, 2015

    The Norman Holmes Pearson Papers ( YCAL MSS 899 ) have recently been reorganized and fully described and are open for research at the Beinecke Library; a...
  • Casting Shadows Performance

    April 9, 2015