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.
  • Reading: James McCourt

    November 5, 2013

    James McCourt Reads from his new memoir, Lasting City Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 5:15pm Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library 121 Wall St. New Haven,...
  • Poetry Reading: John Ashbery

    November 3, 2013

    LISTEN : John Ashbery Reading at Beinecke November 12, 2013 . The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series welcomes award-winning poet John...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Literary Friendships

    October 14, 2013

    Fascinating inscribed books, open letters, manuscripts, and correspondences related to great literary friendships. Open letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman...
  • New Scholarship: Electric Affinities

    October 1, 2013

    Electric Affinities: Close Up and Queer Modernism by Mal Ahern Between 1927 and 1933, the poet H.D. assisted with the publication of the avant-garde film...
  • Windham Campbell Literature Prize Festival

    August 30, 2013

    Join us for a festival featuring the inaugural winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes. All events are free and open to the public...
  • New Scholarship: Georgia O'Keeffe's Fan Mail

    August 29, 2013

    Grasso, Linda M. “ ‘You are no stranger to me’: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Fan Mail .” Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History 5 (2013): 24-40. In “‘You are no...
  • From the Yale Library Gazette Archive

    June 24, 2013

    An excerpt from: The Gertrude Stein Collection, by Donald Gallup; originally published in the Yale Library Gazette , Vol 22, No. 2 (October 1947), pp. 21-32:...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: The Great Depression

    June 5, 2013

    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath limited edition with lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton Za St345 +939Gb Langston Hughes, Don’t You Want to Be Free?...