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.
  • New Scholarship from Beinecke Collections

    April 10, 2013

    From Harvard University Press: The Oracle and the Curse, A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War by Caleb Smith Condemned to hang after his...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Wilder at the Movies

    April 2, 2013

    Promotional material for “Hello, Dolly!”, the movie musical based on Thornton Wilder’s play, “The Matchmaker.” The collection consists of 3 programs, one...
  • Fellow's Tea: Richard Deming on Walden

    April 1, 2013

    At this week’s Fellows’ Tea, Richard Deming (Department of English, Yale University) will give a gallery talk on the last paragraphs of Henry David Thoreau’s...
  • American Literature in the World

    March 19, 2013

    Yale University Graduate Conference: “American Literature in the World,” April 19, 2013. Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville. Edith Wharton and Mark Twain...
  • YCAL Welcomes Fellow Rod Rosenquist

    March 15, 2013

    Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature Rod Rosenquist University of Portsmouth A Popular Modernism: Gertrude Stein’s Autobiographies Rod...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Modernist Manuscripts

    March 1, 2013

    Hart Crane, “The Bridge” The Dial/Scofield Thayer Papers, YCAL MSS 34 H.D., Trilogy H. D. Papers, YCAL MSS 24 T. S. Eliot, “The Waste Land” The Dial/Scofield...
  • Marilynne Robinson Papers

    February 24, 2013