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.
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • New Student Research

    June 3, 2013

    Eliana Kwartler, Yale College Class of 2017 written for Professor Richard Deming’s Spring 2013 English 127 Readings in American Literature “ ‘I...
  • Welcome Graduate Student Fellows

    May 14, 2013

    2013-2014 Yale Graduate & Professional School Student Fellows African American Studies Wendell Adjetey Pre-Prospectus Fellowship Donald C. Gallup...
  • Welcome H. D. Fellow Annette Debo

    April 30, 2013

    H.D. Fellow: Annette Debo The Spear That Pierces the Heart: World War II and H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore Annette Debo is associate professor and...
  • Rachel Kushner Reading

    April 29, 2013

    Rachel Kushner Reading from her new novel The Flamethrowers Tuesday, April 30th 4 PM at the Beinecke Library Jonathan Franzen called the N ational Book A ward...