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 Haven Black history ready to be explored at Yale's Beinecke library (New Haven Register)

    November 14, 2022

  • Mississippi Revealed (NHK World Japan)

    October 28, 2022

  • Beinecke Top Tens: The Waste Land

    October 25, 2022

    In honor of the centennial of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, here are ten Waste Land highlights from the Beinecke’s collections. 1...
  • III. Charting The Waste Land-Scape

    October 25, 2022

    The Waste Land can be thought of as a kind of “Land”-scape. As Pound predicted, the poem did indeed turn out to be “very important”: it has left an undeniable...
  • II. Publication Landmarks of The Waste Land

    October 24, 2022

    First Publication: The Criterion Za Zc96, Folder: Za.Zc96.1:1 This centennial marks The Waste Land’s initial publication in The Criterion , an English journal...
  • I. The Waste Land and the Dial Prize Dispute

    October 24, 2022

    “I shall shortly have ready a poem of about 450 lines, in 4 parts, and should like to know whether the Dial wishes to print it,” wrote T.S. Eliot to Scofield...
  • Celebrating The Waste Land's Centennial

    October 24, 2022

    When its famous first line—“April is the cruellest month”—first appeared in print, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land swiftly captured the attention of the literary...
  • Celebrating Black New Haven & Dixwell Congregational UCC History

    October 17, 2022