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.
  • 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

  • Small Press Reading Room

    February 24, 2013

    The following presses were featured in the first Small Press Reading Room event, co-sposored by the Yale Collection of American Literature and The Yale Lit...
  • Modern Literary Archives

    February 24, 2013

    The Yale Collection of American Literature is renowned for its outstanding Modernist-era literary archives and manuscript collections. These materials offer...
  • American Poetry

    February 24, 2013

    An example of the Collection’s great strength in printed, manuscript, and visual materials documenting American Poetry is its outstanding holdings of materials...
  • Collection Highlights

    February 24, 2013

    Do I contradict myself? Very well then … . I contradict myself; I am large … . I contain multitudes. Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass , 1855 Founded...