Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature

Monday, May 11, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
An exhibition celebrating the American love of travel and adventure in both literary works and the real-life journeys that have inspired some of our most beloved books; the exhibition will also explore literary archives and the various ways travel is recorded, marked, and documented in the Yale Collection of American Literature. The exhibition will highlight the work and voyages of writers including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Bennett, Truman Capote, Annie Dillard, and many more.
 
This exhibition is organized by Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry in the Yale Collection of American Literature, with the assistance of student curators Raffaella Donatich ‘19; Isabelle Laurenzi, doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science; and Rachel Kaufman ‘19.
 

Some highlights of items on view can be seen in the gallery below