Video from Beinecke Library or about authors and others in the collections

May 30, 2024

By Michael Morand

Beinecke Library on YouTube

New video added regularly!

Highlight: What Could Have Been, short documentary about proposal for America’s first HBCU in 1831

More highlights from Beinecke Library YouTube

Windham-Campbell Prizes 

The Windham-Campbell Prizes,  established in 2013,  call attention to literary achievement and provide writers working in English. Prizes are awarded each spring in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The prizes YouTube channel includes video content of the annual festival with readings, lectures, and discussions by prizewinners, as well as the annual Windham-Cambell Lecture on the theme, “Why I Write,” by distinguished authors.

Video from the collections on the digital library

The digital library includes a variety of moving images files available for viewing. One particular highlight are the Solomon Sir Jones Films, 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928.

External video about authors and others in Beinecke Library collections

Documentary filmmakers often use Beinecke Library collections for research and many of the people whose papers or archives are stewarded by the library have been the subject of documentaries. The links below give a small, illustrative list; new links will be added from time to time. Note: some online films may require subscriptions or have other access requirements.

Related: Judy Blume Papers 

Related: Rachel Carson Papers

Related: N. Scott Momaday Papers

Related: Eugene O’Neill Papers

Related: Thornton Wilder Papers

Related: Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O’Keeffe Archive

 Related:  Michael Bennett Papers

Related: James Stevenson Papers