African American Studies at Beinecke Library

The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Recordings

Posted in Beinecke Collections by beineckepoetry on December 27, 2006

Recordings of events in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series are now available for streaming from the Beinecke Library. The collection finding aid can be found at the following site: The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. The collection includes recordings of annual Yale student poetry readings, as well as readings by established and published contemporary American poets. Readings in the series have been recorded since 2002; poets represented in this collection include Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Allison Joseph, Marilyn Nelson, and Claudia Rankine among many others. For more information contact the series curator, Nancy Kuhl, at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.

E. L. McGlashan Collection

Posted in Beinecke Collections by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2006

The E. L. McGlashan Collection of Documents Concerning Slavery in the United States consists of manuscript bills of sale, receipts, estate appraisals, deeds of gift, manumission statements, promissory notes, and other papers documenting slave ownership and the slave trade in the United States between 1770 and 1863. The bulk of the material documents slavery in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama. There are also legal documents recording slavery transactions in Maine, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana.

The materials were collected by an amateur Americanist named Everitt Lynn McGlashan, who purchased most of the materials on family trips in the South during the 1960s.

The collection finding aid includes a more detailed description of the papers and their provenance: E. L. McGlashan Collection Finding Aid

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