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Yale Collection of American Literature reading series

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 211

Scope and Contents

The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series consists of recordings of poetry readings sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature as well as fliers, announcements, pamphlets and broadsides produced to publicize and accompany the series. The collection includes recordings of annual Yale student poetry readings, as well as readings by established and published contemporary American poets. Recordings and printed material related to the Bollingen Prize Readings in September 2002 are also present. The finding aid will be updated as new readings are recorded as part of the Yale Collection of American Literature's ongoing speaker series.

Poets represented in this collection include Elizabeth Alexander, Sherman Alexie, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Debra Magpie Earling, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, Terence Hayes, William Heyen, Fanny Howe, LeAnne Howe, Susan Howe, Major Jackson, Alan Jenkins, Allison Joseph, Ann Lauterbach, Marijane Meaker, Marilyn Nelson, Ron Padgett, Michael Palmer, Claudia Rankine, Adrienne Rich, Lisa Steinman, Arthur Sze, Cole Swensen, Rodrigo Toscano, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Willis, and C. D. Wright.

Dates

  • 2002-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 1-3, 5-6 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Digital Reference copies available. Consult Access Services for further information.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reference copies of recordings are available and have been provided in the main box sequence.

Conditions Governing Use

The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2005-2010.

Extent

3.68 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.ycalread

Overview

Sound recordings on compact discs, audio cassettes, fliers, pamphlets and broadsides documenting the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. The collection includes recordings and printed material generated by annual Yale student poetry readings; a videocassette and printed material related to the Bollingen Prize Readings at Center Church in September 2002; and recordings and publicity materials for readings by established and published contemporary American poets from 2002 to 2006. New readings are added to the collection annually, documenting the Yale Collection of American Literature's ongoing speaker series.

Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series

Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series events have been recorded since the fall of 2002. The Collection generally hosts three readings an academic term; each spring the series includes the annual Yale Student Poets reading, including both graduate and undergraduate student poets. For more information contact the series curator, Nancy Kuhl, at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.

Processing Information

Compact discs include original recordings and reproductions of audiocassettes.
Title
Guide to the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
July 2006
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.