- Scope and Contents
The Cave Canem Records contain correspondence (including electronic mail), organizational records, photographs, financial records, computer files, and audiovisual recordings that document the activities of the Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. and its founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady. The organization's governance, fundraising, publicity, and operations are documented as well as its publishing activity, fellowship program, and Legacy Conversations series, which features poets and scholars who have played historic roles in African American poetry. The collection serves as a resource for scholarship on African American poetry, literature, and culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 28 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 29 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 30: Restricted until 2033 August 1. Consult the appropriate curator for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Cave Canem Records 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
Purchased from James S. Jaffe Rare Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts & Letters Fund, 2013.
Organized into eight series: I. Operations, Fundraising, and Governance, 1997-2012. II. Programs, 1996-2011. III. Publishing, 1996-2011. IV. Promotional Material and Collateral Literature, 1996-2011. V. Photographs, 1997-2010. VI. Audiovisual Material, 2002-2011. VII. Digital Media. VIII. Restricted Material.
- 1995 - 2012
- 27.29 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
- Related Names
- Cave Canem (Organization)
- Language of Materials