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Yusef Komunyakaa papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 152
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of writings, correspondence, writings of others, other papers, printed materials, audiovisual materials, and electronic media that document the life and work of African American poet Yusef Komunyakaa. The writings and correspondence are intermixed with writings of others and other papers that collectively document Komunyakaa's poetry, writings, teaching, and personal life. Printed materials include clippings, writings by Komunyakaa, and promotional materials. Audiovisual materials include audio and video recordings of Komunyakaa.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Box 48 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 49 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Yusef Komunyakaa Papers 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 Chris Calhoun Agency on the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts & Letters Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.
Organized into five series: I. Writings and Other Papers, 1930-2009. II. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1976-2014. III. Printed Materials, 1970s-2000s. IV. Audiovisual Materials, undated. V. Electronic Media, undated.
Majority of material found within 1976 - 2014
35.21 Linear Feet (49 boxes)
Related Names
Komunyakaa, Yusef
Language of Materials