The Yaddo Archives are up! Get thee to the library!

Went to the opening of the Yaddo Archives last night. Carve out a day to take it all in. There’s a lot there. Some saucy bits about William Carlos Williams and James Baldwin, also.


Detail of Yaddo Admissions Committee note regarding Truman Capote, 1946.
The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Yaddo Records.


1942 Yaddo guests. Standing: Newton Arvin, Nicholas Marsicano, Nathan Asch, Philip Rahv, Michael Seide, Karol Rathaus, Carson McCullers, Malcolm Cowley, unidentified man, Langston Hughes, Kenneth Fearing, unidentified man, Leonard Ehrlich, Jean Liberté. Seated: Mrs. Asch, Frances Mingorancz, Merle Marsicano, Katherine Anne Porter, Helena Kuo, Juan Mingorancz, Nathalie Rahv, Elizabeth Ames.
The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, Yaddo Records.


Nan Lurie. Art Colony Preview. Lithograph, n.d. The New York Public Library, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Print Collection.

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