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Bradford H. Gray collector's files

Call Number: GEN MSS 1734

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, invoices, financial documentation, book lists, and other papers related to Bradford H. Gray's book collecting activities, as well as Gray's autograph collection.


  • 1796 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Bradford H. Gray collector's files 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 Bradford H. Gray, 2021.


Organized into two groupings: June 2021 acquisition, 1978-2012; September 2021 acquisition, 1796-1994.


3.17 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

Bradford H. Gray

Bradford H. Gray (Sociology PhD ‘73) is an American author, policy researcher, and book collector. His research and writings includes work on managed care, for-profit and nonprofit health care, ethical issues in research, and the politics of health services research. Over the course of his career, Gray has worked at New York Academy of Medicine, Yale University, the Institute of Medicine, and the Hastings Center. Gray has extensively collected materials related to the history of sociology and social thought.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Bradford H. Gray collector's files
by Beinecke staff
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 2021: Updated with September 2021 acquisition

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