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Yale University Native American Alumni Oral History Project

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2610

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight videotaped recordings of Native American alumni of Yale University, recorded in November 2005 and November 2008, as well as paperwork documenting the project and its purpose. Interview subjects are asked to reflect on their student experiences at Yale University. Questions explore the interview subject's tribal background, experiences at Yale, college activities, perceptions of the University, and present employment. Each interview is conducted by an identified Native American undergraduate. Two recordings of events held during the 2005 Henry Roe Cloud Conference: A Celebration of Native Americans at Yale are also present.

Dates

  • 2005-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 1-3 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

The materials are open for research, but recordings for which no release has been obtained may not be reproduced. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Yale University Native American Alumni Oral History Project 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

Portions of the collection were transferred from the Yale University Native American Cultural Center/Yale College Dean's Office in 2008. Other portions were recorded under sponsorship of the Yale Collection of Western Americana for addition to the collection.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by year of recording session, then alphabetically by interview subject's last name. Related paperwork precedes each set of interviews. Two recordings of events during the 2005 Henry Roe Cloud Conference in New Haven, Connecticut have been placed at the end of the listing.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.yunative

Overview

The collection consists of eight videotaped recordings of Native American alumni of Yale University, recorded in November 2005 and November 2008, as well as paperwork documenting the project and its purpose. Interview subjects are asked to reflect on their student experiences at Yale University. Questions explore the interview subject's tribal background, experiences at Yale, college activities, perceptions of the University, and present employment. Each interview is conducted by an identified Native American undergraduate. Two recordings of events held during the 2005 Henry Roe Cloud Conference: A Celebration of Native Americans at Yale are also present.
Running time of recordings ranges from twenty to thirty-five minutes.

Native American Cultural Center (Yale University)

The Native American Cultural Center was formally recognized by Yale College in 1996 to support and connect Native American students, faculty, and staff at Yale through programming, support services, and community facilities. The Center promotes a permanent and prominent Native American presence at Yale.
Title
Guide to the Yale University Native American Alumni Oral History Project
Author
by Kathleen T. Burns Sleboda
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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.