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Yale University Native American Alumni Oral History Project

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.

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.


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.

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Native American Cultural Center (Yale University)
Language of Materials