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Secretary's office, Yale University, records concerning George F. Gundelfinger

 Collection
Call Number: RU 50

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence of Yale Secretary Carl Lohman, newspaper clippings, and publications by and concerning George Frederick Gundelfinger. Correspondence between Yale administrators, faculty and lawyers concerning Gundelfinger is also included.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from the Office of the Secretary, 1970.

Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 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/mssa.ru.0050

Overview

The records consist of correspondence of Yale Secretary Carl Lohman, newspaper clippings, and publications by and concerning George Frederick Gundelfinger. Correspondence between Yale administrators, faculty and lawyers concerning Gundelfinger is also included.

Biographical / Historical

George Frederick Gundelfinger (1884 – 1974) graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School in 1906. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale in 1909, and served as a professor of Mathematics from 1909 – 1913. After leaving Yale, Gundelfinger taught at several other institutions before retiring to Pennsylvania. He began a campaign to improve the morality of Yale men through his publication, "The New Fraternity." He was prolific and frequently mailed his works to the student body and administrators. The material he sent was considered offensive by the Yale administration, which brought Gundelfinger to the attention of the Postmaster General and Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Gundelfinger was tried and convicted of mailing obscene material through the U.S. postal system.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 4-A (YRG 4-A), Records of the Yale secretary"s office.

Processing Information

Yale University records are arranged and described at the accession level by the creating office. The University Archives creates collection level descriptive records, but typically does no further arrangement and description at the accession level.
Title
Guide to the Secretary's Office, Yale University, Records Concerning George F. Gundelfinger
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Kerry Shapleigh
Date
April 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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