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Yale College Diplomae examinatorium

Call Number: RU 489

Scope and Contents

The materials include Latin documents which were read aloud at the commencement exercises of Yale College, 1753-1860. Each diploma contains a formal greeting from the president, faculty, and assembly by the head of the academy and a list of the candidates for degrees. Each document was signed and witnessed by the president and faculty representative and dated.


  • circa 1753-1860

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.


Arranged chronologically.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


The materials consist of diplomae examinatorium of Yale College. The diplomae were read at commencement and include a formal greeting from the president of the college and a list of candidates for degrees. The diplomae are written in Latin and signed by the president.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 47 (YRG 47), Collections documenting teaching and learning in Yale academic programs.

Guide to the Yale College Diplomae Examinatorium
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
September 1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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