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Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, class records

Call Number: RU 1084

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of correspondence, photographs and printed ephemera documenting the Sheffield Scientific School Classes of 1912 and 1904.


  • 1873-1974


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were transferred from Sheffield Scientific School, 2008. Gift of Richard J. Mammana, Jr., 2012-2013. Gift of Professor J. Gary Lutz, 2016. Transfer from the Office of the President, 2018.


The records are arranged by accession.


1.58 Linear Feet (4 envelopes and 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 correspondence, photographs and printed ephemera documenting the Sheffield Scientific School Classes of 1912 and 1904.

Biographical / Historical

In 1847, Yale established the Department of Philosophy and Arts, which offered courses in philosophy, the arts, and the sciences. As the scientific fields gained in strength, the School of Applied Chemistry and the School of Engineering were developed. These schools were combined in 1854 to form the Yale Scientific School. In 1858 Joseph Earl Sheffield purchased the old Medical Institution and presented it to Yale, along with scientific apparatus and an endowment. The new school, dedicated as the Sheffield Scientific School, in 1861 became one of the first schools of higher education in the United States to devote its curriculum specifically to scientific training. The faculty conducted graduate as well as undergraduate courses in the sciences and engineering until 1919 when the former were discontinued. In 1954 graduate level courses were reinstated. The School's functions were absorbed by the Graduate School in 1956.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 10-B (YRG 10-B), Records of Sheffield Scientific School classes.

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.

Guide to the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, Class Records
Under Revision
compiled by Daniel Hartwig and Michael Lotstein
November 2008
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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