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Party of the Right, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1101

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of party correspondence, minutes, articles, research papers, debate materials, and a whip list. There are also research papers, debate web sheets, party constitution, event ephemera, speeches, and news articles.

Dates

  • circa 1955-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Records of the Party of the Right is closed. Researchers must secure in writing a statement from the sitting Chairman of the Party of the Right to access these materials.

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 the Party of the Right, 2004 and the Federalist Party, 2012.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Related Materials Note

Yale Political Union Records (RU 248). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

0.75 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

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.1101

Overview

The materials consist of party correspondence, minutes, articles, research papers, debate materials, and a whip list. There are also research papers, debate web sheets, party constitution, event ephemera, speeches, and news articles.

Biographical / Historical

One of the seven parties of the Yale Political Union, the Party of the Right was founded in 1953 by dissatisfied members of the original Conservative Party (later re-christened as the Independent Party) after that Party had endorsed Adlai Stevenson as "the conservative candidate for President." By the end of the 1950s many of the Party's enduring traditions had already been established, although it was not until the 1960s that the party really began to understand itself as "Conservatism reborn in Brotherhood." Due to a membership that included conservatives of every stripe, the Party found a dynamic tension between Libertarians and Traditionalists in the early 1970s that has been its hallmark for decades.

Membership in the Party of the Right is elective and lasts "for life at least." Despite this promise, certain members disaffected by the political process left to form both the Tory and Conservative Parties of the Yale Political Union in 1971 and 1996 respectively.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 40 (YRG 40), Records of Yale clubs, societies, and organizations.

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 Party of the Right, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig and Michael Lotstein
Date
April 2009
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
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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Location

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

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