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Council of Masters, Yale University, meeting minutes

Call Number: RU 299

Scope and Contents

The records consist of minutes and associated files of the monthly Yale Council of Masters meetings.


  • 1932-2005


Conditions Governing Access

While this collection as a whole is available for research, parts of it may be restricted due to law, university policy or fragility. Any restricted material will be noted as such.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were transferred from the Office of the Council of Masters, 1987-2005.


The minutes are arranged chronologically.

Associated Materials

Records of the Council of Masters (RU 295).


20 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


The records consist of minutes and associated files of the monthly Yale Council of Masters meetings.

Biographical / Historical

The Council of Masters was established in 1932, the year the first masters were appointed. The Council makes recommendations to the University President in matters of policy concerning the residential colleges. It also serves as the committee of control in the affairs concerning two or more residential colleges. The Council consists of the masters of the residential colleges. Ex officio members include the University President, Provost Dean of Yale College, Associate Dean of Yale College and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Biographical / Historical

The title “Master” for chief executive officers of residential colleges was changed to “Head of College” in April of 2016.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 13-A (YRG 13-A), Records of the Yale Council of Masters.

Guide to the Council of Masters, Yale University, Meeting Minutes
Under Revision
compiled by Mary Caldera and Kathryn Dana
May 2002
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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