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Office of the Secretary, Yale University, audio recordings of speeches, assemblies, and events

Call Number: RU 1108

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of audio recordings of speeches, press conferences, assemblies, and other events coordinated by the Office of the Secretary.


  • 1987-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

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 Office of the Secretary, 1989-1995.


The materials are arranged by accession.


0.25 Linear Feet (22 audiocassettes)

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 audio recordings of speeches, press conferences, assemblies, and other events coordinated by the Office of the Secretary.

Biographical / Historical

The secretary is an administrative officer elected by the Yale Corporation on nomination of the president. The secretary prepares and keeps the records of the Corporation and in addition to being responsible for the safekeeping of the seal and other official University insignia, also supervises the election of alumni fellows to the Corporation, helps the president prepare all diplomas and certificates of award, and is responsible for the management of all official University functions and publications. The secretary works with a staff of associates which oversees such non-academic areas as the University Archives, the University Council, public information, university security, and community relations.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 4-C (YRG 4-C), Records documenting public information functions of Yale University.

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 Office of the Secretary, Yale University, Audio Recordings of Speeches, Assemblies, and Events
Under Revision
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
August 2009
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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