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Yale Political Union records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 248

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, published materials, minutes, press releases, membership lists, memorabilia, and videotapes documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Political Union.

Dates

  • 1935-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

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.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Related Materials Note

Party of the Right, Yale University, Records (RU 1101), (Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library).

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet

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.0248

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, published materials, minutes, press releases, membership lists, memorabilia, and videotapes documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Political Union.

Biographical / Historical

The Yale Political Union was founded in 1934 by A. Whitney Griswold, Max Millikan, and August Heckscher II. Its purpose is to stimulate interest and give training in public affairs. The Political Union is modeled somewhat after the Oxford University and Cambridge University unions, but is organized as a legislature under congressional rules, with floor leaders, honorary guest speakers, and voting on national issues.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 40 (YRG 40), Records of Yale clubs, societies, and organizations.
Title
Guide to the Yale Political Union Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
June 2007
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
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

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

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