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Council of Masters, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 295

Scope and Contents

The records, generally maintained by the chair of the council, consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies and surveys, committee files, and subject files documenting the policies and procedures of the Yale Council of Masters, which oversees affairs related to two or more residential colleges. The records do not include the Council of Masters meeting files, which are classed in Record Unit 299.

Dates

  • 1934-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access is partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

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 in three series: I. Correspondence, 1934-1997. II. Subject Files, 1934-1992. III. Restricted files. and in subsequent accessions.

Associated Materials

Council of Masters, Yale University, Minutes of Meetings (RU 299), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

18.75 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.0295

Overview

The records, generally maintained by the chair of the council, consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies and surveys, committee files, and subject files documenting the policies and procedures of the Yale Council of Masters, which oversees affairs related to two or more residential colleges. The records do not include the Council of Masters meeting files, which are classed in Record Unit 299.

Biographical / Historical

Yale University's residential colleges, modeled after those at Cambridge and Oxford, were conceived in the 1920s and designed to recapture the intimate collegiate atmosphere of an earlier time when class sizes small. The Council of Masters was established in 1932, the year the first residential colleges opened their doors. The first masters were appointed before the colleges were built, and as the Committee of Quadrangles, were instrumental in forming early policies regarding the colleges. The council consists of the masters, or administrative heads, 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. 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 affairs concerning two or more residential colleges.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 13-A (YRG 13-A), Records of the Yale Council of Masters.
Title
Guide to the Council of Masters, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Mary Caldera
Date
August 2005
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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