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Department of the History of Art, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 796

Scope and Contents

The records consist of department meeting minutes; student handbooks; course evaluations; notes on the Frick symposium; critiques of the graduate program; and correspondence, memoranda and notes of Henri Focillon and Everett V. Meeks regarding the establishment of the Yale Department of the History of Art. The records also contain the Annals of the Department of History of Art (1950-1991). The annals, a rich source of historical data, include lists and statistics on faculty, students, fellowships, prizes and courses.

Dates

  • 1938-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from the Department of the History of Art, 1992, 2008.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Extent

20.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes )

1326 Megabytes

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0796

Overview

The records consist of department meeting minutes, course evaluations, student handbooks, notes on the Frick symposium, critiques of the graduate program, and correspondence, memoranda and notes of Henri Focillon and Everett V. Meeks regarding the establishment of the Yale Department of the History of Art. The records also contain the Annals of the Department of History of Art (1950-1991). The annals, a rich source of historical data, include lists and statistics on faculty, students, fellowships, prizes and courses.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of the History of Art was established at Yale in 1940. Its organization and mission were developed by Henri Focillon, a visiting professor from the Sorbonne, at the request of President Charles Seymour. Everette V. Meeks served as the first chair of the department. Organizationally part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Yale College and the Graduate School, the department offers graduate and undergraduate courses.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 14-B (YRG 14-B), Records of academic departments and programs of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Title
Guide to the Department of the History of Art, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
August 2004
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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