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Reuben A. Holden, secretary of Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 19

Scope and Contents

The records primarily document the ongoing functions of the Yale secretary's office, 1953-1971, during Reuben A. Holden's tenure as secretary. Series III includes the materials most closely associated with these functions, such as comprehensive files of annual and special reports, as well as documentation on Yale commencement ceremonies, honorary degree recipients, lectureships, prizes and scholarships, the university council committee, buildings dedication and use, and special events at Yale or in conjunction with New Haven, Connecticut. Series II more generally consists of materials on alumni activities, the Yale Corporation, academic departments, professional schools, Yale institutes, and various standing and ad hoc committees and councils. Series II also includes general alphabetical correspondence files. The records included in Series I document Holden's years as assistant to the president and associate secretary during 1947-1953, especially his involvement with alumni relations.

Dates

  • 1901-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records 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 as follows: I. Assistant to the President and Associate Secretary: Subject-Correspondence File, 1931-1972. II. University Secretary: General Correspondence and Subject File, 1901-1972. III. University Secretary: Subject File, 1929-1971. IV. General Correspondence and Subject File, 1911-1971.

Extent

145.25 Linear Feet

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.0019

Overview

The records primarily document the ongoing functions of the Yale secretary's office, 1953-1971, during Reuben A. Holden's tenure as secretary. Series III includes the materials most closely associated with these functions, such as comprehensive files of annual and special reports, as well as documentation on Yale commencement ceremonies, honorary degree recipients, lectureships, prizes and scholarships, the university council committee, buildings dedication and use, and special events at Yale or in conjunction with New Haven, Connecticut. Series II more generally consists of materials on alumni activities, the Yale Corporation, academic departments, professional schools, Yale institutes, and various standing and ad hoc committees and councils. Series II also includes general alphabetical correspondence files. The records included in Series I document Holden's years as assistant to the president and associate secretary during 1947-1953, especially his involvement with alumni relations.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 4-A (YRG 4-A), Records of the Yale secretary's office.
Title
Guide to the Reuben A. Holden, Secretary of Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
December 1984
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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