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Yale University Corporation records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 164

Scope and Contents

The records consist of subject files, correspondence, minutes of meetings, memoranda, proposals, and working papers related to the Yale University Corporation's policy, planning, and administrative functions. Also included are early records concerning the Church of Christ at Yale, circa1756-1899.

Dates

  • circa 1714-2016

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 by accession.

Extent

101.02 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.0164

Overview

The records consist of subject files, correspondence, minutes of meetings, memoranda, proposals, and working papers related to the Yale University Corporation's policy, planning, and administrative functions. Also included are early records concerning the Church of Christ at Yale, circa1756-1899.

Biographical / Historical

Yale's charter provides that its governing body, known legally as "the President and Fellows of Yale College"--or more commonly, as "the Corporation"--shall have the government, care and management of the College... and make such reasonable laws... as they think fit and proper for the instruction and education of the students." The Corporation is the final authority in the governance of the University. Although it is not involved in most of the day-to-day details of University operation, the Corporation must approve all major changes in educational, institutional, or financial policy. The officers of the University are appointed by the Corporation. The Corporation is made up of 19 individuals called Fellows. There are three members ex-officii: the President of the University, and the Governor and Lt. Governor of Connecticut; ten "Successors to the Original Trustees," who elect their own successors; and six alumni Fellows, elected by and from the Yale alumni body.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 1-A (YRG 1-A), Minutes of meetings and administrative records of the Yale Corporation.
Title
Guide to the Yale University Corporation Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
February 2008
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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