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Department of Athletics, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 507

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, scrapbooks, ledgers, financial records, press releases, and annual reports documenting athletics at Yale. Topics include varsity and intramural sports, physical education, the Payne Whitney Gymnasium, fundraising for facilities, anthropomorphic measurements of students, and the effects of World War I on Yale athletics. The records of Robert N. Corwin as chairmain of the board of control of the Yale University Athletic Association and Delaney Kiphuth as director are also included.

Dates

  • 1872-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the materials 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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Scrapbooks are available on microfilm from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM194. 1985. 1556 frames on 2 reels, 35mm.

Conditions Governing Use

Patrons must use HM FILM 194 instead of the original scrapbooks.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Extent

64.17 Linear Feet (86 boxes)

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.0507

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, scrapbooks, ledgers, financial records, press releases, and annual reports documenting athletics at Yale. Topics include varsity and intramural sports, physical education, the Payne Whitney Gymnasium, fundraising for facilities, anthropomorphic measurements of students, and the effects of World War I on Yale athletics. The records of Robert N. Corwin as chairmain of the board of control of the Yale University Athletic Association and Delaney Kiphuth as director are also included.

Biographical / Historical

The Yale Athletic Association (later known as the Yale University Athletic Association) had its first meeting in 1872. It became the Yale University Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation circa 1966.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 38-A (YRG 38-A), Records documenting administration of Yale athletic and physical education programs.

Processing Information

Yale University records are arranged and described at the accession level by the creating office. The University Archives creates collection level descriptive records, but typically does no further arrangement and description at the accession level.
Title
Guide to the Department of Athletics, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 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

Opening Hours