Alumni Records Office, Yale University, records of alumni from the Classes of 1701-1978
Scope and Contents
The series have varied filing schemes for graduate and non-graduate files, and the type of degree received.
Graduates and Non-Graduates . In general, non-graduate files are identified with an "x" either before or after the year of graduation. In some sections, graduate and non-graduate files in the same class are filed together in alphabetical order. In other sections, the non-graduate files follow the graduate files of the same class. In still other sections, the non-graduate files are kept completely separate from the chronological sequence of the graduate files. If a file is not found in the graduate section, make sure to also check among the non-graduate files.
Type of Degree . In some sections, graduate files with different types of degrees are interfiled according to their class. In other sections, graduate files with different types of degrees are filed separately with their own chronological sequence.
The following explanations for each series will show the varied treatment of files for graduates and non-graduates, and different types of degrees. The explanations should be used in conjunction with the box list.
Conditions Governing Access
Alumni records are restricted for 75 years from the last known date of attendance.
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.
The records are arranged in eleven series: I. Yale College. II. Sheffield Scientific School. III. School of Medicine. IV. Law School. V. Divinity School. VI. Graduate School of Arts & Science. VII. School of Nursing. VIII. Honorary Degrees. IX. School of Music. X. Art and Architecture XI. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and in subsequent accessions.
1561.5 Linear Feet (1253 boxes)
Language of Materials
The records consist of biographical information about Yale graduates and non-graduates from the Classes of 1701-1978. Files on individual alumni may contain addresses, freshman registration forms, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Also included are informational cards documenting occupations, places of employment, other degrees, accomplishments, spouses, and children.
Forms part of Yale Record Group 8-B (YRG 8-B), Records on individual Yale alumni.
Appendix: Codes Used for Fine Arts Degrees List
|bfa-a||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture|
|bfa-d||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama|
|bfa-p||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting|
|bfa-s||Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture|
|mfa-a||Master of Fine Arts in Architecture|
|mfa-d||Master of Fine Arts in Drama|
|mfa-g||Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design|
|mfa-p||Master of Fine Arts in Painting|
|mfa-s||Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture|
|dfa-d||Doctor of Fine Arts in Drama|
|cart, artc||Art Certificate|
|b-arch||Bachelor of Architecture|
|m-arch||Master of Architecture|
|c-arch||Certificate of Architecture|
|mcp||Master of City Planning|
|murs||Master of Urban Studies|
|-acp||Non-graduate, City Planning|
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.
- Guide to the Alumni Records Office, Yale University, Records of Alumni from the Classes of 1701-1978
- Under Revision
- compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Staff
- March 2000
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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