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Stone Trust Corporation, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 856

Scope and Contents

The records consist of photograph albums, ledgers, minutes, financial records, correspondence, constitution and amendments, and biographical information documenting the activities and operations of the Book and Snake Society (incorporated as the Stone Trust Corporation) and Cloister Club at Yale, and its predecessor, Sigma Delta Chi Society.

Dates

  • 1848-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is restricted. Researchers must obtain prior, written permission from the President or Secretary of the Stone Trust Corporation

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

66.5 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.0856

Overview

The records consist of photograph albums, ledgers, minutes, financial records, correspondence, constitution and amendments, and biographical information documenting the activities and operations of the Book and Snake Society (incorporated as the Stone Trust Corporation) and Cloister Club at Yale, and its predecessor, Sigma Delta Chi Society.

Biographical / Historical

Sigma Delta Chi Society was founded by students of the Yale Sheffield Scientific School in 1863. Not wanting to be considered a fraternity, the society changed it name to the Book and Snake Society in the late 1870s. Members who lived in the society residence, or "Cloister", became the Cloister Club. Graduates and honorary members of Book and Snake were also members of the Cloister Club. In 1876 the society incorporated as the Stone Trust Corporation. The Book and Snake converted to a senior society in 1933.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 40 (YRG 40), Records of Yale clubs, societies, and organizations.
Title
Guide to the Stone Trust Corporation, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
April 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