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Chaplain's Office, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1045

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, prayers, sermons, newsletters, bulletins, and subject files documenting the Yale Chaplain's Office and religious activities at Yale.

Dates

  • 1939-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

While this collection as a whole is available for research, parts of it may be restricted due to law, university policy or fragility. Any restricted material will be noted as such.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from the Chaplain's Office, 2007-2019.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Extent

41.25 Linear Feet (43 boxes)

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.1045

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, prayers, sermons, newsletters, bulletins, and subject files documenting the Yale Chaplain's Office and religious activities at Yale.

Biographical / Historical

The office of University Chaplain was established in 1927. The mission of the Chaplain's Office is to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the diverse religious and spiritual life of the Yale University community. It sponsors programs that encourage learning about the various religious traditions and spiritual practices of members of the University community, collaborates with the Yale Religious Ministry, and works with students, faculty and staff. The Chaplain's Office also provides services such as counseling, student program support, and pastoral care. It supports the University's interest in the city of New Haven through its liaison work with the community and through support of the Church of Christ in Yale. The following have served as University Chaplains: Rev. Elmore McKee (1927-1932); Rev. Sidney Lovett (1932-1958); Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (1958-1976); Rev. John Vannorsdall (1976-1985); Rev. Harry B. Adams (1986-1992); Rev. Frederick J. Streets (1992-2007); and Sharon Kugler (2007- ).

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 39-A (YRG 39-A), Records documenting official religious activities at Yale.
Title
Guide to the Chaplain's Office, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
June 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

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