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Oral histories documenting New Haven, Connecticut

Call Number: RU 1055

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of audio recordings and transcripts of oral histories conducted by New Haven Oral History Project staff with New Haven, Connecticut, citizens.


  • 2003-2007


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were a gift of Andrew Horowitz, 2007.


The records are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.


97101 Megabytes

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The materials consist of audio recordings and transcripts of oral histories conducted by New Haven Oral History Project staff with New Haven, Connecticut, citizens.

Biographical / Historical

The New Haven Oral History Project (NHOHP) was founded in September, 2003 by Andrew Horowitz and Glenda Gilmore as a special project of the Yale University History Department. Support for the NHOHP comes from the Yale University President's Office, the Yale University Library Department of Manuscripts and Archives, and Yale's History and Political Science Departments. Past supporters have included the Yale College Dean's Office and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Materials Specific Details

Original digital audio recordings were created by a number of different interviewers. The original audio produced varied in size, file format, and file naming conventions. Many recordings were split into multiple parts by the original digital recording devices (logical files). Processed master files were created by merging the separate parts and normalizing into standard file formats. In some cases, naming conventions of the originals may have resulted in processed masters and use copies that were created in the incorrect order. When available, refer to the transcript for guidance in determing order of the recordings. Transcripts refer to the original audio files when providing contextual notes (e.g. [END TAPE 1]).

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 14-B (YRG 14-B), Records of academic departments and programs of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Guide to the Oral Histories Documenting New Haven, Connecticut
Under Revision
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
December 2007
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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