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Alfred Whitney Griswold, president of Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 22

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, reports, planning memoranda, and miscellaneous biographical material documenting A. Whitney Griswold"s activities as president of Yale University. Included are materials concerning alumni relations; academic freedom and Communism; funds, gifts, trusts, and other development activities; Yale committees; athletics and the Ivy League; admissions; Yale commencements; relations with the city of New Haven; the Association of American Universities; the publication of William F. Buckley, Jr.'s book, God and Man at Yale; the Masters of Arts in Teaching program; and the National Defense Education Act. Also included are a set of Griswold's addresses, articles, and other writings; and some personal materials.

Dates

  • 1950-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records 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.

Arrangement

The records are arranged as follows: I. Subject/Correspondence Files. II. Writings. III. Miscellany; subsequent accessions.

Extent

125 Linear Feet (300 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.0022

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, reports, planning memoranda, and miscellaneous biographical material documenting A. Whitney Griswold's activities as president of Yale University. Included are materials concerning alumni relations; academic freedom and Communism; funds, gifts, trusts, and other development activities; Yale committees; athletics and the Ivy League; admissions; Yale commencements; relations with the city of New Haven; the Association of American Universities; the publication of William F. Buckley, Jr.'s book, God and Man at Yale; the Masters of Arts in Teaching program; and the National Defense Education Act. Also included are a set of Griswold"s addresses, articles, and other writings; and some personal materials.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Whitney Griswold was born on October 27, 1906 in Morristown, New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1929 and a Ph.D. in 1933. Griswold taught English and was a professor of history, as well as government and international relations, at Yale. He served as Director of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Training Program in Foreign Area and Language Studies, and as Director of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Training School at Yale (1942). In 1950 Griswold became president of Yale. He instituted progressive academic and physical changes and introduced discussion on coeducation at Yale. A. Whitney Griswold died in New Haven, Connecticut on April 19, 1963.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 2-A (YRG 2-A), Records of the Yale president"s office.

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 Alfred Whitney Griswold, President of Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Manuscripts and Archives staff
Date
March 1998
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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