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Alfred Whitney Griswold, president of Yale University, records

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.

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.


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

125 Linear Feet (300 boxes)
Related Names
Yale University. President's Office
Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963
Language of Materials