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Arthur Morris Collins papers

Call Number: MS 147
Scope and Contents

The Arthur Morris Collins papers consist of correspondence and other materials dating from the Yale years of Arthur Morris Collins. Collins, who graduated from Yale in 1903, later changed the spelling of his name and thereafter signed himself Arthur Collens. The Papers were donated to Yale by his son-in-law Jeremiah H. Bartholomew, Jr., a 1924 Yale graduate, in 1967.

The Papers are divided into two series, CORRESPONDENCE and MEMORABILIA. CORRESPONDENCE is arranged chronologically, and consists largely of letters from members of Collins' family to him at Yale dealing with domestic matters. Also included are a selection of letters from school friends and organizations, and assorted official communications from Yale University.

MEMORABILIA is divided into four sections, each arranged chronologically. The first, Yale University, contains several notebooks (see folders 3 and 4), examination questions, printed invitations and other souvenirs of social activities, as well as Collins' Hillhouse High School, Hotchkiss School, and Yale diplomas (see Folio). Also incorporated in this section are a number of notebooks and other Yale related papers belonging to Jeremiah H. Bartholomew, Jr.

The second section, Photographs, contains twenty-one photographs, including one of Collins. Most are pictures of unidentified Yale students and other friends or possibly family members. Five photographs of New Haven have been transferred to the Yale Picture Collection.

European Tour is made up of schedules, souvenirs, and maps from Collins' trip through England, France, Germany, and Switzerland in 1902.

Finally, Miscellaneous contains memorabilia not from Collins' Yale years or his European tour. Included are a number of objects, such as the copper plate used to print his calling cards and a number of cardboard party favors.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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

Gift of Jeremiah Bartholomew, Jr., 1967.


Arranged in two series: I. Correspondence. II. Memorabilia.

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Related Names
Collins, Arthur Morris, 1880-1967
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