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Kent Tenney Healy papers

Call Number: MS 653

Scope and Contents

The Kent T. Healy Papers cover the period of time that Kent T. Healy was a member of the Committee on Transportation of the Economics department at Yale. The first five boxes of the papers contain Professor Healy's correspondence mostly with his colleagues in the academic and business worlds. Most of the correspondence falls within the time span of the 1930's and 1940's. Also included in the collection are typed manuscripts and notes for Professor Healy's papers on various aspects of transportation, as well as student papers. Professor Healy's main transportation concern was with railroads, and boxes 12 and 13 contain information files on various national and foreign railroads. Boxes 15-17 contain folders from the Committee on Transportation, and the rest of the collection is taken up with reports from various organizations, mimeographed papers of Professor Healy's, and printed material such as books, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1918-1969


Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the materials are open for research. As established by Yale Corporation regulations., student records in box 22 are restricted until 2041; grade books in box 24 are restricted until 2024.

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 Kent T. Healy, 1970-1973.

Related Materials

See also the Historical Picture Collection (MS 713), Series III, A 148, 1-11, for eleven undated lantern slides re: Italian railroads and highways which were removed from the Kent T. Healy Papers.


26 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of correspondence, subject files, teaching materials, minutes, reports, and memoranda relating to various Yale University committees and departments with which Kent Healy was connected. As a specialist in transportation he was a member of a number of government committees, among them the National Resources Planning Board, the New England Council Transportation Committee, and the New Haven Traffic Commission. His subject files contain extensive printed and mimeographed material on railroads.

Biographical / Historical

Kent T. Healy was born in Chicago on February 2, 1902. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1921, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1923. Healey was an assistant professor of transportation at Yale from 1928-1937, an assistant professor of political economy from 1937-1938, an assistant professor of economics from 1938-1940, an associate professor from 1940-1945, and the Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Transportation from 1945-1970.

Preliminary Guide to the Kent Tenney Healy Papers
Under Revision
compiled by John Espy
June 1980
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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