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Alfred Whitney Griswold personal papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 255

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of student material from Hotchkiss and Yale College, including clippings of Griswold's column in the Yale Daily News and other publications; copies of articles and books; notes from courses at Yale Graduate School; lecture notes on political science and history; and student papers. Also included is correspondence of Alfred Whitney Griswold with family and friends, letters of congratulation on being elected president of Yale, and letters of condolences to Mrs. Griswold. Honorary degree hoods, memorabilia, calendars and date books, clippings and editorials upon his death, and a catalogue of the books in his library are also among the papers.

Dates

  • 1914-1990

Creator

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 Mrs. A. Whitney Griswold, 1964, 1991, and 1996.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series and three additions: I. Correspondence. II. Writings and other papers.

Extent

28.5 Linear Feet

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.ms.0255

Overview

The papers consist of student material from Hotchkiss and Yale College, including clippings of Griswold's column in the Yale Daily News and other publications; copies of articles and books; notes from courses at Yale Graduate School; lecture notes on political science and history; and student papers. Also included is correspondence of Alfred Whitney Griswold with family and friends, letters of congratulation on being elected president of Yale, and letters of condolences to Mrs. Griswold. Honorary degree hoods, memorabilia, calendars and date books, clippings and editorials upon his death, and a catalogue of the books in his library are also among the papers.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Whitney Griswold was born in Morristown, New Jersey on October 27, 1906. He received a B.A. degree from Yale in 1929 and a Ph.D. in 1933. Griswold held various academic positions in history and government and international relations at Yale from 1933-1950. In 1950 he became president of Yale, an office he held until his death on April 19, 1963.
Title
Guide to the Alfred Whitney Griswold Personal Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by William E. Brown, Jr.
Date
October 1986
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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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