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Loomis Havemeyer papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 632
Scope and Contents
The papers of Loomis Havemeyer document his personal life and, to a lesser extent, his professional career at Yale University. His autobiographical writings and diaries provide the most comprehensive sources regarding Havemeyer's personal life. Information relating to his writings on Yale history and traditions is mostly found in his autobiographical writing, "The Years Since My Retirement, 1954-?." Correspondence between Albert Galloway Keller and Havemeyer documents some of Keller's ideas regarding curriculum within the anthropology department and gives insight into the manner in which Keller interacted with students and colleagues. Both Loomis Havemeyer's and Julia Loomis Havemeyer's [sister] travel diaries provide descriptions of countries, people, and customs encountered during their summer travels to Eastern and Western Europe, the Orient, the Middle East, North Africa, the Northern United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, in the years of 1901-1914 and 1936. Julia Loomis Havemeyer's diaries, in particular, furnish detailed descriptions and views of other cultures through the perspective of an educated New England woman traveling during the early 20th century. Official records created during Havemeyer's administrative career at Yale have been transferred to the Yale University Archives.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.
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 Loomis Havemeyer and his estate, 1966-1972; and George Vaill, 1972; and transfer from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1998.
Arrangement
Arranged in four series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings and Speeches. III. Personal Papers and Photographs. IV. Julia Loomis Havemeyer.
Dates
1899-1971
Extent
8.5 Linear Feet
Related Names
Havemeyer, Loomis, 1886-1971
Language of Materials
English