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Andrew Watt Warden papers

Call Number: MS 1224

Scope and Contents

Andrew Watt Warden's papers date for the most part from the later part of his life. His correspondence consists largely of letters exchanged with family and friends, although there is also some business and general correspondence as well. A large proportion of the letters deal with Warden's interest in social issues and his attitudes and those of his correspondents to the two world wars, in particular World War II. Warden had relatives in Scotland, England, France, Argentina, Canada, and the United States, and a variety of viewpoints is expressed.

In addition to correspondence, there are three datebooks for 1939-1940 containing notes on Warden's reading, social activities, and addresses. A few poems, humorous essays and short plays, and essays on political and social issues are also preserved. The remaining papers consist of printed matter such as pamphlets and brochures on political and religious matters; memorabilia including Warden's birth certificate and passport; and over fifty photographs of family and friends, for the most part unidentified and undated, although some date from the 1800s. There are also several negatives, one of which is glass.

These papers were donated to Yale University in 1949 by Andrew W. Warden's niece, Mrs. Jack R. Crawford.


  • 1886-1943


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. Jack R. Crawford, 1949.


0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Diaries, correspondence, writings, clippings and approximately fifty photographs of family and friends of Andrew Watt Warden. Warden's correspondence with family and friends centers on his interest in social issues and on their responses to both world wars, particularly World War II.

Biographical / Historical


Born on November 21, 1866, in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was the son of William Warden, a merchant, and Elizabeth (Watt) Warden. He moved to the United States and became active in social work, working for many years at the Union Settlement in New York City and later at a school for problem children, Children's Village, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, before retiring in 1936. He died in 1947.

Guide to the Andrew Watt Warden Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
March 1983
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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