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Dudley Landon Vaill papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1579

Scope and Contents

The Dudley Vaill Papers consist primarily of correspondence received by Vaill from Clarence Day, former roommate and fellow graduate of the Yale Class of 1896. Day, author of the hit Broadway play, "Life with Father," was a prolific correspondent who enlived his letters with ink sketches. Day's correspondence with Vaill, class secretary from 1916 to 1967, dealt with personal matters as well as the alumni activities of former classmates. Memorabilia and photographs of Vaill's college days complete the collection.

Dates

  • 1897-1959

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

Transferred from the Secretary's Office, Yale University, 1989.

Extent

0.75 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.1579

Overview

The papers consist primarily of correspondence received by Dudley Vaill from Clarence Day, former roommate and fellow graduate of the Yale Class of 1896. Day, author of the hit Broadway play, "Life with Father," was a prolific correspondent who enlivened his letters with ink sketches. The correspondence deals with personal matters as well as alumni activities. Memorabilia and photographs of Vaill's college days complete the collection.

Biographical / Historical

Dudley Landon Vaill was born on August 30, 1873, in Winsted, Connecticut. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, in 1892 and from Yale in 1896. Vaill served as class secretary from 1916 until his death. Upon graduation Vaill joined the firm of George Dudley and Son, a leather manufacturer in Winsted, and became treasurer of the company in 1898. He was president of the Winsted Savings Bank from 1914 to 1953. Vaill died on October 8, 1967.
Title
Guide to the Dudley Landon Vaill Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King and Nancy Lyon
Date
October 1994
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
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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