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Bhatt family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1705

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence and other materials, primarily written by Nanabhai K. Bhatt to his son Pravin N. Bhatt. The materials document the political and social climate in India from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. In addition, collection materials provide background information on Pravin Bhatt's career as a scientist at Yale University and internationally.

Dates

  • 1941-1988

Language of Materials

The materials are in Gujarati and English.

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 is retained by Pravin N. Bhatt during his lifetime for materials in the collection in which he has copyright interests, after which copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other 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 Pravin N. Bhatt, 1999.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.

Associated Materials

Pancholi Collection of Gandhi Letters (MS 1483). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

0.79 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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.1705

Overview

The collection includes correspondence and other materials, primarily written by Nanabhai K. Bhatt to his son Pravin N. Bhatt. The materials document the political and social climate in India from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. In addition, collection materials provide background information on Pravin Bhatt's career as a scientist at Yale University and internationally.

Biographical / Historical

Nanabhai K. Bhatt was an Indian educator and colleague of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Pravin Bhatt, his son, is a researcher at the Yale School of Medicine.

Separated Materials

Approximately 34 publications (books, pamphlets, and magazines) were removed from the Bhatt Family Papers and given to the Southeast Asia Collection curator in the Yale University Library.

Processing Information

Identification of materials in this collection for the purposes of this description was made by Pravin N. Bhatt in discussions with Richard Richie and William Landis over the course of several months in 2008-2009.
Title
Guide to the Bhatt Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Pravin Bhatt, Richard Richie, and William Landis
Date
October 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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New Haven, CT 06511

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