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George Wilson Pierson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 401

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of office files which contain notes on courses taken at Yale, teaching and faculty materials, manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, subject and research files, and professional organizations materials. The bulk of the material relates to his work on the history of Yale and the National Endowment for the Humanities project.

Dates

  • 1820-1991

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

Accession 1994-M-012 is unprocessed and may contain sensitive information or be in a physical state that would prohibit use. Researchers wishing to request access should email mssa.assist@yale.edu requesting specific box numbers in order to initiate the review process, which may take several weeks.

All other material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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 George W. Pierson, 1973, 1988, 1989, 1991, and 1993. Gift of the Estate of George W. Pierson, 1995. Gift of Radley H. Daly, 1990. Transferred from the Bibliography Department, 1988. Transferred from the John Farquhar Fulton Papers, 1996. Transferred from YRG 2-A-17, 1999.

Related Materials

Related material: Eliza D. Pierson Papers (MS 1428).

Extent

175.5 Linear Feet

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.0401

Overview

The papers consist of office files which contain notes on courses taken at Yale, teaching and faculty materials, manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, subject and research files, and professional organizations materials. The bulk of the material relates to his work on the history of Yale and the National Endowment for the Humanities project.

Biographical / Historical

George Wilson Pierson (1904-1993) received his B.A. from Yale in 1926 and his Ph.D. in 1933. He became a member of the faculty of Yale University in 1926, holding the positions of professor of history, 1944-1946; Larned professor of history, 1946-1973; and emeritus since 1973. Pierson was also historian of Yale University and the author of many books. He married Mary Laetitia Pierson (1915-1982). He died on October 12, 1993.
Title
Guide to the George Wilson Pierson Papers
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
June 1997
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • May 2003: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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