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George Wilson Pierson papers

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.

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 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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by George Wilson Pierson has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

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).

174.42 Linear Feet (185 containers)
Related Names
Pierson, George Wilson, 1904-1993
Language of Materials