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Noah Porter papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1131
Scope and Contents
The Noah Porter Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous papers brought together in 1980 from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Treasurer's Records, and the autograph collections and miscellaneous collections in this department. There is much Porter material remaining in other collections, especially the Woolsey Family Papers.

Series I, CORRESPONDENCE, consists mainly of letters to and from Noah Porter, professor of moral philosophy and metaphysics and president of Yale College. About three-fourths were written while he was serving as president, and the rest were written earlier. There is hardly any continuity in this correspondence, but most letters deal with Porter's responsibilities as professor and president. Besides his correspondence, there are five letters by his father, the Rev. Noah Porter of Farmington, and a few letters to his father and his wife.

Series II, WRITINGS, consists of sermons, lectures, and notes of President Noah Porter, mainly originating during his presidency but including a few items from his student days at Yale. These are mainly manuscripts of published and unpublished works.

Series III, OTHER PAPERS, is a miscellaneous gathering of personal, professional, and presidential papers by Noah Porter and others.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. 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
The Noah Porter Papers were brought together in 1980 from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the Yale Treasurer's Records, and the autograph collections and miscellaneous collections in Manuscripts and Archives.
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings. III. Other Papers.
Dates
1781-1889
Extent
1.25 Linear Feet
Related Names
Porter, Noah, 1811-1892
Language of Materials
English