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Yale miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1258

Scope and Contents

The Yale Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains material which pertains primarily to Yale and its graduates. It includes such items as correspondence, diaries, writings, and memorabilia. The collection spans the entire history of Yale; a significant portion of the holdings dates from the eighteenth century.

The collection consists of two series. Series I is arranged alphabetically by author. Series II is arranged numerically in order of acquisition.

Dates

  • 1701-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1701 - 1987

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Yale Miscellaneous Manuscript No. 77, Warner Thornton McGuinn scrapbook relating to politics and civil rights in Baltimore, Maryland, 1901-1918 is available on microfilm (157 frames on 1 reel, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM198.

Nathaniel W. Taylor's journal of a voyage to Hurd's Island, 1857-1859, in Series I, is available on microfilm (66 frames on 1 reel, 35 mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM268.

Conditions Governing Use

Robert U. Redpath III and his son, Ian D. W. Redpath, retain to themselves during their lifetimes all copyright and other property rights that they may have in the papers and other materials donated to the Yale University Library until their deaths or April 9, 2058, whichever occurs first, after which these rights will become the property of Yale University Library. (Series II. Numerical. box 73, item no. 292).

Randall Alfred transferred to Yale University any copyright and other property rights he may have for any unpublished materials he may have authored or otherwise produced. (Series II. Numerical. box 73, item no. 299).

Jean R. Becton and William M. Redpath transferred to Yale University any copyright and other property rights they have in the unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Robert U. Redpath. (Series II. Numerical. box 74, item no. 301).

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: I. Alphabetical (by author). II. Numerical (by order of acquisition).

Extent

44.77 Linear Feet (83 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.1258

Overview

An artificial collection of correspondence, writings, diaries, and memorabilia relating to Yale University, its officials and employees, faculty, students, and related topics.
Title
Guide to the Yale Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
July 1981
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2016: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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