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Kingman Brewster, Jr., president of Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 11
Scope and Contents
These administrative records are broken down into the following chronological sets: Series I, 1941-1977 (bulk 1962-1970), Series II, 1962-1977 (bulk 1969-1975), and Series III, 1958-1977 (bulk 1970-1977). Since they were maintained in various separate file groupings by a number of presidential staff members and merged into three series after the fact, there is unavoidable overlap. The arrangement of series I and II combine subject and correspondence files within one alphabetical run for each series; the files in series III are arranged according to a classification system either alphabetically or chronologically listed thereunder. Because of overlap, the researcher should consult each series for all documentation on a particular subject. Annual President's Report drafts and proofs, requests, comments, and final type-set and published versions comprise Series V: Presidential Reports.

Presidential materials which address certain topics more specifically may be found in the following Manuscripts and Archives collections:

Record Unit 12: Annual and Special Reports Record Unit 13: Inauguration of Kingman Brewster, Jr., Record Record Unit 14: Resignation of Kingman Brewster, Jr., Records Record Unit 15: Yale University 275th Anniversary Commemoration Records Record Unit 16: May Day Records Record Unit 17: Ivy Group Presidents Records, 1954 Record Unit 1102: Yale University Police Department Records
Conditions Governing Access
Series VIII: Academic Department Files and Series IX: Gifts and Grants Records are closed for research until July 1, 2052. Series VII is closed for research until July 1, 2027. Accessions 19ND-A-419 and 19ND-A-424 are 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.

Additional portions of the collection are also restricted by Yale University policy. Details available at the folder level.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were transferred from the Office of the President.
The records are arranged in ten series: I. Administrative Records, 1941-1977 (inclusive), 1962-1970 (bulk) . II. Administrative Records, 1962-1977 (inclusive), 1969-1975 (bulk). III. Administrative Records, 1958-1977 (inclusive), 1970-1977 (bulk). [IV, unassigned.] V. Reports of the President, 1963-1977.[VI, unassigned.] VII. Yale Corporation Files, 1953-1954, 1963-1977. VIII. Academic Department Files, 1950-1968. IX. Gifts and Grants Files, 1963-1968. X. Appointment Books, 1963-1977, and subsequent accessions.
Majority of material found within 1961 - 1977
340.25 Linear Feet (814 boxes)
Related Names
Yale University. President's Office
Brewster, Kingman, Jr., 1919-1988
Language of Materials