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Secretary's office, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 52

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, degree records, reports, logs, and minutes documenting lectures; the Yale Corporation; honors, awards and prizes; the University Council; events and commemorations; commencement; community relations; and other matters handled by the secretary's office, primarily during and after the tenure of Henry Chauncey, Jr. Also included are minutes of the Council of Masters, Corporation index records, photographs of Yale regalia, and a DVD video montage celebrating Richard C. Levin's first ten years as president of Yale and records from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), reports on sweatshops, licensing deposits and royalty reports.

Dates

  • 1838-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.

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 Secretary, 1966-2012.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Related Materials

Records of the secretary's office, Yale University (RU 49), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

Extent

283.42 Linear Feet (389 boxes, 2 folios )

660.83 Megabytes

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0052

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, degree records, reports, logs, and minutes documenting lectures; the Yale Corporation; honors, awards and prizes; the University Council; events and commemorations; commencement; community relations; and other matters handled by the secretary's office, primarily during and after the tenure of Henry Chauncey, Jr. Also included are minutes of the Council of Masters, Corporation index records, photographs of Yale regalia, and a DVD video montage celebrating Richard C. Levin's first ten years as president of Yale and records from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), reports on sweatshops, licensing deposits and royalty reports.

Biographical / Historical

The secretary is an administrative officer elected by the Yale Corporation on nomination of the president. The secretary prepares and keeps the records of the Corporation and in addition to being responsible for the safekeeping of the seal and other official University insignia, also supervises the election of alumni fellows to the Corporation, helps the president prepare all diplomas and certificates of award, and is responsible for the management of all official University functions and publications. The secretary works with a staff of associates which oversees such non-academic areas as the University Archives, the University Council, public information, university security, and community relations.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 4-A (YRG 4-A), Records of the Yale secretary's office.
Title
Guide to the Secretary's Office, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 2008
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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