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Yale University Library name/title card catalog

Call Number: RU 1120

Scope and Contents

The materials consist of the Yale University Library name/title catalog cards, which were retrospectively converted to electronic format.


  • Circa 1860-1979


Language of Materials

The materials are primarily in English, however many other languages are also represented.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

The entire name/title catalog is available via ORBIS, the Yale University Library online public access catalog (OPAC).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Yale University is retained by Yale University. 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

Transferred from the Yale University Library, 2012.


The materials are arranged alphabetically by name and title.

Related Materials

Related materials: Yale University Library Subject Card Catalog (RU 982).


4453.5 Linear Feet (8907 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Forms part of Yale Record Group 32-C (YRG 32-C), Records of Yale University Library departments and offices.

Processing Information

Cards were previously housed in the nave of the Sterling Memorial Library and rehoused from the card catalog cabinets to card file boxes. The first card in each box is listed. Filing errors from the original sequence were not corrected. Minor, non-critical inconsistencies may exist in the particular manner in which cards are described.

Guide to the Yale University Library Name/Title Card Catalog
Under Revision
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
September 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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