A Brief History of Bladderball [research materials and essay] by Sarah Hammond
Scope and Contents
The materials consist of research notes, copies of articles, correspondence, outlines, drafts, and other materials compiled by Sarah Hammond (Yale, 1999) for her senior essay titled, "A Brief History of Bladderball."
- 1879 - 2009
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Sarah Hammond has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mary and Steve Hammond, 2012.
Materials arranged as received.
2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
The materials consist of research notes, copies of articles, correspondence, outlines, drafts, and other materials compiled by Sarah Hammond (Yale College, 1999) for her senior essay titled, "A Brief History of Bladderball."
Biographical / Historical
Sarah Ruth Hammond (1977-2011) was born and raised in Oberlin, Ohio. She received her BA degree in 1999, and her PhD in History of American Religion in 2010, both from Yale University. As a Yale undergraduate, Hammond wrote her senior essay on the history of Bladderball, a game traditionally played by Yale students between 1954 and 1982, after which it was banned by the university's administration due to the raucous and sometimes disruptive nature of the game. Hammond received numerous awards as both an undergraduate and graduate student, including the Andrew F. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies; the Richard J. Franke Interdisciplinary Fellowship; and a Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She also worked for several years at the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. At the time of her death, Sarah Hammond was a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary.
Forms part of Yale Record Group 49 (YRG 49), Papers and projects on Yale.
- Guide to A Brief History of Bladderball [Research Materials and Essay] by Sarah Hammond
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- compiled by Matthew Gorham and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
- November 2012
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- Finding aid written in English.
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