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Japan International Christian University Foundation, Inc. Records

 Collection
Call Number: RG 89
Abstract: The records primarily document the operations and policies of the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF) and also include documents generated by or descriptive of the International Christian University (ICU) itself. The collection provides valuable evidence about the university as well as the cooperation between Japanese and American Christians that led to its creation and success. Of interest is documentation of JICUF as a church-related non-profit support agency,...
Dates: 1911–2011

Alvin Saunders Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 615
Abstract:

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes, clippings and photographs of Alvin Saunders Johnson. Although records relating to his career are relatively scanty, two manuscript drafts of his autobiography, Pioneer Progress, are among the writings. The correspondence of some 1,700 letters includes: Max Ascoli, Jacob Billikopf, Gerhard Colm, Agnes DeLima, Thomas E. Dewey, Eduard Heinmann, Edith Johnson, Corliss Lamont, Adolphe Lowe, Thomas Mann, Harry Scherman.

Dates: 1902-1969

Ebenezer Alfred Johnson family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1246
Abstract: Papers of three related families: the Johnson and Gibbs families of New Haven, Connecticut, and the Van Cleve family of New Jersey. The principal figure is Ebenezer Alfred Johnson, professor of Greek and Latin Literature at the University of the City of New York (1839-1891). His papers consist of personal and professional correspondence and a small amount of printed matter and records relating to the University of the City of New York. Included in his personal correspondence are letters from...
Dates: 1760-1969

William Richard Johnson Papers

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Call Number: RG 6
Abstract: The papers detail the life and work of William Richard Johnson, most significantly documenting the years he spent in China, 1906-1942. William Richard Johnson was born in 1878 in Cornell, Illinois. He received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1905 and an M.A. degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1937. In 1906, Johnson sailed for China to serve as a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church. In China, he served as a pastor, educator and school administrator. He...
Dates: 1836-1966

William Woolsey Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 954
Abstract:

The papers consist almost entirely of family correspondence among Johnson, his wife, children, and parents, including letters from Johnson as a student at Yale University. Among the family correspondents is Theodore Dwight Woolsey, an uncle of Johnson's. Also in the papers are account books (1877-1894) and a small amount of correspondence with friends and professional associates.

Dates: 1783-1903

Johnstone-Walker family papers

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Call Number: MS 949
Abstract: Chiefly diaries and correspondence by the wife and daughters of Thomas Pinckney Johnstone, a missionary to Turkey from 1833 to 1853. The diaries record their attempts to convert Turkish, Greek, and Armenian neighbors, the persecutions suffered by the converts, and the life of the missionary family. Diaries and letters written on their return to the United States describe their life in Granville, Ohio where they met anti-slavery activists; in Salem, Massachusetts; and in New Haven,...
Dates: 1833-1951, bulk 1833-1901

Robert Porter Keep Papers

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Call Number: MS 1316
Abstract: Correspondence and memorabilia documenting the personal and professional life of Robert Porter Keep, a teacher of Greek and a school administrator. The papers also document the life and work of other members of the Keep, Porter, and Haines families including: Samuel Porter, Sarah Porter, and Margaret Haines Keep. The papers document, especially through correspondence with his parents, Keep’s student days at Yale College, his religious training, his early teaching duties, his travels and...
Dates: 1849-1902

Albert Galloway Keller papers

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Call Number: MS 768
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, student and teaching files, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Albert G. Keller, a sociologist, author, and student and colleague of William Graham Sumner. Keller frequently corresponded with individuals on the subject of Sumner, and Yale University figures such as Arthur T. Hadley, James Rowland Angell, and Charles Seymour often felt Keller's displeasure over the University's treatment of the Sumner...
Dates: 1888-1956

George Alexander Kennedy papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 308
Abstract:

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts of articles, bibliographies, clippings and printed articles and reviews by others. The material all relates to Chinese literature. Principal correspondents include John DeFrancis, Robert B. Hall, James R. Ware, Pearl S. Buck, John Hersey and Norman Cousins.

Dates: 1931-1957

Sherman Kent papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 854
Abstract:

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, research notes, teaching materials, clippings and other printed material, photographs, and memorabilia which document the personal life and professional career of Sherman Kent. The papers highlight Kent's student years and teaching career at Yale and his lifelong research in French history. Kent's career in intelligence is also represented in these papers, though they contain no official records from the O.S.S. or the C.I.A..

Dates: 1763-1991, bulk 1918-1986

Andrew Keogh papers

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Call Number: MS 940
Abstract:

Chiefly memoranda, outlines, notes, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the courses in bibliography that Keogh taught at Yale University from 1924 to 1938. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence, 1898-1916.

Dates: 1898-1938

John Edwin Kimball papers

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Call Number: MS 1008
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes of meetings, essays, and printed matter chiefly related to Kimball's experiences as a member of the Yale College Class of 1858. Among the groups with which Kimball was associated are the Linonian Society, as its president, the Society of Inquiry, the Wooden Spoon, and the DeForest Prize Orations. Letters to his family after his graduation describe his experiences as a teacher in Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Chicago, Illinois. Letters from Kentucky in 1860 describe the...
Dates: 1850-1878

Kingsley memorial collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 604
Abstract: The collection is composed of family correspondence, diaries, and legal, financial, and professional papers which document the lives of several members of the Kingsley family or of the related Coit, Gilman, Upham, and Farnam families. One third of the collection concerns James Luce Kingsley, his tenure on the Yale faculty, and his classical and historical scholarship. Another third of the collection relates to the life and work of William Lathrop Kingsley, especially his editorship of the...
Dates: 1696-1934

John Gamble Kirkwood papers

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Call Number: MS 642
Abstract:

Correspondence, lectures, and printed material compiled by John Gamble Kirkwood during his tenure at Yale University. The lectures are on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Half of the papers are made up of offprints of articles in chemistry by others.

Dates: 1947-1961

Adolph Knopf papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1253
Abstract:

The major part of the papers consists of reports and maps on the holdings of the Rochester Mines Company in Humboldt County, Nevada (1916-1917). During this period Knopf was on the staff of the U.S. Geological Survey. Also a small amount of professional correspondence and lecture notes, chiefly relating to his career as a professor of geology at Yale University. Eleven of the letters are from Charles Schuchert, a colleague in the department.

Dates: 1916-1942, bulk 1916-1919

Labaree family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 596
Abstract:

The principal figures in these papers are Benjamin Labaree and his wife, Eliza Paul Capen Labaree. Their papers consist of courtship letters and other correspondence (1831-1835), his autobiography written in 1879 and five of her school notebooks compiled while she was at the Ipswich Academy (ca. 1829-1830). Also in the papers is a sketchbook by James McIntosh, and a collection of family letters (1917-1919) edited by Leonard Woods Labaree and abridged by Rachel Capen Schauffler.

Dates: 1801-1954

Philip C. Landers Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 191
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, collected materials, and biographical material document the life and work of Philip C. Landers. Landers and his wife, Ethna, both pursued careers in Christian education. Landers was a founder of the "University of Life" movement in Minnesota. He later worked for the International Council of Religious Education in Chicago, which merged into the National Council of Churches, based in New York. He coordinated the nationwide introduction and interpretation of the new...
Dates: 1913-1972

Adella Fowler Larkin correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 921
Abstract: The collection consists of letters sent to New England resident Adella Fowler Larkin by her family and friends during the second half of the nineteenth century. The letters are personal in nature and discuss people, fashion, news, events, health, and activities of the correspondents. Prominent in the collection are letters from her sister Myra Fowler McFarland, a teacher with the American Missionary Association working in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia before, during, and immediately...
Dates: 1859-1895

William Augustus Larned papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 948
Abstract: The papers largely reflect William A. Larned's post as Professor of Rhetoric and English literature (1839-1862) at Yale College. Included are lecture notes, notebooks with freshman prize compositions, grade books, and a student resolution requesting that his portrait be painted (1847). In the small amount of correspondence are five letters from Larned to his aunt, Mrs. John Mason. One is from Salisbury, North Carolina where he taught, and the remainder are from Yale College on his teaching...
Dates: 1827-1861

Dickson H. and Marjorie B. Leavens papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 715
Abstract: The major portion of the papers of Dickson H. Leavens, economist and faculty member of the Yale Mission College in China, is made up of family and business correspondence. In the family correspondence, conducted regularly over nearly two decades (1909-1922), Leavens reports on the activities of the College and on political events in China, particularly in Changsha and Hunan. With his business correspondents, who were largely members of the Yale-in-China staff, the main subject is mission...
Dates: 1904-1972