The following entries highlight the archival collection materials used in the archives workshop for this class held in the International Room, Sterling Memorial Library, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Additionally, the following online guides will assist you in using Yale's special collections and finding primary sources for your research project.
While you're exploring the collection box in front of you and preparing to tell your fellow students something about the materials it contains, it may be useful to consider some of the following questions:
William C. Bullitt Papers (MS 112): Correspondence, government documents, writings, speeches, photographs, research materials, printed matter, motion picture film, and other material which document William C. Bullitt's career as a diplomat and journalist and his personal and family life.
Richard C. Lee Papers (MS 318): Correspondence, memoranda, position papers, reports, speeches, appointment books, photographs, scrapbooks, and films documenting the career of Richard C. Lee, mayor of New Haven, 1954-1969. The Lee Papers document the professional and public life of Lee, not his personal life. The papers contain correspondence and other materials on the practice of urban politics, urban renewal, New Haven's efforts in the war on poverty, civil rights and race relations, town-gown relations, and his interaction with local and state Democratic Party leaders. The papers also include campaign files covering the period 1949-1968, appointment books, photographs documenting the course of redevelopment, a small amount of material on Lee's life after he left office, and political scrapbooks.
John V. Lindsay Papers (MS 592): The papers, the bulk of which are divided into two parts, document the life and political career of John V. Lindsay from his student days at Yale University through his two terms as mayor of New York City, 1965-1973.
Edward J. Logue Papers (MS 959): The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, designs, photographs, audiovisual materials, clippings, printed material, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Edward J. Logue, lawyer, politician, and urban planner and administrator. Urban planning materials detail his activity in New Haven, Boston, and New York state. Urban Development Corporation files provide similar documentation for Logue's work in New York state. Boston mayoral files and scrapbooks include additional documentation on Logue's political career, his redevelopment work, and the city of Boston.
Robert Moses Papers (MS 360): Mimeographed and printed matter, together with a few photocopies of letters, compiled by Robert Moses. These form a record of projects which he sponsored or was connected with, particularly the New York World's Fair (1964-1965), the Power Authority of the state of New York, various New York City urban redevelopment projects, and the Triborough Bridge Authority. Also clippings of newspaper and magazine articles by and about him, texts of speeches and reports by agencies of which he was a member.
May Day Rally and Yale Collection (RU 86): Correspondence, press releases, oral history transcripts, objects, and printed material documenting the 1970 May Day rally in New Haven, Connecticut, and the responses of Yale students, faculty, and administrators to the Black Panther trial in New Haven. Also include Black Panther Party publications.
New Haven Redevelopment Agency Records (MS 1814): Project files, minutes, correspondence, and property records, documenting the work of the New Haven Redevelopment Agency, primarily from the 1950s to the 1980s.