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HIST S431 Yale Summer History Lab: Collection Materials Used in July 25th Class

The following entries highlight the archival collection materials used in the class session held in the Gates classroom (room 150B, Sterling Memorial Library) on Monday, July 25th, 2022.

  • The entries provide links to the finding aids (archival collection guides) or Orbis (library catalog) records for each item.
  • The bolded links at the box/folder level below are to digitized copies of the contents your group explored on July 22nd.

Important Note: The PDF files of digitized collection materials are stored on Google Drive. Some of these PDF files are large enough that Google Drive may not be able to open them and will give you the option of downloading the PDF so you can open it on your local computer.

18th & 19th Century Materials

Thomas Clap. "Annals of Yale College," 1747.

Thomas Clap. "An Account of the Charges for Building of the New College [Connecticut Hall on Old Campus]," 1748-1752.

Minutes of two meetings of the President and Fellows of Yale College in New-Haven, 1761: July 21st meeting and September 16th meeting.

  • From Yale University Corporation and Prudential Committee Minutes (RU 307), Series I, Box 5, Folder 1 and Folder 2.

The Laws of Yale-College, in New-Haven, in Connecticut, Enacted by the President and Fellows (New-Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, 1774).

Letters from Jedediah Morse (Class of 1783) to his Yale College classmate John Cotton Smith (Class of 1783), 1784.

John Cotton Smith (Class of 1783). "Washington in 1800 with a brief notice of the first session of Congress in that city," circa 1800.

Joseph Dresser Wickham (Class of 1813). "Disputation on Slavery," written while a Yale College student, 1813.

"The Talebearer," Records of the Hexahedron Society, 1819.

[This item is in the Hanke Gallery exhibit and was not displayed in class session on July 25th] Diary kept by Albert Dodd (Class of 1838) while a student at Yale College describing his intimate relations with men and women, 1836-1837.

Baldwin family correspondence and legal documents, many involving Roger Sherman Baldwin (Class of 1811) and his legal defense of the African captives from the ship La Amistad, March 1841.

James Beebee Brinsmade (Class of 1845). Diary kept while a student at Yale College, volume 1, 1843-1844.

20th Century Materials

Diary kept by Harold T. F. Husted (Class of 1908) during his senior year at Yale, 1907-1908.

The Yale Graphic: An Illustrated Fortnightly, Volume 1, 1919.

  • Local call number: Yg15 +G767. NOTE: This is a large, 260 MB, file, so you may need to download it to open it.

Correspondence and notes from Nina D. Gage, Dean of the Hunan-Yale School of Nursing, Changsha, China, 1925.

Uther Capet [Arthur Head]. The New Yale Guide, satirical verse on a variety of Yale topics serialized in 20 parts and printed at the Profile Press, New Haven, 1930-1931.

Correspondence regarding the "Eugenics Catechism," 1935.

Photographs from the Yale Glee Club's European tour, 1949.

Look magazine offprint, "Yale: Mother of Colleges," April 25, 1962.

Yale Break: A Newspaper By and For Women, Volume 1, Numbers 2-4, and Volume 2, Number 1, 1970-1971.

Jimmy Carter presidential campaign, foreign policy issues and positions, 1976.