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HIST 426J/GLBL 398: Yale and the World: Global Power, Local History: Archives Session 4: April 16th

The following entries are for the archival collections used in the class session held in the International Room (SML 177) on April 16th, 2024. 

South African Apartheid Collection (MS 1500)

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Overview: The collection documents the apartheid system in South Africa and the different stages of the liberation struggle which was instrumental in bringing about the decline of the system. The collection consists of printed materials such as newsclippings, publications, reports, press releases, newsletters, pamphlets and newspapers of the South African government, parliamentary parties, non-parliamentary groups such as the African National Congress, and American and other foreign groups. Also included in the collection are posters which illustrate the inequities perpetrated by the South African government and the resulting resistance.

Series VI: Disinvestment/Divestment, 1978-1987

 

Washington Office on Africa Records (RG 105) (Divinity Library)

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Overview: Publications, correspondence, reports, statements, and collected material document the work of the Washington Office on Africa and the issues addressed by its work. The Washington Office on Africa was founded in 1972 to support the movement for freedom from white-minority rule in southern Africa. Its activities have included the monitoring of Congressional legislation and executive policies and actions, as well as the publication of action alerts and other documentation designed to advance progressive legislation and policy on southern Africa. Supported by church bodies and unions, the WOA has worked in partnership with colleagues in Africa, the Africa advocacy community in the United States, and grassroots organizations concerned with various aspects of African affairs.

Series I: Organization and Policy Records

Series II: Correspondence and Staff Records

Series IV: WOA Programs

Series VIII: Resource File - By Topic

Yale Daily News Historical Archive

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Overview: The Yale Daily News, founded on January 28, 1878, is the oldest college daily newspaper published in the United States. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News. The full text of these issues is indexed and searchable through the web interface. The historical archive is open to the world and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting. Issues were scanned from print volumes held by the Yale Library and, for more recent issues, collected in PDF format from the Yale Daily News. In some cases, issues were missing from Yale’s collection. We were able to fill in some but not all missing issues through the cooperation of the Yale Club of New York City.

Coverage of Anti-Apartheid Protests at Yale, 1985-1986

Samuel Slie Papers (RG 111) (Divinity Library)

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Overview: This collection documents Samuel Slie's work with numerous organizations involved in student Christian work, ecumenical issues, and social justice, particularly in New Haven and New England. The papers complement organizational archives held at the Yale Divinity School Library, including the archives of the Student Christian Movement in New England, University Christian Movement, United Ministries in Higher Education, and National Campus Ministry Association. Samuel Slie, a Yale Divinity School graduate, was involved in religious work with college and university students in New England and served as Associate University Pastor at Yale.

Series Accession 1994-A-089: Materials documenting student activism at Yale maintained by Christopher Lowe, circa 1984-1991

Yale events and activities photographs (RU 690)

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Overview: The materials consist of press photos taken by the Office of Public Affairs, formerly known as the News Bureau and the Office of Public Information to document events and activities at Yale.

Series Accession 2009-A-070: Photographs of Mike Marsland, university photographer, documenting Yale University, 1977-2003

Speeches and articles by and about presidents of Yale University (RU 65)

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Overview: The records consist of biographical material, speeches, interviews, and television transcripts by or about Kingman Brewster, Jr., A. Bartlett Giamatti, Benno C. Schmidt and Howard Lamar as presidents of Yale University.

Series Accession 1988-A-054: Speeches and articles concerning A. Bartlett Giamatti, 1960-1987

 

Jon P. Gunnemann files on ethical investments at Yale (RU 1099)

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Overview: The files of ethicist Jon P. Gunnemann document a variety of activities on the topic of ethical investing in which he was involved while a graduate student at Yale University. The materials include correspondence, notes, background research files, and reports relating to the work of the Yale Student-Faculty Committee on Responsible Institutional Investment and the seminar on Yale's investments that grew out of the committee's work. The remainder of the collection consists of drafts and notes relating to the book The Ethical Investor: Universities and Corporate Responsibility, written by John G. Simon, Charles W. Powers, and Jon P. Gunnemann as a result of their work in the seminar.

Series Accession 2009-A-177: Jon P. Gunnemann Files on Ethical Investments at Yale, 1952-1974

Student activism at Yale University collection (RU 351)

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Overview: The records consist of correspondence, notes, memoranda, newsclippings, and flyers, maintained by Christopher Lowe and Ann Braude documenting student activism, sexual harassment, affirmative action, and women's groups at Yale. Records concerning the following groups and events are included: the Yale Student Labor Support Group; the Coalition Against Apartheid; T. A. Solidarity (TAS) and the Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO); the 1984 and 1988 labor strikes at Yale; and the student anti-war movement against the Gulf War

Series Accession 1994-A-089: Materials documenting student activism at Yale maintained by Christopher Lowe, circa 1984-1991