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The following are a few resources on the web that will be of use in researching Yale's history. Many of these resources are digitized versions of the reference materials most commonly used by the staff of Manuscripts and Archives in answering patron questions about the history of Yale University.
Many volumes of Class Books for Yale College and the Sheffield Scientific School are in the public domain and are available online. The link above takes you to a search for "Yale Class Books" on the Google Books website. More class books may be available at the Internet Archive or the HathiTrust Digital Library.
The exact titles of Yale Class Books have changed over the years, making it difficult to find them with only one set of search terms. Many titles use phrases such as "Record of the Class of" or "History of the Class of" followed by the graduation year. For an example of an additional search in Google Books that finds many more Class Books, see here.
A sharp-witted “humor” journal, the first of its kind published ostensibly by “three brothers,” or anonymous Yale College undergraduates. A gallinipper is a female mosquito, the one that delivers a sting, and after many decades it was revealed that The Yale Gallinipper was produced at its outset by three bright, well-connected, young, New Haven women with family associations to Yale: Louisa Torrey (future mother of William Howard Taft), Henrietta Blake (great-niece of Eli Whitney), and Olivia Day (daughter of Yale’s president Jeremiah Day).