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|Call Number:||RU 23|
|Creator:||Yale University. President's Office.|
|Title:||Charles Seymour, president of Yale University, records|
|Physical Description:||85.25 linear feet (207 boxes)|
|Language(s):||The materials are in English.|
|Summary:||The records consist of correspondence, subject files, reports, memoranda, planning records, minutes of meetings, speeches, and biographical clippings documenting all aspects of Charles Seymour"s activities as president of Yale University.|
|Note:||Forms part of Yale Record Group 2-A (YRG 2-A), Records of the Yale president's office.|
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The records were transferred from the Office of the President, 1958.
Information about Access
The records are open for research.
Charles Seymour, President of Yale University, Records (RU 23). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Charles Seymour was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 1, 1885. He attended Cambridge (B.A. 1904, M.A. 1909), Yale (B.A. 1908, Ph.D. 1911) and the University of Paris. Seymour taught history at Yale from 1911-1937. In 1937 he became president of Yale, a position he held until 1950. Seymour inaugurated the Directed Studies Program for freshmen and sophomores, revived the Scholar of the House Program, and introduced such interdepartmental majors as Foreign Area and American Studies. In addition to his duties at Yale he served as chief of the Austro-Hungarian Division of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace; U.S. delegate on the Rumanian, Jugoslavian, and Czechoslovakian Territorial Commissions (1919); and curator of the Edward House Collection at Yale (1923-1963). Seymour died in Chatham, Massachusetts on August 11, 1963.
Description of the Papers
The records consist of correspondence, subject files, reports, memoranda, planning records, minutes of meetings, speeches, and biographical clippings documenting all aspects of Charles Seymour's activities as president of Yale University.
The records are arranged as follows: I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1917-1954. II. War Emergency Planning Records, 1938-1947. III. Post-war Planning Board Records, 1943-1945. IV. Council of Masters Minutes, 1937-1950. V. Addresses, Speeches, and Biographical Clippings.