Subject Guides for Manuscripts and Archives Materials

Subject guides on our collections developed and maintained by Manuscripts and Archives staff 

Primary Resource Materials Relating to China, 1705-1726 and 1831-2003 in Manuscripts and Archives

Major collections in Manuscripts and Archives that provide primary resource materials on the study of China.

Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection Subject Guide

The Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection Subject Guide is an annotated list of personal papers and organization records in Manuscripts and Archives which document the development, evolution, and politics of health care and health policy in the United States during the twentieth century.

Primary Sources for the Study of Art, Architecture, and Drama In Manuscripts and Archives

Documentation on art, architecture, and drama in Manuscripts and Archives includes sources related both to the teaching and practice of those fields at Yale and more general sources about their existence in the wider world.

The Edward M. House Papers and Associated Collections

The House Papers, augmented by those of his colleagues, constitute one of the major collections of archival resources on the Wilsonian era and the formation of the League of Nations. Collected by Yale history professor and president Charles Seymour from the 1920s through the 1960s, the most significant manuscript in this vast archive is the Diary of Colonel House. Widely regarded as the primary key to the knowledge and understanding of Woodrow Wilson and his time, the Diary (1912-26) with House's Reminiscences and Memories is now available in a microfilm publication of four reels, accompanied by a printed guide, 64p.

Manuscripts and Archives Legal Subject Guide

Provides a selected overview of law-related manuscripts collections held by Manuscripts and Archives. The guide is not comprehensive, but is a useful introduction to these collections. Tabs in the guide group the collections into the following categories: Judges, Lawyers, Politicians and Government Officials, Yale Faculty, Connecticut Political and Legal History, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, U.S. Foreign Relations and International Law, and Notable Cases.

Manuscripts and Archives Sexuality Subject Guide

An annotated list of personal papers and organization records in Manuscripts and Archives related to gender, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives and culture. The guide, though not comprehensive, lists the most substantive sources.

Resources on Yale History

A source for basic information, introducing the history and traditions of Yale and answering many of the most frequently asked questions about the university.

Yale University Swim Team Guide

This guide provides a brief historical background to the Yale Swim Team, and links to digitized materials from a variety of University Archives collections relating to swimming at Yale.

Subject guides that include our collections developed and maintained by other Yale librarians

African History Primary Source Guide

Includes collections from Manuscripts and Archives along with licensed databases and microforms also available in the Yale University Library.

Espionage and Intelligence in American History

This guide was created during Fall Term 2013 for the Yale course GLBL 392 / Intelligence, Espionage, and American Foreign Policy. It includes a tab of information on archival collections in both Manuscripts and Archives and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library relating to the topic of the course.

South Asia in Manuscripts and Archives

This guide is intended to give students and researchers a starting point for learning about collections in Manuscripts and Archives in Sterling Memorial Library that have South Asian content. Geographically South Asia incorporates the following: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Himalayan region, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The guide is maintained by the Librarian for South Asian Studies.