Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive).


Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive).

The collection consists of printed matter, reports, correspondence, memoranda, radio scripts, memorabilia, scrapbooks and clippings documenting some of the activities at Yale University and of the individual colleges during World War II. Letters from Yale men in the services, both in the United States and abroad, to officials of the university make up a substantial part of the collection. Also included are correspondence and financial documents of the "Yale Library Project," a military intelligence operation secretly funded by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services which used Joseph T. Curtiss, a professor of English at Yale, as its agent.

6.25 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8027409

Yale University Library

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