Yale: A History

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Yale University Press, 1974 - Education - 588 pages

This lively history of Yale traces the development of the college from its founding in 1701 by a small group of Puritan clergymen intent on preserving the purity of the faith in Connecticut, to its survival in the eighteenth century as a center for intellectual life, to its expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a major international university.

"For tasting one of the well-springs of a peculiarly American version of higher learning, Yale: A History is clearly to be recommended to readers anywhere. It will be read with profit as well as enjoyment."--Times Higher Education Supplement

"Kelley sustains [his] theme well and reconstructs the institutional development of Yale with considerable skill and empathy. . . . A very informative book."--Journal of American History

"Useful both for those primarily interested in Yale as an institution and for students of the history of higher education generally."--The Historian

"A readable, accurate synthesis of Yale's internal history, fully comparable to the best single-volume treatments of other major universities."--Times Literary Supplement

 

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Covering Yale’s history from inception to Griswold’s 1963 death, Kelley seems to cover almost everything. However I found that things of personal interest such as the physical campus development ... Read full review

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User Review  - mjgrogan - LibraryThing

Covering Yale’s history from inception to Griswold’s 1963 death, Kelley seems to cover almost everything. However I found that things of personal interest such as the physical campus development ... Read full review

Contents

Founding a College
2
Wanderjahre
11
The College Gets a Name
23
The Solid Accomplishments of Elisha Williams
39
From Sectarian College to
47
The Extended Interregnum
81
The Rise of the University Spirit
91
College Becomes University
115
The Rise of the Extracurriculum
280
Revival
315
War and Reorganization
348
47
384
49
404
73
488
113
499
115
505

The Quiet Achievements of Jeremiah
140
President Woolsey and the Growth of
171
College Life under Day and Woolsey
209
Stagnation
235
Beginnings of Change
273
233
518
273
534
299
550
315
559
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Brooks Mather Kelley, a research affiliate in history at Yale University, has also held numerous other positions there, including university archivist and curator of historical manuscripts.

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