William Yale Research Collection, 1916-69, ca. 1970-86, 2010 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/13/56
Volume: 2.6 cubic feet
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Description: William Yale Research Collection contains materials collected by Ohio State University doctoral students Sandra Babione and Martha Croft pertaining to biographical research on William Yale (1887-1975), diplomat, author, professor at University of New Hampshire and Boston University, and expert of Near East affairs, including reports, memoranda, correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, lectures, and drafts of articles photocopied from the William Yale Papers Harvard University, Boston University, and Yale University, microfilm reels of U.S. Department of State reports held in the National Archives, research notes by Sandra Babione and Martha Croft, bibliographies by Martha Croft, and supplemental research material, including photocopies of books and dissertations, articles, speeches, and announcements, collected and annotated by Martha Croft. Topical area documented include Yale's initial appointment as Department of State special agent (1917), Wartime Intelligence Reports (1917-19), events of World War I in Near East, the Ottoman Empire and its dissolution, Near East diplomacy, the Balfour Declaration and Zionism (1917-19), the Paris Peace Conference (1919), the American Section of the International Commission on Mandates in Turkey (King-Crane Commission) (1919), T.E. Lawrence (1926, 1935-36), Yale's autobiographical manuscript, It Takes So Long (ca. 1938), World War II in the Near East (1942-45), Near East Affairs re: Israel, Palestine, Suez, and Iran (1951-57, 1964), and the Hocking-Yale Project (1964-66), an effort by William Ernest Hocking and William Yale to take constructive action to ameliorate the Israel-Arab conflict and assist those affected by it.