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This collection contains digitized versions of issues of the Yale Daily News published from 1878 through 1995. The newspaper is the nation’s oldest college daily and is financially and editorially independent of Yale University. It was a primary source of information and discussion on Yale and the larger American society for over 130 years. Many of its editors, writers, and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism or public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, Joseph Lieberman, Samantha Power, and Sargent Shriver.
Each YDN article includes “Comprehension and Critical Thinking” questions to help students deepen their understanding of the news story. In addition, “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) are included for further exploration. This project was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous YDN alumnus. We are grateful for his support and are committed to the continued preservation of this significant resource.