Yale University donates more than 100 interview archives to UN library

15 October 2002

Yale University today presented a set of more than 100 taped interviews and transcripts collected over the past 20 years to the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York.

“[The materials] are primary source material from prominent figures connected to major political issues such as the peace process in El Salvador and the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM),” Head Librarian Phyllis Dickstein said about the tapes, which were turned over by Jean Krasno, Deputy Director of the UN Oral History Project at Yale.

The new material will supplement the oral history tapes and transcripts available in the UN Library, which were produced in the 1980s by Yale under contract to the UN Department of Public Information.