HRAF founded

Human Relations Area Files, Inc. has been a financially autonomous research agency based at Yale University since 1949. On February 26, 1949, delegates from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Washington, and Yale University met in New Haven, Connecticut to pledge their membership in a new nonprofit research consortium to be based at Yale. On May 7, 1949, the HRAF consortium was formally established.