History

Founded in 1934, the Yale Political Union is the oldest and largest collegiate debate society in America. It was modeled after the Oxford Union and Cambridge Union, and has been the home to several Yale debate societies, known as Parties, throughout the years. Below is a snapshot of the progression of YPU Parties through 2007:

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