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   David C. Humphrey Notes on King's College and Columbia College Students, circa 1970-1975.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David C. Humphrey Notes on King's College and Columbia College Students; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of student biographical information from both King's College and Columbia College before and after the American Revolution (1754-1792) collected by archivist and historian David C. Humphrey.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0634
Bib ID:4078922 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Humphrey, David C., 1937-
Title:David C. Humphrey Notes on King's College and Columbia College Students, circa 1970-1975.
Physical description:3.75 linear feet in 9 document boxes
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 2 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Manuscript and typescript notes of David Churchill Humphrey. In the course of conducting research for his book From King's College to Columbia , 1746-1800 (N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1976), Humphrey gathered biographical data on students who attended King's College, 1754-1776, and its successor after the American Revolution, Columbia College, 1784-1792. Included is a data sheet for each individual with his related notes from a variety of primary and secondary sources. In some cases there are typescript copies of contemporary letters referring to the individual students. Humphrey includes graduates of both the liberal arts and the medical faculties, non-graduates, and several individuals thought to have attended King's College or Columbia College for whom he has cited evidence to the contrary.

Series I: King's College Students, 1754-1776 (including the Medical Faculty)

This series contains biographical information on students attending King's College prior to the American Revolution, 1754-1776.

Series II: Columbia College Students, 1784-1792 (including the Medical Faculty)

This series consists of student biographical information attending Columbia College, 1784-1792.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David C. Humphrey Notes on King's College and Columbia College Students; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid online and in repository

Selected Related Material -- at Columbia

Historical Biographical Files , University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

This collection was processed and written by RBML staff (Pe/Brc) in January 1984

Finding aid was re-formatted by Michael Korte (GS 2015) and Jocelyn Wilk in September 2014

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English. Finding Aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    2014-10-30 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
King's College (New York, N.Y.)--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
King's College (New York, N.Y.)--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Dr. David Churchill Humphrey, historian and archivist, was born in 1937. He graduated Princeton, Harvard, and Northwestern universities, and served as assistant professor of history at Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Humphrey's published work explores higher education in colonial American universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and King's College / Columbia University. He has published three books: Austin: A History of the Capital City ; Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872 ; and From King's College to Columbia, 1746-1800 .

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