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Series I: Central Files, 1895-1971

Central Files documents a wide range of people, topics and functions. The strengths of Series I include documentation of the administration and governance of the University; Columbia's academic affairs and the administration of the academic divisions of the University; research programs and institutes; affiliated institutions and relations with other institutions; the development of disciplines and professions; the University's relations with the surrounding community; development programs; gifts to the University, donor relations, and alumni affairs; student affairs and services; campus planning and architecture; awards and honorary degrees; and events and ceremonies.

1. Administration and Governance of the University:

Central Files reflects Columbia’s development into a university; the formation and implementation of administrative policies and procedures; the structure of the University administration; the activities and role of the University’s governing bodies; and the daily operations of the University.

Central Files is a critical resource for documentation Columbia’s development as a university. The earliest records in the files date from the administration of Presidents Low and Butler, who were instrumental in Columbia’s transformation from a college into a university. Materials in the files chronicle the move to Morningside Heights, the establishment of schools and departments, the introduction of new administrative offices, and the increasing size and gradual professionalization of the administration.

As the University grew, so did the number of administrative tasks and issues to be faced. Central Files provides information on the formation and implementation of new policies and procedures as well as the introduction of new administrative posts and offices. For example, during the Butler and Low administrators, the president and secretary often corresponded regarding administrative issues and how to carry out administrative tasks. It is sometimes possible to follow the development of a particular procedure or policy from early discussions in the correspondence to the implementation of the new policy or procedure. Records in the files also relate to the formation of new administrative offices, many of which reflected the increasingly businesslike structure of the University administration. For example, the creation of the posts of vice president for business and comptroller as well as the evolution of new registration procedures are recorded in the files. The records also reflect the shift from assigning committees of faculty, alumni, and administrators to undertake tasks to the introduction of a new administrative post or office to oversee that task.

Central Files is an important resource for understanding the structure of the University administration and the administrative reorganizations that took place throughout the twentieth century, such as the major restructuring that occurred in 1949 when the entire administration was studied and business operations, in particular, were significantly revised. In addition to administrative reorganizations, Columbia conducted a number of self-studies and long-range planning projects during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Some of the studies were University-wide, while others were aimed at a particular school or group of schools. A number of these projects are well documented in Central Files. Correspondence, reports, and working papers provide information on the motivation for the study, its mission and scope, the activities of the committee that was appointed to conduct the study, and the findings and recommendations of the study. Such records help to captures the University at a particular moment in time and provide information on a range of issues, such as space needs, finances, the mission and goals of the University, the curriculum, and the organizational structure of the University.

Records in Central Files also contribute to the understanding of University governance. In particular, substantial correspondence in the files relates to the board of trustees. Over 100 of the sub-series in Series I contain materials regarding the board or correspondence from trustees. For the most part, materials in the files reflect the routine business of the board, such as arrangements for meetings, social engagements, and membership on the board. In some cases, Central Files also contains reports regarding the board and substantive correspondence about the powers of the trustees. Correspondence between trustees and the president also illustrates the involvement of the trustees in the life of the University in all its variety. In their letters, trustees, presidents, and administrators discussed topics such as academic freedom, University finances, donor relations, the appointment of deans and administrators, and the mission and role of he University. The routine business and, in some cases, activities of the standing committees of the trustees are also recorded. Trustees’ committees that are reflected in the files include the committees on honors, education, buildings and grounds, and alumni affairs.

Many of the records in Central Files relate to the daily operations of the University. The files record a host of routine tasks, including the management of administrative offices, in particular in terms of officer personnel, facilities and finances; the preparation of reports, bulletins, and other publications; and the scheduling of appointments and meetings, as well as administrative issues, such as University-wide employee benefits and labor relations. More importantly, Central Files documents admissions issues, registration and related tasks, finances, and facilities management through the University.

A number of sub-series files in Central Files Series I concern issues related to admissions. Materials in the files chronicle a number of periods in which admissions criteria and procedures were reviewed and changed. In particular, the records relate to the College Entrance Examination Board and the University Committee on Entrance Examinations from the 1890s to the 1920s. These materials reflect the formation of standardized entrance examinations and include discussions of admissions criteria, the content of examinations, and examination policies and procedures. In addition, correspondence documents the reevaluation of admission criteria and procedures during the late 1940s, and correspondence and announcements reflect issues surrounding admissions and recruiting efforts during the late 1960s.

Columbia's growing student body and the introduction of new schools presented complications for the antiquated registration system. Beginning in the 1890s, the University sought to improve the registration process and related tasks. Records regarding registration date from 1898 to 1971. In particular, Central Files records the formation of new registration procedures and the daily administration of registration and related tasks from 1898 to 1920. In some instances, the files also include enrollment statistics and the evaluation of enrollment trends.

Central Files chronicles the University’s sometimes troubled finances and documents the financial administration of the institution. Between the 1890s and the 1930s, Columbia continuously struggled to service the debt accrued by the purchase of a new campus and the initial phase of expansion. In addition, throughout the twentieth century, the University’s budget and expenditures increased drastically, new endowments were created, and investments were acquired in many forms. Columbia also underwent several financial crises, including those that occurred in 1917-18 and the 1930s. Central Files contributes to the understanding of these trends. Specific topics related to University finances range from routine appropriations and expenditures, accounting and reporting, and the management of special funds to University-wide budgetary policy and the preparation of the annual budget, investment policies and planning, financial planning and analysis and the financial needs of the University.

The management of Columbia’s facilities is a common topic in Central Files. The records document construction and renovation projects, maintenance, and repairs. The continuous pressure of increased enrollment, growing numbers of faculty and staff, and new offices and departments made space needs a frequent topic of concern. Materials in the files document efforts to allocate space to competing offices and departments and attempts to carve more space out of existing buildings. Central Files also includes a number of studies that evaluate the use of individual buildings. For example, Low Memorial Library received the attention of at least two studies that assessed the condition of the building and use of space in it.

2. Columbia’s Academic Affairs and the Administration of the University’s Academic Division:

The University’s academic functions altered dramatically during the first half of the twentieth century. Schools, departments, and programs expanded or were created; new professorships were established; new subjects were added to the curriculum; numerous institutes were formed; library facilities, collections, and staff increased; and new degrees were introduced. The University also confronted issues involving its growing graduate and professional programs along with related questions surrounding the role of Columbia College and undergraduate educations in the University. Central Files contains correspondence, reports, proposals, minutes, and bulletins documenting numerous topics related to the academic affairs of the University. The records also reflect influences on Columbia’s educational mission and academic policies.

Schools:

Central Files chronicles the history of a number of Columbia’s schools and faculties, including undergraduate colleges, graduate, and professional schools; the continuing education division and home study program; and the summer session. Over 200 sub-series folders related to schools, and nearly 40 to Columbia College alone.

The files document the establishment of several schools. For example, records describing the establishment of the School of International Affairs and a number of its institutes and programs date from 1931 through the 1940s. Issues relating to the formation of schools include funding and planning, mission, curriculum, and facilities. Often, by reviewing the files of specific deans and administrators, it is possible to trace the history of a school over the course of decades, from its founding through its successive mergers, divisions, and administrative changes. To illustrate, the files contain extensive records on the School of Engineering and Applied Science and its predecessors (the School of Mines; Schools of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry; and the School of Engineering) dating from 1891 to the 1950s and, less comprehensively, from the 1950s to 1971. The development of graduate schools, including the School of Political Science; the Faculties of Political Science, Philosophy and Pure Science; the Graduate Faculties; and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is chronicled from 1890 to 1939, 1949 to 1958, and the mid 1960s to 1971.

Central Files also reflects the daily administration of the schools. Numerous files contain information on faculty recruiting and appointments, gifts, budgeting, the administration of departments and divisions within the school, relations with the University's administration (often in terms of finances and facilities), school administrative and advisory boards, facilities, prizes and awards, and finances. Materials relating to the academic affairs of individual schools, including degree requirements, the creation of new degrees, the mission of the school, the administration of doctoral examinations, and the curriculum of the school are also prevalent in Central Files. In addition, the files detail major building programs, special projects, long-range planning efforts, and funding campaigns.

Academic Departments and Programs:

Central files contain over 300 named folders related to the development and operation of numerous academic development and operation of numerous academic departments and programs. A number of these are documented over the course of decades. For example, the files provide a nearly complete record of the Department of Chemistry from 1890 to 1959, as well as a less comprehensive body of materials on the same department dating from 1960 to 1971. Records also chronicle the history of Asian studies at Columbia - including the Department of Chinese and Japanese, the Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures, the Committee on Oriental Studies, and the East Asian Institute - from 1891 to 1969. Records relating to the Department of Physics date from the 1890s to the 1950s.

Correspondence, budgets, reports, and other records reflect a wide variety of subjects involving departments. Topics treated range from the routine to the substantive. Most often, the records relate to budgeting; faculty recruiting and appointments; arrangements for courses; prizes and awards; appropriations and expenditures; the management of special funds for research, prizes, and scholarships; departmental office facilities; faculty affairs, such as sabbaticals and travel arrangements; gifts to the department; and visiting professors and lecturers. Folders relating to the science departments also include information on research facilities, equipments, fieldwork, laboratories, and the administration of sponsored projects.

In addition to the administrative issues listed above, department-related records illuminate more substantive topics regarding the curriculum, mission, faculty, and structure of the department. These subjects include staffing needs in terms of the number of faculty members required and fields for which the department hoped to hire a new faculty member; proposed special programs and new courses; course requirements; teaching loads; the establishment of named professorships; the curriculum of the department; the evaluation of faculty performance; and relations with other departments. On occasion, a department was evaluated by an outside committee comprised of faculty and administrators. The reports of these committees discuss issues ranging from the organization of the department to faculty performance to the curriculum. In some cases, records in Central Files also provide information on the establishment of a department. The influence of particular donors, developments in the curriculum and the structure of the new department are among the topics that relate to this issue.

Faculty:

Records relating to schools, departments, and programs often include information on Columbia's faculty - both as individuals and in general terms. Most of the information regarding faculty is administrative in nature. For example, correspondence and budget letters related to faculty salaries, teaching loads, and courses and sometimes evaluate the work of faculty members. Materials in Central Files also record faculty personnel issues, such as appointments, recruiting efforts, appointments to fellowships, salaries, leaves, and benefits. In addition, correspondence, publications, and speeches help to document individual faculty members' committee responsibilities, professional activities, and attendance at conferences and official functions. In some cases, information regarding the administration of a faculty member's research projects, fieldwork, and writing projects is also available. Most of this material is routine in nature. Central Files does not include faculty members' research notes or lecture notes. Records also relate to faculty personnel policies and benefits on a University-wide basis. In particular, Central Files includes information regarding the formation and management of pension plans for University faculty.

Central Files also documents the related topics of academic freedom and relations between the faculty and the University administration. In particular, the records reflect these issues during times of crisis, such as World War I, when several professors were dismissed from the University; the late 1940s and early 1950s, when a number of faculty members faced charges of communist activities; and the 1960s, when faculty-administration relations were strained by social and educational issues as well as conflicts over student unrest.

Libraries:

Columbia's library system changed dramatically during the first half of the twentieth century. New libraries were formed to serve the needs of specialized fields; library facilities, services, and collections were expanded; and the library staff grew from a single University librarian to a large staff of professionals. Central Files helps to chronicle this transformation and includes correspondence, reports, floor plans, newsletters, and financial statements relating to the Columbia University Libraries. Most of these materials date from the 1920s to the 1950s. The records documents facilities, personnel administration, library fees, finances and costs, collection management, gifts, the appraisal and acquisition of new collections, and policies of the University libraries as well as certain departmental and special libraries. Central Files also records the formation of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and area studies libraries.

Columbia's Academic Mission and Philosophy:

Central Files is an important resource for identifying and understanding influences on the academic mission and philosophy of the University - from individual donors to social and political trends. In particular, records prior to the 1940s demonstrate ties with German academia through the Roosevelt Professorship, Germanistic Society of America, the Kaiser Wilhelm Professorship, and Columbia's Deutsches Haus. Later records show the effects of World War II, which had a profound influence on the schools and departments in the sciences and engineering as well as the financial underpinning of research at the University; the postwar era, when concerns over competition with communist governments raised issues regarding progress in science and engineering; and the 1960s and 1970s, when minority group and student pressure brought upheaval and change to the campus.

3. Research Programs and Institutes:

Topics related to research include the formation of government, corporate, and foundation-sponsored research programs; the administration of research projects and research facilities; and the formation and operation of research institutes. While countless individual projects are documented, Central Files is particularly strong in the areas of physics, engineering, social sciences, and earth sciences research as well as the development of University-wide research programs and facilities.

Central Files chronicles the institution of an organized research program at Columbia from government-sponsored projects hastily set up in response to wartime needs to the eventual founding of the University's Office of Projects and Grants. In particular, the records focus on government-sponsored research and the growth of ties between the government and the University during the 1940s and 1950s. For the most part, the records relate to facilities, security, financial administration, and personnel issues involving government contracts. Occasionally, the records also discuss policies guiding sponsored research and demonstrate the ways in which Columbia determined its relationship with the government, especially in terms of cost overhead. The files also include records relating to training programs that were run by the University for the government and military during World War II.

Materials in Central Files also relate to the creation of research facilities at Columbia and the administration of research facilities and projects in departments, schools, and institutes. Most of the records documenting departmental research pertain to such routine subjects as payments to research assistants and laboratory equipment. Many departmental files, however, also contain research proposals that were submitted to foundations or reports summarizing research efforts in the department. Records in the files also document research-related issues and facilities on a University-wide basis. For example, records describe the founding and administration of the University's Nevis research facilities during the 1940s and 1950s.

Records in Central Files chronicle developments in the fields of science and engineering research. In particular, the records relate to research in physics from 1935 to 1969 and research projects involving a variety of fields that took place in the engineering school and engineering departments from the 1890s through the 1950s. Social science research institutes are also well documented in the files. Related topics range from the establishment, mission, and funding of institutes to administrative issues, such as facilities and personnel. The records also include reports and funding proposals that describe the activities and accomplishments of research institutes. For example, files chronicle the organization, policies, and research goals of the Bureau of Applied Social Research, which began as the University's Office of Radio Research, from 1934 to 1960. Records dating from 1949 to 1960 chronicle the National Manpower Council and the Conservation of Human Resources Project, which were based at Columbia.

Research in the earth sciences is also recorded in Central Files, first through records regarding the School of Mines and the Geology Department and, eventually, through materials relating to the formation and administration of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, which is documented from the 1940s to 1971. Related records chronicle relations between the observatory and the Lamont family, who donated the estate that houses it, as well as negotiations with the Doherty Foundation, which provided major funding for its further development. Other topics include Lamont-Doherty's funding, facilities, and faculty and the administration of research projects, such as the ocean core sample project. Occasionally, letters or reports provide accounts of expeditions. In addition, the records often pertain to the needs of the observatory and its relations with donors and the University.

4. Affiliated Institutions:

In addition to Columbia’s schools, departments, and institutes, Central Files documents numerous other educational, research, social, and cultural institutions that are or were affiliated with Columbia. The files are an especially useful source of information on affiliations with New York area hospitals. Materials in the files relate to the formation of affiliation agreements; gifts to affiliates; and relations between affiliated institutions and Columbia, in particular in terms of finances, legal issues, faculty, and facilities. In some cases, it is possible to trace the history of an affiliation in order to see the development of a relationship with an institution and changes in that relationship over time. For example, Central Files chronicles the affiliation between Columbia University and Presbyterian Hospital, which began ca. 1910 and resulted in the creation of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1928.

5. Columbia’s Role in the Formation of Disciplines and Professions:

Through records relation to schools, departments, programs, research, and affiliated institutions, Central Files also chronicles the growth of certain disciplines and professions, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, the social sciences, international affairs, and journalism. Correspondence and other records provide information on developments in the curriculum, funding efforts, and gifts supporting research and education in a particular area, prominent faculty in the field, the advent of professional training in certain fields, and the establishment of new programs and schools, as well as changes to existing ones in order to serve the needs of developing professions and disciplines.

6. Community Relations:

Since its move to Morningside Heights, Columbia has had an impact on the surrounding community. Community issues and problems have also had a growing influence on the University. Columbia’s public relations and community relations are documented in a variety of sources in Central Files. Most prominently, Central Files is a useful source of information on Columbia’s troubled community relations during the 1960s. The records relate to Columbia’s efforts to improve public relations and address community issues; landlord-tenant conflicts between the University and the community; Columbia’s plan to erect a gymnasium in nearby Morningside Park; urban renewal programs; and community services such as medical clinics and sports programs.

7. Development, Gifts, Donor Relations, and Alumni Relations:

Central Files contains extensive records regarding Columbia’s development efforts, donor relations, alumni relations, benefactors, and gifts. In particular, the files are an important resource for information on the establishment, terms, and use of specific gifts and endowments. They also record such gifts as money, stocks, property, art and artifacts, library and manuscript collections, and equipment. Central Files also reflects the influence of donors on the University in terms of its finances, physical development, academic programs, and curriculum. Some files span many years, chronicling a donor’s or potential donor’s relationship with Columbia over time. Others record only a single gift or a short period of time.

The files also relate to the development campaigns for the University in general as well as for its schools. A number of major funding campaigns, both those that were realized and those that were not successful, are well documented in Central Files. For example, files include information on the successful campaign for an engineering center and failed attempts to fund an arts center. Funding proposals are often a detailed source of information regarding the space needs, costs, mission, and activities of a proposed project and reflect the goals and priorities of the University at a particular point in time.

Central Files also records the creation of a professional, organized development program at the University, which began in 1945 with the hiring of a development officer to plan a ten-year funding program. The records document the formation of development strategies and priorities, the work of development committees, and the operation of the Development Office.

Closely connected to development is alumni relations. While Central Files is not a comprehensive source of information on alumni groups and relations, it offers evidence of the interaction between certain alumni groups, in particular the Alumni Federation of Columbia University, and the University administration. Most of the records pertain to routine preparations for alumni events and the administration of local and regional alumni clubs. Alumni involvement is the life of the University – whether through funding, the oversight of student activities, or interaction with the administration – is also reflected in Central Files. In addition to materials relating to the Alumni Federation and other alumni groups, most of which date from 1914 through the mid 1960s, Central Files also contains numerous letters from individual alumni who wrote to the president and administrators on topics ranging from football to academic freedom.

8. Student Life:

The management of student affairs at Columbia has reflected the changing nature of student activities and student relations with the administration, a persistent concern for how student organizations reflect upon the University, and attempts to deal with conflicts between students and the administration. Between 1900 and the 1940s in particular, Columbia sought ways to centralize the administration of nonacademic services and to make those aspects of students’ lives more conducive to a community spirit and more supportive of the academic function of the University. Central Files includes records from deans, deans of students, and the administrators and alumni who oversaw student groups, housing, discipline, athletics, health services, and other aspects of the students’ lives outside the classroom.

Although students are documents in Central Files, they usually appear as the were seen through administrators’ eyes – as recipients of financial aid, scholarships, and awards; users of student services; disciplinary problems; or in terms of demographics and statistics. For example, records relate to the management of residence halls and the formation of student health services. Materials in the files also pertain to provisions for students' social, religious, and civic lives through the Earl Hall religious center, the Ferris Booth Hall student center (replaced by Lerner Hall), and other programs. Periodically, policies governing students and student groups are also discussed in the records. For example, records from the 1950s relate to the introduction of policies governing speakers sponsored by student groups following a controversy regarding a student-sponsored speaker.

Central Files also helps to document issues surrounding female students at Columbia. A small body of records, including correspondence from the deans of Barnard College and the adviser to women graduate students, relates to housing, the admission of women to University courses, services for female students, and the status of women students on the campus. In addition, the files includes information regarding services for international students from the 1940s to 1971, as well as veterans' affairs and services during the 1940s and 1950s.

One important issue that is reflected in Central Files is the relationship between students and the University, in particular during the campus disturbances of the 1960s. Correspondence between deans, administrators, and trustees as well as proctors' reports and official University announcements illustrate this relationship. The proctors' reports are of particular interest in illuminating student activities. They list and very briefly discuss student meetings, events, demonstrations, disciplinary problems and pranks, security violations, rules infractions, and rumors regarding protests. In some cases fliers that were distributed at demonstrations as well as student petitions are also found in the records. Among other topics, the files reflect the administration's efforts to control and discipline students, responses to student demonstrations, attempts to respond to students' demands for reform of University government, and struggles with public relations issues.

9. Campus Design, Planning, and Architecture:

The original concept for much of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus was determined by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. Materials in Central Files document the initial plan for the development of the new campus, the design of buildings, plans for further development of the site, space needs, and diversions from the original campus plan. The records also relate to major building projects - both those that were proposed but never undertaken and those that were completed. For example, projects recorded in the files include the design and construction of Low Memorial Library, a plan by I.M. Pei to construct towers in the center of campus, and efforts to erect a gymnasium in Morningside Park. Other buildings and facilities that are well documented in the files include Butler Library, Ken Hall, University Hall (now the site of Uris Hall), Engineering Terrace, the Baker Field athletic facility, and the South Field portion of the campus.

Records relating to campus design and planning demonstrate trends in Columbia's architecture, influences on the physical growth and style of the campus, and concepts of the purpose of new buildings. In documenting Columbia's design and expansion, Central Files contributes to the understanding of the University's impact on the surrounding community and the development of the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

10. Awards and Honorary Degrees:

Countless prizes and awards - including those that were granted by individual departments or schools, the University, or nationally - are documented in Central Files. Topics relating to prizes and awards include their establishment, the selection of prize and award recipients, the management of prize funds, and the funding and purpose of prizes and awards. In particular, the records contain information on the Pulitzer Prizes dating from 1893 to 1971. Honorary degrees are also recorded in the files. Related topics include preparations for honorary degree convocations and the nomination and selection of degree recipients. The records also contain citations and speeches that were delivered at degree ceremonies.

11. Events and Ceremonies:

Official University ceremonies and certain special events are often documented in Central Files. Records relating to events include minutes, correspondence, proposals, fliers, programs, newsletters, lists, invitations, texts of citations and speeches, press releases, and floor plans. Many of the issues related to events and ceremonies are routine in nature. For example, Central Files documents seating plans, travel arrangements, menus, crowd control, publicity, and acceptances and regrets. Certain named files also contain more substantive information on the purpose of events. In particular, records from the 1950s chronicle Columbia's yearlong bicentennial celebration, which took place in 1954. Many of the folders in Central Files dating from this period contain at least a small amount of correspondence regarding the 200th anniversary celebrations, and several named files contain extensive correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and other related materials. Beginning in the mid 1940s and continuing through the 1950s, committees of administrators, faculty, and trustees began planning for the bicentennial. Related topics include the selection of themes for the celebration, planning and preparations for events, publicity, and anniversary-related development campaigns.

Central Files also includes numerous records - such as correspondence, proceedings, and programs, regarding many lecture series, seminars, and conferences that were held at Columbia. Some lectures and seminars, such as the Bampton Lectures in America of the University Seminars, were University wide. Others were hosted by a particular department or school. For the most part, these records relate to the appointment of lecturers or seminar and conference participants, travel arrangements, honoraria, and the management of special funds in support of lectureships and seminars. Certain named folders also contain information on the purpose of lecture series, conference and seminars, as well as information regarding the establishment of lecture series and the agenda and proceedings of conferences.

Conclusion:

Central Files documents a critical time in the history of one of the nation's leading academic institutions. During the twentieth century, Columbia has not only undergone significant changes to its curriculum, facilities, administration, and student body but has also played an important role beyond its gates. By documenting the transformation of Columbia from a college to a university and recording the history of its many schools and departments, the formation of research programs at the University, Columbia's relations with other educational and cultural institutions, new directions in numerous academic disciplines and professions, and a host of other topics, Central Files takes its place as a major resource for researching the evolution of higher education in the United States.

Subseries I.1: General Alphabetical, 1890-1971

The first 318 cubic feet of correspondence and other records dating from 1890 to 1971 were filed under general alphabetical headings. Each letter of the alphabet is divided into chronological groups. For example, files labeled A-Az for 1930-1931 are followed by the A-Az files for 1931-1932 and so on. This sub-series contains the same types of materials relating to the same categories of subject as the rest of Central Files. It appears as though records were filed under general alphabetical headings when only a small amount of correspondence was received or when the subject of the correspondence was not considered to be important at the time. In spite of this, sub-series I.1 contains many substantial records as well as materials from significant persons and should not be overlooked by researchers.

If a desired personal name, corporate name, or subject does not appear in the following sub-series, or if the name or subject is found but the time period of interest falls outside the date range given for the folder, it may still be possible to find relevant materials in this series, through the use of the Central Files card index, or by confining the search to a very specific date range.

A 1890-1910

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A 1932-1933
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A 1933-1934

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Aa 1943-1944
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Am 1943-1944

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American (A-Z) 1947-1948
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An 1947-1948

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American (A-Z)1950-1951
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Ar 1950-1951

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Association of (A-Z) 1952-1953
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Aa 1953-1954

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As 1954-1955
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Association of (A-Z) 1954-1955

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Al 1956-1957
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American (A) 1956-1957

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American (O-Z) 1957-1958
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An 1957-1958

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Af 1959-1960
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Al 1959-1960

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American (D-N) 1960-1961
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American (O-Z) 1960-1961

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Association (B-Z) 1961-1962
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At 1961-1962

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Au 1962-1963
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A 1963-1964

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At 1963-1964
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Av 1963-1964

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American (B-C) 1965-1966
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American (D-Z) 1965-1966

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Am 1967-1968
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American (A) 1967-1968

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Ar 1968-1969
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Art 1968-1969

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Association 1969-1970
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At 1969-1970

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An 1970-1971
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Ar 1970-1971

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Bre 1890-1910
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Bri 1890-1910

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Bo 1919-1924
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Bu 1919-1924

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Bl 1932-1933
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Ba 1933-1934

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Bo 1938-1939
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Ba 1939-1940

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Bro 1941-1942
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Bu 1941-1942

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Bas 1944-1945
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Bea 1944-1945

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Bi 1946-1947
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Bo 1946-1947

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Bea 1948-1949
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Ben 1948-1949

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Ba 1950-1951
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Bal 1950-1951

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Bru 1951-1952
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Bu 1951-1952

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Ben 1953-1954
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Bon 1953-1954

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Bl 1954-1955
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Bla 1954-1955

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Ble 1955-1956
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Bo 1955-1956

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Bor 1956-1957
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Br 1956-1957

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British 1957-1958
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Bro 1957-1958

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Bur 1958-1959
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Ba 1959-1960

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Ba 1960-1961
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Ban 1960-1961

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Bro 1960-1961
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Bru 1960-1961

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Bur 1961-1962
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Bus 1961-1962

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Bur 1962-1963
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Bus 1962-1963

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Bru 1963-1964
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Bu 1963-1964

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But 1964-1965
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Ba 1965-1966

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Bre 1966-1967
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Bri 1966-1967

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Bat 1968-1969
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Be 1968-1969

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Barr 1969-1970
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Bat 1969-1970

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Barr 1970-1971
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Bas 1970-1971

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But 1970-1971
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Ca 1890-1910

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Car 1910-1918
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Ce 1910-1918

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Com 1928-1930
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Cos 1929-1930

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Cl 1937-1938
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Co 1937-1938

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Con 1941-1942
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Cr 1941-1942

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Com 1944-1945
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Cop 1944-1945

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Car 1947-1948
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Ce 1947-1948

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Car 1949-1950
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Cas 1949-1950

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Car 1951-1952
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Cas 1951-1952

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Chi 1952-1953
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Ci 1952-1953

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Call 1953-1954
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Colu 1953-1954

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Columbia (A-Z) 1954-1955
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Com 1954-1955

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Con 1956-1957
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Coo 1955-1956

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Cot 1956-1957
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Council 1956-1957

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Ca 1958-1959
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Car 1958-1959

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Cas 1959-1960
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Ce 1959-1960

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Ca 1960-1961
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Car 1960-1961

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Cam 1961-1962
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Car 1961-1962

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Cu 1961-1962
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Ca 1962-1963

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Council (A-Z) 1962-1963
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Cr 1962-1963

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Com 1963-1964
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Committee (A-Z) 1963-1964

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Columbia (E-T) 1964-1965
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Columbia (U-Z) 1964-1965

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Columbia (L-Z) 1965-1966
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Com 1965-1966

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Com 1966-1967
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Committees 1966-1967

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Columbia (U-Z) 1967-1968
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Com 1967-1968

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College 1968-1969
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Columbia (A-P) 1968-1969

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Chap 1969-1970
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Che 1969-1970

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Committee 1969-1979
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Con 1969-1979

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Co 1970-1971
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Col 1970-1971

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Der 1890-1910
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Di 1890-1910

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D 1930-1931
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Da 1931-1932

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Da 1941-1942
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De 1941-1942

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Do 1945-1946
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Dr 1945-1946

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De 1949-1950
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Dep 1949-1950

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Dep 1952-1953
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Di 1952-1953

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Dr 1954-1955
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Du 1954-1955

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Dun 1956-1957
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Da 1957-1958

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Da 1959-1960
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Das 1959-1960

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Department (A-Z) 1961-1962
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Di 1961-1962

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Do 1963-1964

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De 1966-1967
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Den 1966-1967

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Do 1968-1969
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Don 1968-1969

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Department (A-Z) 1970-1971

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E 1933-1934
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Ea 1946-1947
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El 1945-1947

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Eg 1956-1957
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Ea 1960-1961

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Em 1963-1964
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Ep 1963-1964

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El 1967-1968
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En 1967-1968

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Ep 1970-1971
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Fl 1928-1930
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F 1930-1931

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Fi 1942-1943

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Fo 1947-1948

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Fon 1954-1955

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Fia 1961-1962
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Fis 1961-1962

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Fra 1965-1966

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Fa 1968-1969
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Fu 1969-1970
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Fa 1970-1971

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Gri 1946-1947
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Gom 1950-1951
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Gon 1953-1954
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Gr 1953-1954

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Hac 1928-1930

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H 1935-1936
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Hi 1956-1957

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Hart 1958-1959

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Hu 1961-1962
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Hun 1961-1962

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Hi 1963-1964

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Har 1965-1966
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Has 1965-1966

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Hop 1968-1969
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Hu 1968-1969

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Harr 1970-1971
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Has 1970-1971

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I 1944-1945
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I 1945-1946

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International (C-Z) 1954-1955
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Ir 1954-1955

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International (A-G) 1959-1960
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International (H-Z) 1959-1960

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Int 1963-1964
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International (A-Z) 1963-1964

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International (A-Z) 1967-1968
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Ir 1967-1968

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International (A-N) 1970-1971
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International (O-Z) 1970-1971

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J 1936-1937
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J 1937-1938

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Jl 1949-1950

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Je 1956-1957
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Jo 1970-1971

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Kr 1955-1956

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Ka 1959-1960

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Kr 1964-1965

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Ku 1967-1968
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La 1919-1924
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Lo 1944-1945

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Lor 1956-1957
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Li 1961-1962

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Lea 1963-1964
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Leh 1965-1966

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Li 1967-1968

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Lea 1969-1970
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Leed 1969-1970

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Lu 1970-1971
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Mca 1890-1910

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Mas 1910-1918

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Mos 1926-1928
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Mca 1928-1930

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Mc 1935-1936

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Me 1940-1941
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Mi 1940-1941

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Mas 1943-1944
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Me 1943-1944

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Ma 1946-1947
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Mas 1946-1947

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Mur 1947-1948
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Mca 1948-1949

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Min 1949-1950
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Mo 1949-1950

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Mo 1951-1952

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Mci 1953-1954
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Ma 1953-1954

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Men 1954-1955
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Mon 1955-1956
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Moo 1956-1957

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Man 1959-1960

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Moo 1961-1962

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Mor 1963-1964

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Morningside (A-Z) 1964-1965 (1)
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Ma 1966-1967
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Mi 1967-1968
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Min 1967-1968

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Morningside (A-Z) 1968-1969
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Mos 1968-19689

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N 1936-1937
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New 1953-1954
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New York (A-K) 1953-1954

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National (A-B) 1958-1959
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National (C) 1958-1959

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National (C) 1960-1961
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National (D-H) 1960-1961

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National (C) 1962-1963
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National (D-E) 1962-1963

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New York (A-K) 1963-1964
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New York (L-S) 1963-1964

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National (F-Z) 1965-1966
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Ne 1965-1966

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New York (S-Z) 1967-1968
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Ni 1967-1968

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National (O-Z) 1969-1970
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Ne 1969-1970

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Os 1890-1910
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O’ 1910-1918

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O 1949-1950
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O 1958-1959
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Op 1958-1959

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O’ 1966-1967
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Oa 1966-1967

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Po 1928-1930
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Pa 1930-1931

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Pe 1940-1941
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Pf 1940-1941

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Par 1945-1946
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Pe 1945-1946

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Pl 1952-1953
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Po 1952-1953

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Por 1964-1965
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Pas 1969-1970

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Po 1970-1971
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Por 1970-1971

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Ro 1890-1910
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Roc 1890-1910

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Ra 1934-1935

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Roc 1969-1970

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Sa 1968-1969

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Ta 1946-1947
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Ti 1946-1947

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Ti 1951-1952

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Ti 1961-1962

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Tu 1970-1971
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Ua 1890-1910

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University of (R-Z) 1946-1947
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U 1947-1948

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United (A-Z) 1953-1954
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University of (A-E) 1953-1954

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University of (E-K) 1956-1957
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University of (L-N) 1956-1957

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United States (S-Z) 1959-1960
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University of (A-B) 1959-1960

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University of (S-Z) 1961-1962
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Ua 1962-1963

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United (A-Z) 1964-1965
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United States (A-Q) 1964-1965

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University (A-L) 1967-1968
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University (M-Q) 1967-1968

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University (A-C) 1969-1970
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University of (D-L) 1969-1970

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V 1926-1928
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Va 1951-1952

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Wi 1960-1961

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We 1962-1963
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Weg 1962-1963

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Wo 1963-1964
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Wood 1963-1964

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Wr 1965-1966

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Wim 1969-1970
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Wo 1969-1970

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Y 1924-1926
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Y 1926-1928

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Z 1940-1941
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Z 1941-1942

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Z 1970-1971
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Alumni Association (A-Z) 1890-1910

Box 680
Alumni (A-Z) 1968-1969
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Alumni (A-Z) 1969-1970

Box 681
Alumni (A-Z) 1970-1971
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Students (A-Z) 1966-1967
Box 681
Students (A-Z) 1970-1971
Box 681

Subseries I.2: Personal Names, 1890-1971

Subseries consisting of records to, from, or about a person filed under the person's name. This is the only portion of Central Files that contains detailed descriptions of the contents of files. If a desired personal name does not appear in this sub-series, or if the name is found but the time period of interest falls outside the date range given for the folder, it may still be possible to find relevant materials in Series I.1 General Alphabetical, through the use of the Central Files card index, or by confining the search to a very specific date range.

Aalto, Alvar file, 1964. (1 Folder) 10/1964-11/1964

Box 673
Folder 26

Records regarding an honorary degree from Columbia University that was awarded to Alvar Aalto, a Finnish architect and designer. Records include correspondence and a newspaper clipping.

Abel, Elie file, 1969-1971. (1 Folder) 12/1969-6/1971

Box 509
Folder 19

Correspondence between Elie Abel, Jeffery Loubat Professor and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to the school. Topics include: faculty appointments, funding for the school, and budgeting.

Abel, Theodore Fred file, 1947-1948. (1 Folder) 8/1947-5/1948

Box 668
Folder 39

Correspondence between Theodore Fred Abel, professor of sociology and executive officer of the Department of Sociology at Columbia University, and the provost and secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to the department. Topics include faculty appointments, and budgeting.

Abrams, Charles file, 1966-1967. (1 Folder) 12/1966-8/1967

Box 36
Folder 21

Correspondence between Charles Abrams and Columbia University administrators. Abrams was a professor of urban planning and director of the Institute of Urban Environment in the School of Architecture. Records relate to the institute, the school, and urban planning. Records include: correspondence regarding efforts to acquire grant funding for a study of urban minority problems to be conducted by the institute and the Division of Urban Planning; a copy of ""The City,"" Abrams' address at the University of Chicago; a report by Abrams for the Community Renewal Program; and reports regarding urban renewal in Philadelphia and the use of computers by the urban planning division.

Ackerman, Carl W. files, 1/1931-12/1947 1931-1956 (46 Folders)

Box 360
Folder 4 to 18

Correspondence between Carl W. Ackerman, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and the president and other high " level administrators of the University. Also includes correspondence between Ackerman and publishers and journalists from the United States and South America. Records relate to four main subjects: the Graduate School of Journalism, the Pulitzer Prizes, the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, and journalism and journalists in the United States and South America.

Topics related to the Graduate School of Journalism include: budgeting, faculty affairs, faculty appointments, teaching loads, gifts to the school, events, and the management of special funds. Includes: school budgets; correspondence and a proposal (ca. 1934-1935) regarding the establishment of graduate programs in the school; and reports and correspondence (ca. 1943-1946) regarding a school of journalism in China, which was sponsored by the University. Also includes a report, dating from 1937 which discusses the journalism school's relationship with the Columbia Daily Spectator. The records also include correspondence, proposals, and reports (ca. 1946-1951) regarding the establishment, funding, and administration of the American Press Institute, a professional development and education program for journalists. Also, correspondence and reports regarding the effect of " radio on journalism education (ca. 1937) and the work of the University's Radio Committee (ca. 1938).

Also, reports and correspondence regarding the Pulitzer Prizes. Related topics include: the nomination and selection of Pulitzer Prize recipients, the work of the Advisory Board of the Pulitzer Prizes, and administrative and financial issues regarding the prizes. Includes jury reports and correspondence regarding the ""Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. Also, correspondence and reports regarding the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes. Related topics include: the establishment of the prizes, the nomination and selection of recipients, and administrative issues relating to the prizes. Includes correspondence with the Cabot family. In addition, " Ackerman made a number of trips to South America to meet with journalists and promote journalism. The records include correspondence regarding South American newspapers and journalists as well as correspondence and reports regarding Ackerman's tours of South America during the 1930s and 1940s.

Ackerman, Carl W. files, 1/1948-6/1953

Box 361
Folder 1 to 19
Ackerman, Carl W. files, 7/1953-9/1956

Box 362
Folder 1 to 12
Adams, Charles M. file, 1943-1945 (1 Folder) 7/1943-6/1945

Box 387
Folder 20

Correspondence between Charles M. Adams, assistant to the director of the libraries at Columbia University, and the provost of the University. Correspondence and reports relate to the appraisal and acquisition of library collections. Includes volume one, number 1 of Library Columns (November, 1943). Also, reports and minutes (ca. March, 1944) regarding the use of Low Memorial Library as an administration building. These reports relate to recommendations regarding the library that had been made in the Coykendal report of 1935.

Adams, Edward D. file 1899-1918 (1 Folder) 3/1899-6/1918

Box 317
Folder 1

Correspondence between Edward D. Adams, president of the Germanistic Society of America, and the president and secretary of Columbia University regarding Deutsches Haus, Columbia's German cultural and educational center. Topics include: the purchase of Deutsches Haus and the effect of World War I on the center and on education in German culture. Also, correspondence and deeds of gift documenting the establishment of the Ernest Kempton Adams Fund for Physical Research, the management of special funds, and a gift to the University of scientific instruments.

Adams, Henry A. file, 1954-1955 (1 Folder) 12/1954-2/1955

Box 671
Folder 14

Correspondence regarding a formal complaint the was brought against Columbia University by Henry A. Adams, a student who did not receive credit for a course. Includes a copy of the petition which was filed with the New York State Department of Education.

Adams, John C. file, 1947-1948 (1 Folder) 9/1947-3/1948

Box 668
Folder 40

Correspondence between John C. Adams and high level administrators at Columbia University. Adams was president of Hofstra University and the secretary and treasurer of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. Correspondence relates to the association's involvement in issues affecting higher education. Topics include discrimination in higher education and proposals for a state University. Includes a transcript of a hearing before the State of New York Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University (October, 1947) and a copy of the Austin Mahoney anti-discrimination bill.

Adams, L. Carroll (Louis Carroll) file, 1953-1954 (1 Folder) 7/1953-5/1954

Box 670
Folder 22

Correspondence between Louis Carroll Adams of the Department of Physical Education at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the use of the University gymnasium by students from the Julliard School. Includes a booklet on requirements and procedures for the physical education program.

Adenauer, Konrad file, (1 Folder)
1954
7/1954-10/1954

Box 671
Folder 15

Records regarding the honorary degree from Columbia University that was awarded to Konrad Adenauer, the Chancellor of the West German Republic. The degree was awarded as part of the University's 1954 bicentennial celebration.

Adler, Felix file, 1902-1910 (1 Folder) 4/1902-5/1910

Box 659
Folder 1

Correspondence between Felix Adler, professor of social and political ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy at Columbia University, and University president Nicholas Murray Butler. Correspondence relates to the establishment of a professorship of social and political ethics and Adler's appointment to the post in 1902. Correspondence also relates to Adler's term as Roosevelt Professor during 1908 and 1909. The Roosevelt Professorship sent an American professor to Germany to lecture and act as an educational and cultural emissary.

Agger, Eugene Ewald file, 1911-1918 (1 Folder) 5/1911-6/1918

Box 664
Folder 30

Correspondence between Eugene Ewald Agger, associate professor of economics at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Most of the correspondence relates to Agger's work as executive secretary of the Intercollegiate War Loan and Savings Committee of the Federal Reserve and his efforts to raise funds for the government during World War I.

Agron, Norma file, 1965 (1 Folder) 1/1965-9/1965

Box 54
Folder 31

Correspondence regarding the mental and physical health of a student in the School of General Studies.

Aguirre y Lecube, Jose Antonio de file, 1942-1946 (1 Folder) 8/1942-12/1946

Box 668
Folder 22

Correspondence between Jose Antonio de Aguirre y Lecube, a lecturer in history at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to his five-year stay at Columbia and his return to Spain in order to support the Basque separatist movement.

Albertson, Fred W. files, (2 Folders)
1945
7/1945-8/1945

Box 389
Folder 17 to 18

Records sent to the Columbia University administration by Fred W. Albertson. Records relate to Columbia's application for an FM radio license. Includes a proposal for operating a radio station as well as University by-laws and other records which were assembled in support of Columbia's application.

Alderman, Edwin Anderson file 1904-1909 (1 Folder) 2/1902-3/1909

Box 659
Folder 2

Correspondence between Edwin Anderson Alderman and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Alderman was president of Tulane University and later became president of the University of Virginia. Correspondence relates to a range of subjects. Topics include: Butler's invitation for Alderman to attend his installation in 1902 Columbia's merger with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, entrance examinations and the College Entrance Examination Board, the selection of candidates for chairs in economics and physics at the University of Virginia, the selection of a southern candidate for the Roosevelt Professorship, and honorary degrees. Includes correspondence regarding Butler's inaugural and Alderman's plans to model his own installation at the University of Virginia on it.

Aldridge, Walter H. file, 1952-1953 (1 Folder) 11/1952-6/1953

Box 669
Folder 43

Correspondence between Walter H. Aldridge and high level administrators at Columbia University. Aldridge was chairman of the board of Texas Gulf Sulpher Company and a University benefactor. Correspondence relates to Aldridge's gifts in support of a proposed University engineering center. Also, correspondence regarding the awarding of the Class of 1889 Prize Medal to Aldridge.

Alexander, John W. files, 9/1958-6/1965, 1958-1965 (5 Folders)

Box 497
Folder 8 to 12

Correspondence between John W. Alexander, associate dean of Columbia College, and high level Columbia University administrators. Includes correspondence with the dean of Columbia College as well as individual students and their families. Correspondence relates to Columbia College, the University's undergraduate college. Much of the correspondence consists of letters regarding student affairs, academic standing, discipline, academic probation, and expulsion. Other topics include: events, prizes, the preparation and distribution of the student handbook, student groups, dormitory facilities, residence hall visitation policies, and space issues.

Records include: minutes of a meeting regarding conditions in residence halls and the administrative organization of the halls (July, 1962); a statement on policies regarding female visitors in residence halls (October, 1962) and other records regarding visitation policies; correspondence regarding the University's policy against the discriminatory fraternity membership requirements (ca. December, 1964), and correspondence regarding proposed community programs to be offered during the 1964 Summer Session.

Alexander, Ralph S. file, 1952-1954. (1 Folder) 12/1952-5/1954

Box 447
Folder 24

Correspondence between Ralph S. Alexander, professor of marketing at Columbia University, and University administrators. Alexander chaired the University's Committee on the Bookstore, which studied the operation of the Columbia University Bookstore. Correspondence relates to the business of the committee and committee membership.

Ali, Mohammed file, (1 Folder)
1954
Oct-54

Box 671
Folder 16

Records regarding the honorary degree from Columbia University that was granted to Mohammed Ali, the prime minister of Pakistan, during Columbia's 1954 bicentennial celebration.

Allen, Carolyn E. file, 1928-1930. (1 Folder) 7/1928-4/1930

Box 667
Folder 21

Correspondence between Carolyn E. Allen, controller of the Council for Research in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, and the assistant secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to disbursements to council-funded projects.

Allen, George M. files, 7/1945-5/1950 1945-1950.
(3 Folders)

Box 391
Folder 18 to 20

Correspondence between George M. Allen, chairman of the Committee on Public Ceremonies and executive officer of the Department of Drafting at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. The Committee on Public Ceremonies oversaw the University's academic exercises, visits from dignitaries, and other official events. Most of the records consist of correspondence, schedules, and seating charts relating to opening exercises, commencement, and convocations. Includes a file, dating from 1950 which contains designs for academic robes. Also, correspondence and budgets relating to the Department of Drafting. Topics include faculty appointments, faculty affairs, and equipment.

Allen, Jane McMurtry files, 9/1956-3/1960 1956-1960.
(2 Folders)

Box 495
Folder 23 to 24

Correspondence between Jane McMurtry Allen, administrative assistant to the secretary of the University at Columbia University, and University administrators. The records consist of correspondence and routine cover letters relating to: prizes and awards, personnel, scheduling, appointments, and supplies.

Alley, Rayford W. file, 1952-1953. (1 Folder) 12/1952-6/1953

Box 669
Folder 44

Correspondence between Rayford W. Alley and the president of Columbia University. Alley was a University benefactor and chairman of special gifts for the Law School Sustaining Fund. Correspondence relates to Alley's gifts to Columbia and the possibility of his nomination as a University trustee. Includes correspondence with the president's staf.

Alt, Rita file, 1961-1965. (1 Folder) 9/1961-2/1965

Box 504
Folder 13

Correspondence between Rita Alt and administrative offices at Columbia University. Alt appears to have overseen arrangements for events in the rotunda of Columbia's Low Memorial Library. The correspondence is routine.

Althoff, Friedrich file, 1904-1908. (1 Folder) 12/1904-5/1908

Box 659
Folder 3

Correspondence between Friedrich Althoff, the Prussian minister of education, and Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler. Correspondence relates to the Roosevelt Professorship, which sent American faculty to Germany to lecture and act as educational and cultural emissarys. Correspondence also relates to the Germanistic Society of America.

Amick, Erwin H. file, 1955-1959. (1 Folder) 7/1955-2/1959

Box 495
Folder 3

Correspondence between Erwin H. Amick and Columbia University administrators. Amick's appointments included associate dean of the School of Engineering and chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Correspondence relates to the school. Topics include: budgeting, scheduling, facilities, personnel, sponsored projects and grants, and gifts to the school. Includes a proposal to establish a research division in the school (1958). The proposal discusses planning for the division and the organization and purpose of the division. Also, correspondence regarding the routine business of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Anderson, T. W. (Theodore Wilbur) file, 1956-1960. (1 Folder) 8/1956-6/1960

Box 492
Folder 22

Correspondence between Theodore W. Anderson of the Department of Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the department. Topics include faculty appointments and departmental personnel. Also, correspondence relating to Anderson's personnel issues.

Angell, James W. files, 7/1947-6/1955 1947-1955.
(3 Folders)

Box 409
Folder 7 to 9

Correspondence between James W. Angell, acting executive officer of the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Angell also served as chairman of the Informal Committee on University Salaries and the Committee on Instruction of the Faculty of Political Science. Correspondence relates to the department, the Faculty of Political Science (ca. 1952-1953), and a variety of other University-related subjects. Topics related to the Department of Economics include: enrollment, budgeting, lectures, faculty appointments, faculty affairs, funding for the department, and facilities. Includes departmental budgets. Topics related to the Faculty of Political Science include: the evaluation of departments, faculty appointments, faculty affairs, departmental budgeting, relations between the Faculty and the University administration, and faculty personnel policies. Includes a statement regarding academic freedom that was submitted to the administration by the faculty in May, 1953.

Also: correspondence (ca. 1949 to the 1950s) regarding faculty salary policies; correspondence and proposals regarding the Schuyler Fiske Seager Endowment and the Schuyler Fiske Seager Fellowship; a report regarding a proposed institute for research in industrial management at the University; and correspondence and a telegram regarding post-World War II aid to Europe.

Anger, Charles A. files, 10/1950-1/1953 1950-1956.

Box 431
Folder 1 to 20
Anger, Charles A. files, 1/1953-6/1956

Box 432
Folder 1-19

Correspondence between Charles A. Anger, director of the Office of Development at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. The records consist of correspondence, reports, and proposals relating to the establishment of a development program at Columbia.

Topics include: the creation of development policies and procedures, donor relations, funding proposals, and the status of development campaigns. Includes reports and proposals regarding: building projects, schools, events, research projects, and institutes. Also includes charts, reports, and other records relating to the organization and strategies of the University's development program. Records related to development include a public relations study (September, 1951) and an in-depth evaluation of Columbia's development strategy, income, and activities (1953). Other related records include: charts of the University's development organization in 1954 correspondence relating to the business of the trustees' committee on development; minutes of the University Development Committee; records regarding budgeting and operations in the Development Office; and development pamphlets.

Records regarding other University-related topics include: a 1951 proposal to establish the Citizenship Center, which became the Ferris Booth Hall student center; a report on the University's Health Sciences division dating from 1952 and a survey and analysis of the School of General Studies, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Social Work dating from 1951. Other related records include: correspondence, proposals, statements, and reports (ca. 1952-1955) relating to the University's attempts to fund an arts center; correspondence and reports (ca. 1953-1954) regarding Columbia's bicentennial fundraising campaign; and a press packet that was produced in 1954 for Columbia's bicentennial celebration.

Anthony, Donald C. files, 8/1967-5/1971 1967-1971.
(3 Folders)

Box 508
Folder 11 to 13

Correspondence between Donald C. Anthony, assistant director of the libraries at Columbia University, and University administrators. Most of the records consist of routine cover letters and acquisition records. The materials were forwarded to the Office of the Secretary, which issued acknowledgement letters for donations to the libraries.

Arbolino, Jack N. file, 1954-1958. (1 Folder) 7/1954-6/1958

Box 480
Folder 19

Correspondence between Jack N. Arbolino, assistant dean in the School of General Studies at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Most of the correspondence relates to the School of General Studies, Columbia's continuing education division. Topics include: personnel, faculty appointments, prizes, and facilities.

Records include letters regarding the relationship between the School of General Studies and the University and public relations for the school, records regarding the revision of the General Studies curriculum (March, 1958), and records regarding procedures for the screening of non-matriculated students. Also includes cover letters and invitations.

Arensberg, Conrad M. files, 7/1954-6/1959 1954-1959.
(2 Folders)

Box 459
Folder 19 to 20

Correspondence between Conrad M. Arensberg, professor of anthropology at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Arensberg held appointments as executive officer of the Department of Anthropology and head of the Interdisciplinary Project in Economic Aspects of Institutional Growth. Most of the records relate to the project. Topics include: personnel, salaries, staffing needs, expenditures, and finances. Includes reports on the project. Also, correspondence regarding the Department of Anthropology. Topics include: events, expenditures, funding for the department, facilities, and routine business.

Armstrong, Robert H. file, 1947-1951. (1 Folder) 5/1947-6/1951

Box 669
Folder 25

Correspondence between Robert H. Armstrong, William J. Donovan, and E. R. Liebert. Armstrong was a trustee of The Town Hall, an educational institution for the advancement of social and political science, ethics, and the arts. Armstrong chaired the special committee that had been appointed to examine the institution's program of activities. Donovan served as an alumni trustee of Columbia University and also headed Columbia Associates, a group of benefactors who contributed to the University's general fund. Leibert appears to have been The Town Hall's public relations and development director. Correspondence relates to the operation and reorganization of The Town Hall. Includes several reports on the institution's development and revenues.

Arnaud, Leopold files, 4/1935-5/1959 1935-1959.
(18 Folders)

Box 377
Folder 1 to 18

Correspondence between Leopold Arnaud and the faculty and high level administrators of Columbia University. Arnaud held numerous appointments at the University including dean of the School of Architecture; director of the School of Painting and Sculpture, which was the predecessor of the University's School of the Arts; and director of the School of Dramatic Arts. Arnaud also served on many committees, including the Committee on Art Properties, and advised the University administration on a variety of design projects.

Most of the correspondence, budgets, and reports relate to the School of Architecture (ca. 1935 to 1955), the School of Painting and Sculpture (ca. 1948 to the 1950s), and the School of Dramatic Arts (ca. 1948 to the 1950s). Topics related to the School of Architecture include: faculty appointments, student exchanges, faculty affairs, budgeting, appropriations, fellowships, scholarships, lectures, gifts to the school, facilities, requirements, teaching loads, arrangements for courses, prizes, and awards. Includes correspondence regarding the McKim Travelling Fellowships and the William Kinne Fellowships as well as correspondence, reports, and a newsletter relating to the Housing and Town Planning Program (ca. 1935-1955).

Topics related to the School of Painting and Sculpture include: budgeting, appropriations, facilities, and gifts to the school. Includes the director's first annual report. Although this document dates from 1949 it is filed with the records dating from July, 1957. Topics relating to the School of Dramatic Arts include budgeting and administrative issues involving dramatic productions and theater facilities. Includes correspondence regarding the relationship between the school and the Columbia University Players. Also, correspondence, budgets, and reports regarding Casa Italiana, Columbia's Italian culture and educational center. Topics include gifts, lectures, budgeting, and administrative issues from the late 1940s to the 1950s.

The records also include a small amount of correspondence documenting the work of the Committee on Art Properties, which selected and administered the University's art properties. Most of the correspondence relates to the care and sale of works of art during the 1950s. Also, correspondence regarding the administration of a number of special design projects including plaques, medals, exhibitions, and buildings. Arnaud also served on a committee which was created to evaluate and suggest uses for the Nevis Estate. The estate, which is in Irvington-on-Hudson New York, was donated to the University in 1935.

Includes some correspondence regarding the estate and committee business. Most of the correspondence dating from 1959 relates to Arnaud's retirement. Includes a report dating from January, 1959 which summarizes his education, professional life, and Columbia Career.

Arrowsmith, Robert file, 1890-1914. (1 Folder) 7/1890-5/1914

Box 317
Folder 2

Correspondence between Robert Arrowsmith, editor of Columbia Alumni News and secretary of the Columbia University Alumni Council, and Columbia University administrators. Topics include: alumni affairs, the administration of the Alumni Council office, the purpose and content of Columbia Alumni News, and public relations involving academic freedom and the dismissal of faculty members.

Avery, Samuel P. file, 1890-1918. (1 Folder) 7/1890-5/1918
Box 317
Folder 3

Correspondence between Samuel P. Avery, a benefactor of Columbia University, and Seth Low, president of the University. Also, correspondence between Seth Low, University administrators, and others regarding Avery's gifts to Columbia. Topics include: Avery's gifts to establish the Avery building, Avery Architectural Library, Avery Architectural Fund, and a fine arts endowment fund.

Ayer, Franklin A. file, 1956-1957. (1 Folder) 7/1956-5/1957

Box 672
Folder 5

Correspondence between Franklin A. Ayer, president of the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association, and the president of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to events and Ayer's involvement in the appointment of a new University trustee.

Ayres, Harry Morgan files, 7/1939-5/1949 1939-1949.
(8 Folders)

Box 380
Folder 1 to 8

Correspondence between Harry Morgan Ayres and the high level administrators of Columbia University. Ayres held a number of appointments including professor of English; director of the Summer Session; director of Casa Italiana, Columbia's Italian culture and educational center; director of the University Extension, the University's continuing education division; and chairman of the Committee on Extension Teaching. Ayers was also the first director of the School of General Studies, the successor to the University Extension. Most of the records consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports regarding the Summer Session and correspondence, budgets, reports, and minutes regarding the University Extension and its reorganization as the School of General Studies. Also includes correspondence and reports regarding Casa Italiana.

Topics related to the Summer Session include: financial planning, budgeting, finances, enrollment, registration procedures, the preparation of the Summer Session announcement, faculty affairs, faculty salaries, personnel, and the school calendar. Includes correspondence regarding accelerated courses and the expansion of summer programs during World War II. Also includes Ayres' regular reports to the Administrative Board of Summer Session. Topics related to University Extension include: the organization and administration of the extension program, faculty appointments, financial administration, budgeting, and the status of extension faculty in the University. Includes a proposal and correspondence (ca.1944) regarding courses on radio. Also, reports and correspondence regarding the reorganization of University Extension as the School of General Studies. Includes summary histories, extracts of the annual reports of the Summer Session and University Extension (ca. 1943), and a report on the study of faculty and administrative responses to the proposed creation of the School of General Studies which took place during the fall of 1944.

Also includes the first annual report of the School of General Studies, which was released in June, 1948. The report discusses a range of topics including: the origin and mission of the school, the relationship of the faculty to the school, the student body, and the future needs of the school. Topics related to Casa Italiana include: the management of special funds, the effects of World War II on the center, and center finances. Includes reports regarding: events at Casa Italiana, its use by outside groups, the Friends of Casa Italiana, activities and programs at the center, the center's calendar, the use of the libraries, faculty activities, and center finances. These reports also document the activities of the Columbia University Committee for War Relief, which used the center's facilities. Includes a report of the Committee on the Future Plans of the Italian Department dating from April, 1948. Also, correspondence regarding Ayres' annuity plan, death, and funeral.

Babbage, Richard Gordon file, 1936-1938. (1 Folder) 1/1936-6/1938

Box 378
Folder 20

Correspondence between Richard Gordon Babbage, a trustee of Columbia University and chairman of the trustee's committee on finance, and high level University administrators. Babbage was also chairman of the University Sub Committee on a Retirement Program for Non-Teaching Employees. Most of the correspondence relates to the development of a retirement program for University stafIncludes a report from the committee. Also, correspondence regarding the University's accounting procedures and procedures for amending the University statutes. Also includes correspondence regarding the Nevis Estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. The estate was given to the University in 1935. Also, correspondence and a report regarding the financial administration of athletics programs.

Bach, Richard F. file, 1911-1918. (1 Folder) 2/1911-6/1918

Box 664
Folder 31

Correspondence between Richard Bach and the president of Columbia University. Bach was a lecturer in the School of Architecture and also served as curator for the University. Most of the correspondence relates to the care and preservation of Columbia's art properties. Also, correspondence regarding budgeting for furniture and supplies in the School of Architecture and the Avery Library and reports on the use of funds in the school. Also includes correspondence regarding the proposed establishment of a life class in the school.

Bachman, George W. files, 9/1931-6/1941 1931-1941.
(2 Folders)

Box 376
Folder 16 to 17

Correspondence between George W. Bachman, professor of parasitological and director of the School of Tropical Medicine in Puerto Rico, and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to the school, which was established and operated with support from the University.

Topics include: faculty appointments, preparation of the school's announcement, fund raising, research funding, finances, federal support for the school, lectures, and clinics. Includes correspondence and reports evaluating the school and its future needs in terms of staff, research, finances, departmental administration, and library collections. Also includes correspondence (ca. 1938) regarding the relationship between the school, the University, and the Puerto Rican government; correspondence (ca. 1939-1940) regarding a primate research colony; correspondence (ca. February, 1937) regarding President Butler's trip to the school. Other records include a long-range planning report (1937) and a faculty bibliography that includes works published from 1926 to 1937. Also, correspondence and a report regarding the Rockefeller Foundation Nutrition Gift Fund in support of nutrition research at the school (ca. 1932) .

Bacon, Rogers H. files, 8/1926-5/1937 1926-1937.
(3 Folders)

Box 350
Folder 17 to 19

Correspondence between Rogers H. Bacon and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University. Includes correspondence with the University treasurer and secretary. Bacon was an alumni trustee and trustee of the University. He served as chairman of the University Committee on Athletics, president of the Alumni Federation of Columbia University, comptroller of athletics, and comptroller of Kings Crown. Most of the correspondence dating from 1926 and 1927 relates to University policies governing athletics and the funding of athletic programs. Includes correspondence regarding the University's boat house. Correspondence dating from 1934 to 1937 documents Bacon's activities as comptroller of athletics and comptroller of King's Crown. King's Crown was the alumni body which oversaw the budgets of certain student organizations.

Topics include: athletic facilities, financial and accounting policies for athletics programs, student activity fees, and the financial management the student organizations which were administered by King's Crown. Includes budgets for Kings Crown activities and the Department of Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics. There is a gap in the records between 1929 and 1934.

Baer, Albert M. file, 1958-1959. (1 Folder) 8/1958-6/1959

Box 672
Folder 37

Correspondence between Albert M. Baer and Columbia University president Grayson Kirk. Baer was chairman of the Council of the School of General Studies. Correspondence relates to Baer's trip to Japan and the School of General Studies, Columbia's continuing education division. Includes the text of a presentation on Columbia's role in the New York City area that was given to the council by the dean of the School of General Studies.

Baker, Elizabeth Feaster file, 1947-1948. (1 Folder) 7/1947-6/1948

Box 668
Folder 41

Correspondence between Elizabeth Feaster Baker and the acting president and provost of Columbia University. Baker was a professor of sociology and executive officer of the Department of Sociology. Correspondence relates to the department. Topics include appropriations and faculty appointments.

. Baker, Geo. H. (George Holbrook) files, 1890-1903.
(3 Folders)

Box 659
Folder 4 to 6

Correspondence between George H. Baker, the librarian of Columbia University, and University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler. The records consist of long letters on a variety of subjects. Topics include: gifts of money and books, the acquisition of books, collection development, the construction of Low Memorial Library, and library appropriations and expenditures. Includes information regarding a gift to establish the Avery Library. Also includes detailed information regarding the design and construction of Low Memorial Library.

Baker, George F. file, 1915-1924. (1 Folder) 8/1915-5/1924

Box 343
Folder 1

Correspondence between George Baker, a benefactor of Columbia University, and University president Nicholas Murray Butler. Correspondence relates to the establishment of Baker Field, Columbia's stadium in northern Manhattan. Correspondence documents Baker's gifts to the University for the purchase of the Dykman Property, now called Baker Field, and the construction of a stadium on the site. Also includes correspondence regarding University finances.

Baker, George F. file, 1930-1932. (1 Folder) 2/1930-5/1932

Box 667
Folder 37

Correspondence between George Baker, Jr. and the president of Columbia University. Baker was the son of University benefactor George Baker. Correspondence relates to Columbia's Baker Field athletic facility and to the University's unsuccessful attempts to solicit funds from Baker for the construction of a new library.

Baker, Richard file, 1951-1969. (1 Folder) 7/1951-5/1969

Box 436
Folder 14

Correspondence between Professor Richard Baker and high level administrators at Columbia University. Baker held a number of appointments including secretary of the Faculty of Journalism, professor of journalism, and acting dean of the Graduate School of Journalism. The records consist of correspondence and minutes relating to the journalism school. Topics include: fees, policies, admissions, the administration of programs in the school, scholarships, financial aid, and student affairs. Correspondence dating from 1968 relates to the Maria Moors Cabot Prize and to Dean Emeritus Edward Barrett. Includes Baker's speech at the 30th presentation of the Cabot Prize.

Baker, Stephen file, 1910-1918. (1 Folder) 9/1910-6/1918

Box 664
Folder 32

Correspondence between Stephen Baker and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Baker was a trustee of the University and chaired the University's finance committee. He was also a member of the committees on the library and honors. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects. Topics include: the preparation of the 1918-1919 budget, interest owed on bonds issued by the University, funding for the construction of a building to house the business school, Baker's gifts to the University, plans to erect a football field on South Field, the selection of trustees, and the appointment of Frederick A. Goetze as treasurer of the University. Includes copies of budgets.

Bakhmetev, B. A. (Boris Aleksandrovich) files 1931. (1 Folder) May-31

Box 667
Folder 33

Correspondence between Boris A. Bakhmetev, professor of engineering at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Includes correspondence with Professor Charles Lucke. Correspondence relates to Bakhmetev's appointment and a proposed course in mechanics.

Baldwin, Charles Sears file, 1892-1910. (1 Folder) 12/1892-2/1910

Box 659
Folder 7

Correspondence between Charles Sears Baldwin and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Baldwin held appointments as a tutor and instructor in Rhetoric in the Summer Session and the Department of Rhetoric and English Composition. Topics include: Baldwin's personnel issues, the nomination of the president-elect of Yale University for an honorary degree, and invitations. Includes detailed correspondence and a syllabus relating to proposed courses in rhetoric. Most of the correspondence dating from 1895 to 1910 is routine.

Ballard, Charles W. file, 1939-1949. (1 Folder) 7/1939-6/1949

Box 380
Folder 17

Correspondence between Charles W. Ballard, Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Columbia University, and the provost and secretary of the University. Records dating from 1939 to 1940 consist of correspondence and a proposal regarding the establishment of a course in clinical laboratory technology. Correspondence dating from 1945 to 1949 relates to the routine academic, faculty, and student affairs of the pharmacy school. Includes a long-range plan for the school. Among other topics, the plan discusses the pharmacy profession, the history of the school, pharmacy research and education, and the public service role of the pharmacy profession.

Balme, D. M. (David M.) file, 1954-1955. (1 Folder) 3/1954-6/1955

Box 671
Folder 17

Correspondence between David M. Balme and the president of Columbia University. Balme was principal of University College of the Gold Coast in west Africa and chairman of the editorial board of Universitas, the college's publication. Correspondence relates to routine issues. Includes four issues of Universitas dating from 1953 to 1954.

Balter, Bluford H. J. file, 1954-1955. (1 Folder) 9/1954-5/1955
Box 671
Folder 18

Correspondence and records that were sent to the president of Columbia University by New Orleans businessman H. J. Bluford Balter. Records relate to Bluford's proposals to repeal the 16th amendment and place a 25 percent ceiling on federal taxes.

Bancroft, Frederick file, 1895-1899. (1 Folder) 5/1895-1/1899

Box 659
Folder 8

Correspondence between Frederick Bancroft, a lecturer in American history at Columbia University, and the president of the University. Correspondence relates to Bancroft's personnel issues and teaching.

Bangs, Francis S. files, 3/1897-10/1918 1897-1918.
(5 Folders)

Box 317
Folder 4 to 8

Correspondence between Francis S. Bangs, Columbia University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler, and other University administrators. Bangs was a trustee and alumnus of the University. Correspondence relates to Columbia's financial management, educational policy, student affairs, and government. bangs was a member of the committees on finance and education of Columbia University's board of trustees and also served as secretary of the Columbia University Alumni Association.

Topics include: the financial management of University athletics; Columbia's financial administration, policy, and reporting; and financial matters related to University real estate holdings. Also, student affairs in general, especially the affairs of athletic clubs; University government and the powers of the Trustees; and Columbia's educational role and educational policies. Includes correspondence regarding the dismissal of Professor James McKean Cattell in 1917.

Barber, May M. files, 7/1953-6/1961 1953-1961.
(2 Folders)

Box 450
Folder 19 to 20

Correspondence between May Moore Barber, acting director of the personnel office at Columbia University, and University administrators. Records relate to personnel policies and personnel administration. Topics include: salaries, benefits, insurance, and tuition exemption. Many of the materials relate to individual University employees.

Barger, Harold files, 9/1958-6/1971 1958-1971.
(2 Folders)

Box 497
Folder 20 to 21

Correspondence between Professor Harold Barger and high level administrators at Columbia University. Barger was a professor of economics and chairman of the Columbia University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Beginning in 1970 he also chaired the University Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs. Most of the correspondence relates to faculty affairs at the University. Correspondence also relates to the Department of Economics (ca. 1961-1964) and to Barger's personnel issues. Includes routine invitations, acceptances, and regrets.

Topics related to faculty affairs include: salaries, benefits, the retention of faculty members, and appointments. Related records include: a resolution against the National Defense Education Act by the Columbia chapter of the AAUP (January, 1960) and a statement regarding faculty salaries that was issued by the AAUP. Records dating from 1970 to 1971 include substantive letters regarding faculty housing, appointment policies, salaries, work loads, and benefits. Records from this period also include a University Senate resolution regarding the disruption of classes by demonstrations.

Topics related to the economics department include: fellowships, faculty appointments, staffing needs, the economics library, and the retention of departmental faculty. Related records include: a report on conditions in the department and the needs of the department (May, 1964), a letter regarding the proposed merger of the business and economics libraries (February, 1962), and correspondence and working papers regarding the Ford Foundation Research Professorship in Economics (May, 1964) .

Barker, Joseph W. files, 8/1930-6/1946 1930-1946.
(16 Folders)

Box 359
Folder 1 to 16

Correspondence between Joseph W. Barker and the high level administrators of Columbia University. Barker held a number of appointments including dean of the School of Engineering, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Educational Policy, and chairman of the Committee on Men's Residence Halls. Most of the records consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports relating to the School of Engineering, residence halls, and the University's buildings and grounds.

Topics related to the School of Engineering include: degrees, the curriculum, programs, faculty appointments, staffing needs, teaching loads, scholarships, fellowships, appropriations, expenditures, the management of special funds, research funding, gifts to the school, budgeting, facilities, and equipment. Includes a report on instruction in physics (1934) and a report regarding the faculty and staffing needs of the school (1935). Also, correspondence documenting the school's activities during World War II. During the war, Barker served as special assistant to the under secretary of the Navy. Correspondence dating from 1941 to 1945 includes letters to and from Barker and his staff regarding the administration of the school in his absence. Topics include: the administration of government contracts; the University's V-12 naval training program; and administrative issues involving the education of veterans.

Topics related to University residence halls include: the management of dormitory staff, student services, the residence halls budget, the daily operation of residence halls, and policies regarding residence halls. Includes a proposal from the Furnald Hall House Committee, dating from 1934 which requests permission to have female visitors in the dormitory. Barker also advised the University administration on facilities-related issues. Includes correspondence regarding the design and construction of campus buildings; correspondence and reports (ca. 1934-1935) regarding daily operations, the physical plant, equipment, and safety; and correspondence and reports (ca. 1937) regarding labor relations with employees in the Buildings and Grounds Department.

Barnet, Edward M. file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 7/1953-4/1954

Box 670
Folder 23

Correspondence between Edward M. Barnet, acting assistant dean of the business school at Columbia University, and University administrators. correspondence relates to the selection of a new dean for the business school, routine administrative issues involving the school, and events at the school.

Barnouw, Adriaan Jacob file, 1947-1949. (1 Folder) 10/1947-2/1949

Box 409
Folder 20

Correspondence between Adriaan Jacob Barnouw, Queen Wilhelmina Professor of History at Columbia University, and University administrators. correspondence relates to Barnouw's personnel issues and retirement. Includes correspondence regarding his gift to the University of Dutch books.

Barnouw, Erik file, 1951-1954. (1 Folder) 2/1951-5/1954

Box 433
Folder 14

Correspondence between Associate Professor Erik Barnouw, editor of the Communications Materials Center at Columbia University, and the president of the University and the director of public relations. Records relate to a variety of topics. Includes a proposal for a television series entitled You and the Future ; correspondence regarding broadcasting courses which were offered by the School of General Studies, Columbia's continuing education division; and correspondence dating from 1953 regarding filming aboard the University's research vessel, the Vema. Includes many routine cover letters.

Baron, Salo Wittmayer files, 10/1940-5/1965 1940-1965.
(2 Folders)

Box 407
Folder 20 to 21

Correspondence between Salo Wittmayer Baron of Columbia University and the secretary, provost, and vice president of the University. Baron held and appointment as professor of Jewish history, literature and institutions and was later appointed director of the Center for Israeli Studies. Correspondence relates to a variety of topics including: fellowships and scholarships for the Center for Israeli Studies (ca. 1951), the establishment of an archive of Russian and Eastern European history and literature (the Bakhmeteff Archive), the Committee on Retirement Insurance (ca. 1962), the Publications Committee of the Faculty of Political Science (ca. 1962), and funding for Baron's research and clerical assistants. Also, correspondence, minutes, and agenda (ca. 1962-1963) relating to the Advisory Committee of the Faculties and a proposed trimester system. There are gaps in the records from: 1941 to 1947, 1948 to 1950, 1954 to 1959, 1960 to 1962 and 1963 to 1964.

Barr, Donald file, 1959-1960. (1 Folder) 9/1959-6/1960

Box 672
Folder 50

Correspondence between Donald Barr and Columbia University administrators. Barr served as assistant to the dean of the School of Engineering at Columbia University and executive director of the Joint Program for Technical Education. Most of the correspondence relates to the Science Honors program for high school students. Also, Barr's proposal for the University to establish a boarding house for unmarried graduate students.

Barrett, Edward W. files, 7/1954-6/1964

Box 458
Folder 1 to 20
Barrett, Edward W. files, 1954-1969.

Box 459
Folder 1 to 5

Correspondence between Edward W. Barrett, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Most of the records consist of correspondence, proposals, course descriptions and outlines, budgets, reports, copies of newspaper clippings, and invitations relating to the journalism school. Also: correspondence, programs, and speeches relating to the Pulitzer prizes and other journalism awards; correspondence and reports regarding public relations for the University and the United Nations; and correspondence regarding Barrett's personnel issues and professional activities.

Topics relating to the Graduate School of Journalism include: curriculum planning, the development of courses, gifts to the school, fees, the administration of programs in the school, prizes and awards, development, faculty appointments, faculty affairs, appropriations, facilities, scholarships, fellowships, and public relations. Includes the 50th anniversary annual report of the dean (1963); correspondence regarding the school's Half Century Fund (ca. 1963); correspondence regarding the Advanced International Reporting Program; correspondence regarding the Pulitzer scholarships; and a small amount of correspondence documenting the school's science writing certification program during the 1960s. Topics relating to journalism awards include the: Pulitzer Prizes, Pulitzer Prize Fund, Maria Moors Cabot Prize, and Catherwood awards. Includes Barrett's speeches at Cabot Prize award ceremonies. Records regarding public relations consist of correspondence and reports (ca. 1958) regarding the development of a public relations program for Columbia. Also includes reports and other records (ca. 1954) regarding public relations strategy for the United Nations and the evaluation of public opinion regarding the United Nations. Records relating to Barrett's personnel issues, professional activities, and appearances include correspondence, invitations, and acknowledgement letters. Includes a number of speeches by Barrett. Also includes: correspondence regarding his resignation in 1968 his remarks regarding student protests, which were made to journalism school alumni in 1968 and a letter regarding the University's budget crisis, which was sent by Barrett and other prominent Columbians to University president Grayson Kirk in 1960.

Barrett, John file, 1901-1909. (1 Folder) 9/1901-5/1909

Box 659
Folder 9

Correspondence between John Barrett and the president of Columbia University. Barrett served as United States minister to Panama. Most of the records date from his term as director of the International Bureau of American Republics. Correspondence relates to the establishment and administration of the John Barrett Prizes for papers on Latin American republics. Correspondence also relates to a proposed school of archeology in Mexico.

Barrows, David P. file, 1933-1934. (1 Folder) 7/1933-2/1934

Box 667
Folder 39

Correspondence between Professor David P. Barrows and the president of Columbia University. Barrows was a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Roosevelt Professor during the 1933-1934 academic year. The Roosevelt Professorship sent an American professor to Germany to lecture and act as an educational and cultural liaison. Correspondence includes discussion of life at German universities under the Nazi government and the future of the Roosevelt Professorship. In particular, the correspondence relates to life in East Prussia and the treatment of Jews. Includes a handbill announcing one of Barrow's lectures.

Barth, Lester G. file, 1948-1960. (1 Folder) 8/1948-5/1960

Box 425
Folder 13

Correspondence between Lester G. Barth, chairman of the Department of Zoology at Columbia University. Correspondence relates to faculty appointments, equipment, and personnel in the department. Includes correspondence regarding plans for a new biology course.

Bartok, Bela file, 1940-1941. (1 Folder) 10/1940-6/1941

Box 668
Folder 7

Correspondence between Bela Bartok, the Hungarian pianist and composer, and the provost of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to Bartok's honorary degree from Columbia. Also, correspondence regarding bartok's appointment as a visiting associate in music for 1941 and 1942. Includes a letter in which Bartok discusses his work with the Parry collection of Yugoslav folk music recordings.

Baruch, Bernard M. file, 1960-1961. (1 Folder) 7/1960-6/1961.

Box 672
Folder 70

Correspondence between Bernard M. Baruch and the president of Columbia University. Baruch was a benefactor of the University. Correspondence relates to his gifts to Columbia, including the funding of the Simon baruch Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Barzun, Jacques files, 7/1946-6/1969 1946-1969.
(16 Folders)

Box 401
Folder 1 to 16

Correspondence between Jacques Barzun and high level administrators at Columbia University. Barzun held numerous appointments at the University including professor of history, Seth Low Professor of History, dean of the Graduate Faculties, dean of the faculties and provost, university professor, and special assistant to the president on the arts. The records document a wide range of topics. In particular, they relate to the academic affairs of the Graduate Faculties and the University during the 1950s and 1960s. Also, correspondence regarding Barzun's personnel issues and professional activities. Includes his address before a symposium on the role of the University that was held in February, 1968.

Many of the records dating from 1946 to 1954 consist of correspondence, reports, and proposals relating to the committee on the University's bicentennial celebration. Barzun was chairman of the committee. Records from this period also relate to payroll and personnel in the Department of History, the management of Barzun's clerical assistance account, and payments to his assistants. Includes correspondence (ca. 1952) regarding the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program. Also includes correspondence regarding relations between the University and the surrounding community and relations between Columbia's administration and its students. Records dating from 1955 to 1958 consist of correspondence, budgets, reports, and lists relating to the Graduate Faculties. As dean of the Graduate Faculties, Barzun oversaw the Faculty of Political Science, the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Faculty of Pure Science. Topics include: fellowships, scholarships, faculty affairs, development policies and strategies, the administration of Ph.D. examinations, departmental affairs, policies regarding graduate students, research funding, the management of special funds, faculty salaries, publications, financial administration, and the management of the dean's office. Includes Barzun's announcements to faculty and stafAlso includes correspondence and a pamphlet regarding a proposed University arts Center . Beginning ca. 1958 Barzun served as dean of the faculties and provost. Records dating from the late 1950s through the 1960s relate to the academic affairs of the University. In particular, the records relate to faculty appointments and faculty affairs. Topics include: faculty leave policies, sabbatical leaves, faculty salaries, the ranking and classification of faculty positions, faculty personnel policies, and relations between the administration and the faculty. Other topics include: issues involving graduate students, the organization of departments and schools, academic policies and procedures, tuition and fees policies, instructional budgeting, the preparation of guides and handbooks, and the business of the University Council. Includes Barzun's announcements to deans and department heads, an organizational chart for Columbia's schools (1965), and drafts of a University administrative guide (ca. 1963-1965) .

Bastable, C. W. (Charles William) files 1952-1963. 9/1952-6/1963
(2 Folders)

Box 448
Folder 20 to 21

Correspondence between Charles W. Bastable, assistant professor of accounting at Columbia University, and University administrators. records relate to the automation of the University accounting and budgetary system (ca. 1962). Includes procedures, policies, and suggested budget formats which were presented to the administration in preparation for the automation of the University's budget system. Includes a proposal, dating from 1952 which discusses plans to establish a school of accounting at the University.

Baumeister, Theodore file, 1946-1948. (1 Folder) 7/1946-6/1948.

Box 400
Folder 19

Correspondence between Theodore Baumeister, executive officer of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the acting president and secretary of the University. The records consist of correspondence and budgets relating to the department and correspondence regarding Baumeister's personnel issues. Department-related topics include: faculty appointments, budgeting, salaries, the use of government surplus equipment in the department, and appropriations.

Baumgarten, Nancy Ann file, 1966-1969. (1 Folder) 3/1966-3/1969

Box 54
Folder 32

Correspondence and other records regarding a scholarship for Nancy Ann Baumgarten, who received financial aid to attend the University of Miami as part of a scholarship program for faculty children.

Bayerschmidt, Carl Frank files, 1946-1954. 7/1946-5/1954
(2 Folders)

Box 401
Folder 17 to 18

Correspondence between Carl Frank Bayerschmidt, acting executive officer of the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University, and the University's president, secretary, and dean of the Graduate Faculties. .

The records consist of correspondence and budgets relating to the department. Topics include: staffing needs, faculty appointments, enrollment, budgeting, professorships, graduate and undergraduate instruction, faculty affairs, and visiting professors. Includes correspondence and budgets regarding Deutches Haus, Columbia's German culture and educational center. Also includes correspondence regarding the Queen Wilhelmina Professorship. Correspondence also relates to Bayerschmidt's personnel issues. Includes letters in German which Bayerschmidt translated for the University administration.

Bayless, William A. file, 1958-1959. (1 Folder) 7/1958-4/1959

Box 672
Folder 38

Correspondence between William A. Bayless of the Columbia University Press and the secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to the cost of producing University bulletins.

Bayne, Stephen F. files, 1942-1948 7/1942-4/1948.
(2 Folders)

Box 389
Folder 1 to 2

Correspondence between Stephen Bayne, chaplain of Columbia University, and the acting president, provost, and secretary of the University. Most of the records consist of correspondence and reports relating to St. Paul's Chapel and Earl Hall, Columbia's nondenominational religious and social center. Includes correspondence between the University and the YMCA of Greater New York regarding the government and mission of Earl Hall. Also, correspondence regarding special religious services, the oversight of religious activities at the University, and the administration of the Bampton Lectures in America. Also includes correspondence relating to the selection of Bayne's successor.

Beach, Samuel H. files, 1950-1958 10/1950-10/1958.
(3 Folders)

Box 433
Folder 15 to 17

Correspondence between Samuel H. Beach, director of placement at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. The records consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports relating to job placement and the Placement Bureau. Topics include: armed forces recruiting, tuition exemption, draft deferment, and personnel administration. Includes correspondence regarding the National Service Information Center that was located at the University's Alumni House. Includes memoranda dating from July, 1957 which evaluate the University's placement services and organization. Also, correspondence regarding Beach's appointment and personnel issues.

Beadle, George Wells file,1965 7/1965-10/1965

Box 679
Folder 2

Correspondence between George Wells Beadle, president of the University of Chicago, and Grayson Kirk, president of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to Beadle's presentation of the inaugural lecture for a lecture series entitled The Relationship between the Biological and Physical Sciences. Correspondence also relates to a dinner that was given in Beadle's honor. Includes a guest list.

Beard, Charles Austin file, 1904-1917. (1 Folder) 5/1904-12/1917

Box 317
Folder 9

Correspondence between Charles Austin Beard, professor of history in the Department of History at Columbia University, and University administrators regarding a wide range of subjects. Topics include: the curriculum, teaching, student and faculty relations to the administration, and academic freedom. Also, correspondence between Beard and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia, discussing the teaching of politics and government, the University's political science curriculum, and suggestions for a public service curriculum. correspondence also relates to faculty appointments in the Department of History as well as Beard's appointment, personnel issues, and teaching responsibilities. Includes a memorandum dated October 8, 1917 in which beard announces his resignation and discusses his views on the relationship between the faculty and the trustees, World War I, academic freedom, and the status of a Columbia professor. Also includes a petition in support of Beard.

Beckhart, Benjamin Haggott file, 1950-1960. (1 Folder) 11/1950-6/1960

Box 433
Folder 18

Correspondence between Benjamin Haggott Beckhart, professor of banking in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Records relate to a variety of topics. Includes Beckhart's addresses to the Sixty-Fourth Annual Convention of the Iowa Bankers Association in October, 1950 and the Conference of Business Economists in March, 1951. Also includes correspondence regarding a commercial bank management program that was sponsored by the Graduate School of Business in November, 1959. Also, correspondence regarding Beckhart's personnel issues and professional activities. Includes his 1960 memorandum on relations between the faculty and administration of the business school and the administration of Dean Courtney Brown.

Beckman, Charles O. file, 1960-1961. (1 Folder) 7/1960-5/1961

Box 672
Folder 71

Correspondence between Charles O. Beckman, chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University, and University administrators. correspondence relates to the Department. Topics include: faculty appointments, budgeting, appropriations, grants, prizes, and the establishment of the Society of Columbia Chemists.

Beckmann, Charles O. file, 1959-1960. (1 Folder) 7/1959-6/1960
Box 672
Folder 51

Correspondence between Charles O. Beckmann, chairman of the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to the department. Topics include: faculty appointments, budgeting, and the management of special funds.

Beebe, W. H. H. (William Henry Harrison), f 1897-1906. 7/1897-1/1906 (1 Folder)

Box 659
Folder 10

William H. H. Beebe served as both a private secretary to Columbia University president Seth Low and as Columbia's first secretary of the University. During Beebe's term as Low's secretary, Low established the secretary's post to assist the president in the administration of the University. Following Low's resignation in 1901. Beebe continued to act as his personal secretary. The records consist of: correspondence between Beebe and Low while Low was vacationing in Maine; correspondence between Beebe and his staff while Beebe was vacationing in Maine; and correspondence (ca. 1902-1906) between Beebe, University secretary Frederick Paul Keppel, and University president Nicholas Murray Butler. correspondence relates to construction on Columbia's new Morningside Heights campus, daily appointments, budgeting, Low's mayoral campaign (ca. 1900), and the compilation of information and statistics requested by President Low.

Beekman, Gerard file, 1890-1918. (1 Folder) 2/1890-4/1918

Box 317
Folder 10

Correspondence between Gerard Beekman, a trustee of Columbia University and clerk of the board of trustees, and the president and secretary of the University. Topics include: trustee and University business, social engagements, gifts to the University, and the management of special funds. Includes correspondence regarding the Queen Wilhelmina Lectureship. Contains many routine cover letters.

Beeson, Jack file, 1961-1967. 7/1961-6/1967 (1 Folder)

Box 504
Folder 14

Correspondence between Jack Beeson, acting secretary of the Alice M. Ditson Fund in the Department of Music at Columbia University, and University administrators. Records relate to: the organization and administration of the fund, allocations to composers and performers from the fund, fund finances, and information on award recipients. Includes minutes of the Advisory Committee on the Alice M. Ditson Fund dating from 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967. In addition to other topics, the minutes relate to fund finances and projects that were sponsored by the fund.

Behre, Chas. H. (Charles H.) files, 1940-1963. 12/1940-6/1963
(5 Folders)

Box 381
Folder 1 to 5

Correspondence between Charles H. Behre, professor of economic geology and executive officer of the Department of Geology at Columbia University, and University faculty and administrators. Records dating from 1940 to 1950 relate to routine administrative issues and to Behre's personnel matters and professional activities. Includes Behre's proposal for a grant to study mineral deposits in Mexico. Records dating from 1950 to 1963 relate to the Department of Geology, the University's Lamont Geological Observatory, and the University's Ore Genesis laboratory. Topics related to the department of Geology include: faculty affairs, the administration of research projects, facilities, personnel, expenditures, equipment, appropriations, graduate students, teaching loads, fellowships, and scholarships. Includes correspondence regarding University relations with the Lamont family, the donors of the estate in palisades New York which houses the Lamont Observatory. Also includes correspondence regarding the management of the Kemp Memorial Fund, the James Furman Kemp Fellowship Fund, the Nathaniel Lord Britton Scholarship fund, and other special funds. Records relating to the Ore genesis Laboratory include a proposal to establish the laboratory (1950) and a report on laboratory activities for the academic year 1954-1955. Also, correpsondence regarding Behre's appointment and personnel issues.

Bell, Bernard Iddings file, 1933-1934. (1 Folder) 8/1933-5/1934

Box 667
Folder 40

Correspondence between Bernard Iddings Bell and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Bell was an administrator at St. Stephen's College. Correspondence relates to unresolved financial and faculty issues following the consolidation of St. Stephen's College with Columbia. The two institutions were affiliated from 1928 to 1944. During that time St. Stephen's, which offered a progressive education to its students, served as an additional undergraduate college of the University. In 1941 St. Stephen's was renamed Bard College in honor of its founder, John Bard. Correspondence also relates to Bell's search for employment and arrangements for Columbia to present an honorary degree to Will Spens, vice-chancellor of Cambridge University.

Bell, Lillian file, 1952-1953. (1 Folder) 12/1952-4/1953

Box 669
Folder 45

Correspondence between Lillian Bell and the president of Columbia University. Bell was a former cosmetics industry sales representative who wrote to the president of the University regarding her medical and business troubles.

Bemis, Samuel Flagg file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 9/1953-5/1954

Box 670
Folder 24

Correspondence between Professor Samuel Flagg Bemis of Yale University and administrators at Columbia University. Correspondence relates to the Bancroft Prize and to the Latin-American Assembly Conference that was held during Columbia's bicentennial celebration in 1954.

Benedict, Ruth file, 1936-1941. (1 Folder) 7/1936-5/1941

Box 379
Folder 6

Correspondence between Ruth Benedict and the secretary of Columbia University. Benedict was an associate professor of anthropology and the executive officer of the Department of Anthropology. Most of the records consist of correspondence and financial records relating to the business of the department. Topics include: funding for research projects and field training, gifts to the department, and the management of special funds. Includes correspondence regarding funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and correspondence relating to the Boas Gift Fund. Also includes a report to the Rockefeller Foundation which briefly outlines the work of graduate students in the department.

Benjamin, Marcus file, 1904-1917. (1 Folder) 2/1904-7/1917

Box 317
Folder 11

Correspondence between Marcus Benjamin, president of the Columbia University Alumni Club of the District of Columbia, and Columbia University administrators. Topics include: preparations for social events, University public relations, faculty appointments, and the business of the club. Also, many cover letters and invitations.

Benjamin, William Evarts file, 1938-1939. (1 Folder) 9/1938-6/1939

Box 668
Folder 3

Correspondence between William Evarts Benjamin and Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler. Correspondence relates to Evarts' interest in becoming a University donor for tax purposes and Butler's efforts to encourage Evarts to establish an endowment.

Bentley, Eric file, 1958-1960. (1 Folder) 7/1958-6/1960

Box 500
Folder 14

Correspondence between Professor Eric Bentley and the high level administrators of Columbia University. Bentley was Brander Matthews Professor of Dramatic Literature and chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Program in the Arts. Correspondence relates to committee business as well as administrative issues and procedures involving the program. Topics include: budgeting, faculty appointments, and the preparation of a directory. Includes records regarding the establishment of a program in film and broadcasting leading to the MFA degree.

Berg, Aaron W. file, 1950-1958. (1 Folder) 7/1950-5/1958

Box 433
Folder 19

Correspondence between Aaron W. Berg, chairman of the standing committee of the Columbia College alumni association, and high level administrators at Columbia University. The records consist of correspondence, reports, and minutes relating to the Columbia College Fund campaign, events, alumni relations, and development.

Berg, Ivar E. file, 1970-1971. (1 Folder) 7/1970-7/1971

Box 108
Folder 20

Correspondence between Ivar E. Berg, associate dean of the Graduate Faculties at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to the Graduate Faculties. Topics include: assembling materials for the president's annual report, routine administrative issues, faculty appointments, special funds, and financial troubles in the School of the Arts. Also: correspondence and a report regarding the Council on Environmental Studies; correspondence and a press release regarding Berg's book, Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery; and correspondence and a press release regarding Berg's personnel issues and professional activities. Includes correspondence regarding Berg's resignation to return to teaching.

Bergson, Henri file, 1911-1915. (1 Folder) 9/1911-10/1915

Box 664
Folder 33

Correspondence between Henri Bergson of the University of Paris and the president of Columbia University during Bergson's term as a visiting professor at Columbia. Most of the correspondence relates to Bergson's appointment, travel arrangements, and accommodations. Includes correspondence regarding the topics for his lectures.

Berkey, Charles Peter files, 1911-1941. 11/1911-5/1941
(4 Folders)

Box 343
Folder 2 to 5

Correspondence between Charles Peter Berkey, Newberry Professor of geology and executive officer of the Department of Geology and Minerology at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Most of the correspondence relates to the department of Geology, which became the Department of Geology and Minerology. Topics include: facilities, equipment, laboratories, the management of departmental collections, gifts to the department, budgeting, fellowships, scholarships, prizes, and awards. Includes correspondence regarding the department's relations with the American Museum of Natural History. Also includes correspondence relating to the creation of the James Furman Kemp Memorial Fund which was established to promote research and publication in geology. Also, correspondence regarding Berkey's personnel issues, professional activities, and retirement.

Berle, Adolf Augustus file, 1928-1929. (1 Folder) 11/1928-4/1929

Box 667
Folder 22

Correspondence between Adolf Augustus Berle, professor of law at Columbia University, and the president of the University. Correspondence relates to Berle's appointment. Includes his report on new courses at the law school.

Bermingham, Edward J. file, 1947-1956. (1 Folder) 12/1947-11/1956

Box 672
Folder 6

Correspondence between Edward J. Bermingham, a Columbia University trustee, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to Bermingham's gifts to the University.

Bernays, Edward L. file, 1953-1956. (1 Folder) 11/1953-5/1956

Box 449
Folder 22

Correspondence between Edward L. Bernays, chairman of the Committee of the Educational Institute of the Air, and Columbia University president grayson Kirk. Bernays seems to have been soliciting President Kirk's involvement in a number of projects. Includes: correspondence and a press release regarding a survey of public attitudes towards televsion commercials, correspondence regarding conferences on educational television, a proposal for an educational radio program, and a report of a conference on Americans abroad.

Bethe, Hans Albrecht file,1970 5 Feb-70 (1 Folder)

Box 72
Folder 25

Correspondence regarding the nomination of Hans Albrecht Bethe to receive an honorary degree from Columbia University. Bethe, a nuclear physicist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, declined the degree on the grounds that he did not accept honorary degrees from American universities.

Beveridge, Lowell P. file, 1947-1948. (1 Folder) 7/1947-6/1948

Box 668
Folder 42

Correspondence between Lowell P. Beveridge, director of chapel music at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. correspondence relates to the music program in St. Paul's Chapel. Topics include the chapel organ and choir. Also, correspondence regarding Beveridge's personnel issues.

Beyer, Albin H. file, 1917-1918. (1 Folder) 4/1917-1/1918

Box 664
Folder 34

Records regarding Albin Beyer, lecturer in civil engineering at Columbia University. The records relate to an investigation by the government to determine Beyer's loyalty during World War I. .

Bieler, Henry G. file,
1968
22/1968-3/1968 (1 Folder)

Box 36
Folder 22

Correspondence regarding Henry G. Bieler's false claims to be associated with Columbia University in advertisements for a book entitled Food is Your Best Medicine.

Bigongiari, Dino files, 1931-1950. 7/1931-7/1950
(2 Folders)

Box 375
Folder 18 to 19

Correspondence between Dino Bigongiari and the faculty and high level administrators of Columbia University. Much of the correspondence is with Frank Fackenthal, who served as secretary, provost, and acting president of the University. Bigongiari was DuPonte Professor of Italian; executive officer of the Italian section of the Department of Romance Languages; and a member of the Administrative Board of Casa Italiana, Columbia's Italian culture and educational center. Most of the correspondence and reports relate to the Italian Department. Includes correspondence (ca. 1934) regarding the controversy involving the relationship between Casa Italiana and the Italian government. Topics related to the Italian Department include: scholarships, fellowships, faculty appointments, visiting professors, graduate instruction, the curriculum, staffing needs, faculty recruiting, and faculty affairs. Includes several reports and letters (ca. 1937-1938) which evaluate: the curriculum, requirements, and teaching methods of the department; the state of education in the classics; and departmental staffing needs. Also includes a report regarding the teaching method and requirements of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the state of language instruction at the University. Also, correspondence regarding Bigongiari's personal affairs, including travel clearances for his trip to Italy following World War II. Includes correspondence regarding his retirement and the selection of his successor.

Binion, Rudolph file, 1963-1967. (1 Folder) 1/1963-6/1967

Box 18
Folder 29

Correspondence between Rudolph Binion, an associate professor in the Department of History at Columbia University, and the provost and provost's office stafCorrespondence relates to Binion's personnel issues.

Bishop, William Warner file,
1909
May-1909 (1 Folder)

Box 659
Folder 11

William Warner Bishop, the superintendent of the Reading Room in the Library of Congress, corresponded with Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler regarding the position of University librarian. The records consist of a letter and reprints of Bishop's articles on librarianship and Roman church mosaics and symbolism.

Bitner, Harry file, 1951-1952. (1 Folder) 12/1951-9/1952

Box 669
Folder 32

Correspondence between Harry Bitner, associate librarian in the Law Library at Columbia University, and the secretary of the University. correspondence relates to Bitner's professional activities. Includes supplements to the Index of Legal Periodicals (1952) .

Black, Douglas M. files, 1945-1960. (2 Folders) 7/1945-3/1960

Box 393
Folder 13 to 14

Correspondence between Douglas M. Black, a trustee of Columbia University, and the president and acting president of the University. Black chaired the trustee committees on buildings and grounds and honors and served on the trustee committees on development and alumni affairs. He also chaired the Trustee Committee on the Reorganization. The committee was involved in a major administrative reorganization of the University in 1949. Records relate to a wide range of subjects. Correspondence dating from 1945 to 1949 relates to construction projects, the management of Columbia's buildings and grounds, public relations, the University's development program, benefits for non-academic employees, relations between the University and Columbia College, and trustee affairs. Much of the correspondence dating from this period relates to the reorganization of the University's administrative structure in 1949. Includes an organizational chart of the University. Records dating from 1954 to 1955 Document the establishment of the Earle Fund and record gifts to the fund. Correspondence dating from 1957 to 1958 relates to honorary degrees, emeritus designations for university faculty members, and the funding of the Citizenship Center (Ferris Booth Hall) .

Black, William file, 1959-1960. (1 Folder) 12/1959-6/1960

Box 672
Folder 52

Correspondence between William Black and high level administrators at Columbia University. Correspondence relates to Black's gift to the University for the construction of the William Black Medical Research Center.

Blake, Joseph A. file, 1892-1913. (1 Folder) 6/1892-10/1913

Box 317
Folder 12

Correspondence between Joseph A. Blake, professor of surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University, and University administrators. Topics include: equipment, facilities, personnel, faculty appointments, and fund raising in the Department of Surgery. Also, correspondence relating to special funds for medical research. Topics include the establishment of the Mackay Fund, which was used for research on surgical procedures, and the Crocker Fund for Cancer research. Also includes correspondence regarding Blake's appointment and personnel issues.

Blanchard, Arthur H. file, 1911-1918. (1 Folder) 5/1911-1/1918

Box 665
Folder 1

Correspondence between Arthur H. Blanchard, professor of highway engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Includes correspondence with the dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Professor William Burr. Correspondence relates to: the establishment of graduate courses in highway engineering, Blanchard's appointment at Columbia, administrative issues involving the highway engineering courses, fundraising for the courses, and the elimination of the highway engineering graduate program due to lack of funds. Includes a program announcement. Blanchard also served as librarian of the University's Davis Library of Highway Engineering. Correspondence relates to the establishment and administration of the library and the donation of books for the library. Also, an offprint of a publication on the relationship between universities and municipal engineering offices. Includes announcements advertising the publication.

Blanchard, Ralph H. files, 1947-1957. 7/1947-6/1957
(2 Folders)

Box 409
Folder 10 to 11

Correspondence between Ralph H. Blanchard, chairman of Columbia University's Committee on Retirement Insurance, and high level University administrators. Correspondence dating from the 1940s relates to the establishment of a retirement plan for the University's non-academic employees, the administration of the University pension plan, and policies regarding retirement. Includes reports and pamphlets regarding retirment plans and policies. Also includes a table showing the age, gender, and years of service of the University's non-academic employees. Also, an address on disability insurance that was delivered by Blanchard in March, 1959 and correspondence regarding Blanchard's retirement.

Blashfield, Edwin Howland file, 1898-1918. (1 Folder) 1/1898-5/1918

Box 317
Folder 13

Correspondence between Edwin Howland Blashfield, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Art, and the president of Columbia University. correspondence relates to the University's buildings and art properties. The Advisory Committee on Art was established to oversee the selection of art works for Columbia and the administration of the University's art properties. Blashfield also advised University administrators regarding projects such as the design of Low Memorial Library, Kent Hall, and the Pulitzer Prize Medal.

Bleich, Hans H. file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 12/1953-3/1954

Box 670
Folder 25

Correspondence between Hans H. Bleich and Columbia University administrators. Bleich was director of the Institute of Air Flight Structures that was held at the University. Correspondence relates to the institute.

Blodgett, William T. file, 1910-1914. (1 Folder) 11/1910-10/1914

Box 665
Folder 2

Correspondence between William T. Blodgett and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Blodgett was a benefactor of the University. Correspondence relates to the bequest and reconveyance of the Blodgett farm to Columbia, the establishment of courses in agriculture and forestry, and the purchase and sale of the Van Wyck farm.

Bloetjes, Louis E. file, 1948-1949. (1 Folder) 7/1948-4/1949

Box 669
Folder 8

Correspondence between Louis E. Bloetjes, counsellor to veterans at Columbia University, and the president and provost of the University. correspondence relates to the Office of the Counsellor to Veterans and federal regulations governing veterans' education. In particular, the records discuss the GI Bill's provisions for doctoral candidates.

Bloor, William files, 7/1948-5/1957

Box 415
Folder 1 to 19

Correspondence between William Bloor, treasurer of Columbia University, and the real estate manager, assistant treasurer, and other University administrators. The records consist of correspondence and financial records.

Topics include: the rental of space for use by the University, real estate-related income and expenditures, University properties, the Kings Crown Hotel, gifts to the University, endowment funds, the management of special funds, the management of income from investments, financial analysis, and the financial administration of sponsored projects. The records often document gift receipts and track non-routine appropriations. Includes some minutes of the trustee finance committee

Bloor, William files, 6/1957-4/1960

Box 416
Folder 1 to 20
Bloor, William files, 5/1960-4/1964

Box 417
Folder 1 to 18
Bloor, William files, 5/1964-12/1967

Box 418
Folder 1 to 18
Bloor, William files, 12/1967-6/1971

Box 419
Folder 1 to 12
Blumenthal, George file, 1905-1919. (1 Folder) 12/1905-4/1919

Box 317
Folder 14

Correspondence between George Blumenthal and the president and secretary of Columbia University regarding Blumenthal's gifts to Columbia and the Blumenthal Lectures.

Topics include: the organization and administration of the Blumenthal Lectures, the establishment of a fund to endow a chair in politics, and the selection of an appointee to hold the chair. Also, correspondence discussing Blumenthal's thoughts on the teaching of politics

Boag, E. T. (Edward T.) files, 1890-1909. (2 Folders) 12/1890-6/1909

Box 659
Folder 12 to 13

Correspondence between Edward T. Boag, registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and the offices of Columbia's president and secretary. Correspondence relates to: the registration of Columbia College seniors who were matriculating as first year medical students, issues involving student fees, arrangements for President Butler to sign the college's diplomas, and budgeting for the college.

Also includes correspondence regarding Butler's plans to distribute college announcements to seniors at good colleges, physicians in the eastern and middle states, and the secretaries of other medical schools. Includes a newspaper clipping regarding Boag's death in a drowning accident in 1909

Boardman, Harry, file, 1962-1963. (1 Folder) 7/1962-5/1963

Box 673
Folder 13

Correspondence between Harry Boardman, assistant provost of Columbia University, and University administrators. Most of the correspondence relates to his management of the University's furniture gift program.

Correspondence between Franz Boas, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, and University administrators and faculty regarding the Department of Anthropology, projects, and expeditions, 10/1895-5/1942.

Box 318
Folder 1 to 7

Topics relating to the department include: gifts to the department, faculty appointments, budgeting, finances, and staffing needs. Correspondence also relates to anthropological research and expeditions, funding and appropriations for a variety of projects, the development of work in anthropology and enthnography at Columbia and elsewhere, and the state of anthropological education in the early twentieth century.

Specific topics include: instruction in East Asian cultures at Columbia, an expedition to China in the early 1900s and the establishment and work of the International School of Archeology and Ethnography in Mexico (ca. 1910 to 1911). Includes research proposals. Correspondence from the 1940s deals mainly with research appropriations.

Also, brief exchanges of correspondence between Boas and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, regarding politics and academic freedom during World War I and World War II, respectively. Boas was also secretary of the Germanistic Society of America. Some correspondence discusses the society's gifts to Columbia. Also includes correspondence relating to Boas' appointment and personnel issues

Bogert, Marston Taylor files, 1896-1939. (4 Folders) 5/1896-6/1939

Box 317
Folder 15 to 18

Correspondence between Marston Taylor Bogert, professor of organic chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University.

Topics include: the finances, facilities, library acquisitions and holdings, personnel, staffing needs, faculty appointments, and budgeting of the department.

Also, correspondence discussing the state of chemistry as a profession and education in chemistry. Includes correspondence regarding Bogert's personnel issues, professional activities, and committee memberships

Bogue, Morton G., file, 1940-1944. (1 Folder) 8/1940-3/1944

Box 381
Folder 21

Correspondence between Morton T. Bogue and the president, provost, and secretary of Columbia University. Bogue was an alumni trustee, a member of the trustee's committee on education and the University Committee on Athletics, and comptroller of athletics. Correspondence relates to items sent to the committee on education for approval as well as routine committee business and trustee affairs. Includes correspondence and budgets regarding financial administration and budgeting for athletics programs

Bonbright, James Cummings, file, 1928-1935. (1 Folder) 8/1928-6/1935

Box 354
Folder 16

Correspondence between James Cummings Bonbright, secretary of the Council for Research in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, and the Secretary of the University. Correspondence dating from 1929 to 1930 relates to research appropriations which were made by the council. Correspondence dating from 1934 to 1935 relates to council appropriations for Bonbright's Judicial Valuation research project

Booth, E. T. (Eugene Theodore) files, 1955-1957. (2 Folders) 7/1955-11/1957

Box 495
Folder 4 to 5

Correspondence between Eugene T. Booth, executive officer of the Department of Physics at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the department.

Topics include: facilities, personnel, the administration of research projects, staffing needs, equipment, and research funding. Includes a report regarding research and discoveries in the department (1957). Also includes a proposal to expand the particle physics research program at the University's Nevis Laboratories, the site of the Nevis Cyclotron. The proposal discusses the expansion of research facilities, the possible research uses of the site, and the expansion project's proposed budget

Booth, Willis H., file, 1955-1956. (1 Folder) 8/1955-5/1956

Box 671
Folder 55

Correspondence between Willis H. Booth and Grayson Kirk, President of Columbia University. Booth provided funding for the completion of the University's Citizenship Center. The building, which was to be used as a student center, was renamed Ferris Booth Hall as a memorial to Booth's son. Records include newspaper clippings and a list of donors. Also, correspondence between President Kirk and William Taylor regarding the Citizenship Center Finance Committee

Borchard, Stuart file, 1963-1964. (1 Folder) 1/1963-12/1964

Box 673
Folder 15

Correspondence between Stuart Borchard and Columbia University administrators. Correspondence and brochures relating to properties that the University hoped to purchase from Borchard

Borges, Jorge Luis file, 1970-1971. (1 Folder) 11/1970-4/1971

Box 108
Folder 21

Correspondence regarding the honorary degree from Columbia University that was awarded to Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinian writer. Correspondence relates to preparations for the honorary degree ceremony. Records include: the invitation and program for the ceremony, the text of the citation that was read during the ceremony, a press release regarding Borges, and a guest list

Borglum, Gutzon file, 1913-1914. (1 Folder) 12/1913-6/1914

Box 665
Folder 3

Correspondence between Gutzon Borglum and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Borglum was curator of an exhibition of the works of Constantin Meunier that was held at Columbia's Avery Library.

Topics include arrangements for the exhibition and exhibition-related expenditures

Boring, William A., files, 1912-1933
(2 Folders)
8/1912-6/1933

Box 342
Folder 13 to 14

Correspondence between William A. Boring, dean of the School of Architecture at Columbia University, and the University's president, secretary, and clerk of the board of trustees.

Topics include: faculty appointments, fellowships, equipment, professorships, prizes, personnel, and facilities. Includes correspondence and a proposal (ca. 1927-1929) relating to plans for the establishment of a chair and a school of city planning. Also includes a memorandum, dated 1917 proposing the establishment of a camouflage training camp for the Army and letters regarding the design and planning of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus

Borneman, John A. files, 1950-1964. (7 Folders) 7/1950-6/1964

Box 433
Folder 6 to 12

Correspondence between John A. Borneman and other Columbia University administrators and stafBorneman held numerous appointments including assistant to the secretary of the university, assistant to the chairman of the Committee on Public Ceremonies, acting secretary of the university, and director of space allocation. The records consist of correspondence, schedules, reports, and lists. Most of the records relate to the routine business of the Office of the Secretary or to preparations for University ceremonies. Beginning ca. 1961 correspondence also relates to procedures for University space planning and allocation. Includes minutes of the Space Committee dating from 1962. Includes a Placement Office bulletin dating from 1958

Borton, Hugh, files, 1948-1957. (2 Folders) 7/1948-4/1957

Box 419
Folder 16 to 17

Correspondence between Hugh Borton, Professor of Japanese and Director of the East Asian Institute at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. The records consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports relating to the institute.

Topics include: the establishment of the institute, faculty appointments, funding for the institute and its faculty, faculty exchanges, faculty affairs, lectures, programs, research, and publications. Includes correspondence regarding an academic freedom case involving Professor Shigeto Tsuru and correspondence with Sir George Sansom (ca. 1953) regarding a history of Japan that was sponsored by the institute. Also, correspondence regarding Borton's personnel issues and resignation. Includes information regarding Borton's project to write a history of Japan

Bowles, Frank Hamilton, files, 1934-1949. (8 Folders) 3/1934-6/1949

Box 378
Folder 2 to 9

Correspondence between Frank Hamilton Bowles and the provost, secretary, and other high level administrators of Columbia University. Also includes correspondence with University faculty members. Bowles held a number of appointments including director of University admissions and secretary of the Pulitzer Scholarship Committee. He also served on the Administrative Board of University Extension, Columbia's continuing education division. Most of the records consist of correspondence, reports, and pamphlets regarding admissions. Records also relate to the Pulitzer Free Scholarships, University Extension, and international students.

Topics related to admissions include: admissions policies and procedures, admissions requirements, scholarships, recruiting candidates for admission, public relations, the management of special funds, placement services, and veterans affairs. Includes annual and special reports documenting admissions and enrollment trends and statistics, application statistics, and the geographic distribution of admissions candidates. Includes reports documenting the schools of business (1938), architecture (1939), optometry (1939), and journalism (1949).

Also, correspondence and a report regarding the Pulitzer Free Scholarships, which were granted to needy New York City high school graduates. The report relates to a study of Pulitzer Scholars and consists of a narrative section and statistics on the earnings, occupations, and publications of scholarship recipients. The records also include a small amount of materials relating to the University Extension. Includes a proposal to establish an evening college (November, 1943). Correspondence dating from 1948 relates to Bowles' resignation to become the director of the College Entrance Examination Board and to issues involving international students

Bowman, John G. file, 1905-1910. (1 Folder) 5/1905-6/1910

Box 659
Folder 14

Correspondence between John G. Bowman and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Bowman was an assistant and tutor in English and served as secretary of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Most of the correspondence relates to the Carnegie Foundation (ca. 1907-1910). Includes correspondence regarding faculty retirement plans

Braun, Wilhelm A. file, 1900-1943. (1 Folder) 5/1900-5/1943

Box 317
Folder 19

Correspondence between Professor Wilhelm A. Braun of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University, and high level University administrators.

Braun was secretary of the Board of Religious and Social Work which oversaw Columbia's religious activities and helped to administer student social life and extracurricular activities. He also served as secretary of the Germanistic Society of America and director of Deutches Haus, Columbia's German cultural and educational center. Most of the correspondence relates to the administration of Deutsches Haus during World War I and the re-examination of its purpose in response to anti-German sentiment

Brebner, John Bartlet file, 1942-1943. (1 Folder) 11/1942-7/1943

Box 668
Folder 15

Correspondence between John Bartlet Brebner, professor of history at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects. Records include: a draft memorandum regarding the University's educational program for navy personnel, correspondence regarding relations between Columbia and Bard College, and correspondence regarding recruiting and appointments

Brewer, George Evans file, 1910-1918. (1 Folder) 9/1910-6/1918

Box 665
Folder 4

Correspondence between George Evans Brewer, professor of surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Includes correspondence with Samuel Lambert, dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. correspondence relates to the college.

Topics include: faculty appointments, funding, salaries, and proposed mergers with area hospitals. Also, detailed letters regarding army hospitals in France during World War I. The letters describe casualties, hospital affairs, bomb damage, and forays to the front lines.

Brewer, L. A. (Lawrence Alfred) files, 1947-1956. (5 Folders) 9/1947-5/1956

Box 409
Folder 12 to 16

Correspondence between Lawrence A. Brewer of the Purchasing Department at Columbia University and University administrators.

Topics include: the purchase and sale of equipment and supplies, the authorization of purchases, and Brewer's personnel issues. Includes many cover letters.

Brewster, W. T. (William Tenney) files, 1894-1930. (4 Folders) 5/1894-5/1930

Box 317
Folder 20 to 23

Correspondence between W. T. Brewster, professor of english and acting dean of Barnard College, and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to the administration of Barnard College, a women's college affiliated with Columbia. Brewster served as acting dean and, later, as provost and acting dean of Barnard

Topics include: faculty appointments, personnel issues, scheduling, budgeting, tuition and fees, student affairs and discipline, gifts to the college, public relations, staffing needs, financial aid, the curriculum, and college government. Also, correspondence discussing Barnard's mission, its relationship to New York City and to other institutions, and graduate education for women. Also includes correspondence on the administration of Barnard, the role of the dean, and the revision of the college statutes.

Includes the report of the Committee on the Conduct of Ph.D. Examinations. The report discusses Columbia's Ph.D. examination policies, criteria for granting the Ph.D., and procedures for the administration of examinations. Also, correspondence regarding Brewster's appointment and personnel issues. Records dating from 1929 to 1930 discuss Brewster's retirement

Brierly, Justin W. file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 10/1953-6/1954

Box 670
Folder 26

Correspondence between Justin W. Brierly and Columbia University administrators. Brierly was regional chairman of the Colorado chapter of the University's Bicentennial Committee. Correspondence relates to University President Grayson Kirk's trip to Colorado in 1954 in order to take part in an alumni celebration of Columbia's bicentennial. Includes membership lists for the committee

Brinton, Christian file,
1914
(1 Folder) 2/1914-6/1914

Box 665
Folder 5

Correspondence between Christian Brinton and the secretary of Columbia University. Brinton was a representative of The Players Club who worked with the University to administer an exhibition of the works of Constantin Meunier at Columbia's Avery Library. Correspondence relates to the exhibition catalog and exhibition-related expenditures

Britton, Nathaniel Lord file, 1890-1916. (1 Folder) 11/1890-12/1916

Box 318
Folder 8

Correspondence between Professor Nathaniel Lord Britton of the Department of Botany at Columbia University and high level University administrators regarding the department and the New York Botanical Garden.

Topics relating to the Department of Botany include: appointments, facilities, funding, equipment, research and educational collections, and staffing needs. Topics relating to the New York botanical Garden include: the establishment of the garden's site in the Bronx, relations between the garden and Columbia University, and the use of the garden's facilities for research.

Also, minutes of the Board of Managers of the New York Botanical Garden dating from 1913 to 1914 the By Laws of the New York Botanical Garden, and volume I, number I of the Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden, dated 1896. Also, proposals for a program in forestry dating from 1896 to the early 1900s and correspondence relating to Britton's personnel issues

Brookhart, Robert R. file, 1963-1964. (1 Folder) 7/1963-5/1964

Box 673
Folder 19

Correspondence between Robert R. Brookhart, assistant to the secretary of Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to routine administrative tasks.

Topics include: requisitions, pay orders, cash grants to individuals, and the updating of personnel records

Brooks, Robert Romano Ravi file, 1954-1955. (1 Folder) 7/1954-6/1955

Box 671
Folder 19

Correspondence between Robert Romano Ravi Brooks and the secretary of Columbia University. Brooks was dean of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and executive director of the Tuition exchange Program. Correspondence relates to tuition remission and tuition exchanges between Columbia, Barnard College, and other colleges and universities. Includes forms, announcements, and estimates. Also includes correspondence from Brooks' staff and memoranda from Brooks to tuition exchange liaison officers

Brown, Arthur file, 1958-1962. (1 Folder) 5/1958-6/1962

Box 500
Folder 15

Correspondence between Arthur Brown, assistant dean of the School of General Studies at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Records relate to: the discipline, academic standing, and expulsion of students. Other topics include: prizes, scholarships, and honors. Records include correspondence with individual students and their families. Includes student records

Brown, Charles file, 1957-1959. (1 Folder) 12/1957-5/1959

Box 493
Folder 21

Complaint letters regarding Columbia University and the New York School of Social Work which were sent to the University administration by Charles Brown

Brown, Clifford K. file, 1913-1916. (1 Folder) 12/1913-10/1916

Box 665
Folder 6

Correspondence between Clifford K. Brown and the secretary and chief clerk of Columbia University. Brown was general secretary of the University's Committee on Religious Work and a member of the Columbia University Christian Association and the Univeristy's chapter of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Correspondence relates to the mission of the Committee on Religious Work, which helped to oversee campus religious groups and programs, and the roles of campus Christian organizations. Includes routine correspondence regarding office space, the scheduling of events, and arrangements for meetings. Also includes minutes of the Committee on Religious Work dating from 1914

Brown, Courtney C. files, 1953-1971. (28 Folders) 10/1953-6/1963

Box 453
Folder 1 to 20

Correspondence between Courtney C. Brown, dean of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University, and University administrators and donors. The records consist of correspondence and press releases relating to the school.

Topics include: faculty appointments, research projects, funding for the school, and the business administration of the school. Includes a small amount of correspondence regarding the curriculum. Also includes an announcement from the Executive Program in Business Administration (1955) and a newsletter of the Executive Association of the Graduate School of Business dating from December, 1954. Brown was also deputy chairman of the National Manpower Council.

The council, which was established under the auspices of Columbia's Graduate School of Business, was composed of representatives from business, labor, medicine, public service and academia. The council studied manpower problems and worked towards a national manpower policy. Includes correspondence relating to the work of the council. Also, correspondence regarding Brown's appointment

Brown, Courtney C. files, 2/1963-6/1971

Box 454
Folder 1 to 8
Brown, Elmer Ellsworth file, 1903-1910. (1 Folder) 1/1903-5/1910

Box 659
Folder 15

Correspondence between Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United States commissioner of education, and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Most of the correspondence relates to national and international conferences on education. Also, correspondence regarding efforts to bring Chinese students to the United States (1908) and copies of regulations for the 10th International Art Exhibition, which was held at the Royal Crystal Palace of Munich in 1909

Brown, Sevellon file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 7/1953-5/1954

Box 670
Folder 27

Correspondence between Sevellon L. Brown, publisher of the Providence Journal and the Evening Bulletin, and Columbia University administrators. Correspondence relates to: Columbia's 1954 Bicentennial Celebration; the American Press Institute, Columbia's program of professional education for journalists; and Brown's candidacy for a honorary degree from Columbia

Brown, T. E. (Thomas Edward) file,
1935
(1 Folder) Apr-35

Box 667
Folder 43

A proposal by Thomas E. Brown entitled Proposed New Small Bore Range for Columbia University. The proposal, which appears to be for a firing range, includes blueprints and a construction budget

Brownell, S. B. (Silas B.) files, 1896-1910. (2 folders) 5/1896-12/1910

Box 659
Folder 16 to 17

Correspondence between Silas B. Brownell and the president of Columbia University. Brownell was a trustee of Barnard College, the women's college affiliated with Columbia. Correspondence relates to the college.

Topics include: the Barnard/Columbia Agreement (January 19, 1900), revisions to the by-laws of the Barnard board of trustees, plans for the construction of Milbank Quadrangle, and the search for a new dean of barnard (ca. 1908-1910). Records relating to the Barnard/Columbia Agreement include correspondence discussing the need for a resolution to stipulate that the dean of the college always be a woman

Bruce, Smith file, 1942. (1 Folder) 4/1942-6/1942

Box 668
Folder 14

Correspondence between Bruce Smith, secretary of the Institute for Public Administration at Columbia University, and the provost of the University. Correspondence relates to the budget of the institute for the 1942-1943 fiscal year

Brucker, Herbert file, (1 Folder)
1939
7/1939-10/1939
Box 668
Folder 4

A report entitled A Report for the Radio Committee of Columbia University on Radio and Mass Communications (October, 1939). The report discusses the relationship between radio and education, examines a proposal for the creation of a school of communications, and makes several recommendations regarding how Columbia should respond to developments in communications and broadcasting

Bruner, Herbert Bascom file, 1943-1944. (1 Folder) 2/1943-5/1944

Box 386
Folder 10

Correspondence between Herbert Bascom Bruner, professor of education in Teachers College at Columbia University, and the provost and secretary of the University. Records consist of correspondence and proposals relating to the planning and establishment of a program in rehabilitation training at Teachers College. The program was created in response to legislation proposing government-sponsored rehabilitation services for disabled veterans.

Topics include the mission, requirements, and curriculum of the program

Brunner, Edmund de Schweinitz file, 1947-1959. (1 Folder) 9/1947-6/1959

Box 409
Folder 17

Correspondence between Edmund de Schweinitz Brunner, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Bureau of Applied Social Research, and the vice president and other high level administrators of Columbia University. The records relate to research funding, the financial administration of the Bureau and of Bureau-sponsored projects, faculty appointments, personnel, and the administration of the Bureau.

Bruno, Harry A. file,
1954
(1 Folder)
June 1954

Box 670
Folder 28

A brochure celebrating the 30th anniversary of the public relations firm H. A. Bruno and Associates. The brochure was forwarded to Columbia University administrators by Harry A. Bruno

Bryant, William Cullen files, 1952-1958. (3 folders) 7/1952-6/1958

Box 448
Folder 6 to 8

Correspondence between William Cullen Bryant, chairman of the American Language Center in the School of General Studies at Columbia University, and University administrators. Includes correspondence with officials from aid organizations for international students. The records consist of correspondence and reports relating to the center.

Topics include: enrollment, orientation for international students, student affairs, financial aid, and student exchanges. The reports discuss the mission, staff, and educational and extracurricular programs of the center. Includes lists of international students. Also, a detailed report regarding a survey on teaching English in Japan that was prepared by Bryant for the Japan Society in 1955

Bryce, James Bryce file, 1900-1909. (1 Folder) 4/1900-12/1909

Box 659
Folder 18

Correspondence between James Bryce, and the president of Columbia University. Bryce was a member of Parliament. Correspondence relates to Bryce's lecture series, "The Relation of Law to History", which was given in 1904

Bucher, Walter H. files, 1942-1956. (5 folders) 12/1942-5/1956

Box 386
Folder 11 to 15

Correspondence between Walter H. Bucher and the vice president and provost, dean of the graduate faculties, and other high level administrators of Columbia University. Bucher held a number of appointments including professor of Geology, Newberry Professor of Geology, and executive officer of the Department of Geology.

The records consist of correspondence and budgets relating to the Department of Geology. Also, correspondence regarding: Columbia's Lamont Geological Observatory, appropriations for Bucher's research and field work expenditures, and the management of a special fund that was established to support his research.

Also includes correspondence relating to his personnel issues and professional activities. Topics related to the Department of Geology include: faculty appointments, faculty affairs, equipment, laboratories, staffing needs, budgeting, appropriations, the management of special funds, field work, and visiting professors. Includes correspondence regarding the Woodbridge Prize and a letter, dating from 1950 which relates to research involving the carbon 14 dating process

Buchler, Justus file, 1952-1953. (1 Folder) 7/1952-6/1953

Box 669
Folder 46

Correspondence between Justice Buchler, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to expenditures for Buchler's research project

Bucky, Philip file, 1947-1952. (1 Folder) 7/1947-6/1952

Box 409
Folder 18

Correspondence between Philip Bucky, acting Executive Officer of the Department of Mining and Metallurgy at Columbia University, and the provost of the University. The records consist of correspondence and budgets relating to the department and the School of Mines.

Topics include: personnel, appropriations, faculty appointments, budgeting, and staffing needs. Includes correspondence regarding school finances and budgetary problems

Bulger, Paul C. file, 1955-1959. (1 Folder) 7/1955-6/1959

Box 489
Folder 22

Correspondence between Paul C. Bulger and Columbia University administrators. Bulger was provost of Teachers College and secretary of the college faculty. The records relate to Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia University.

Topics include: admissions, personnel, and faculty affairs. Includes minutes of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Teachers College dating from November, 1955. Also includes cover letters and acknowledgement letters. Also, correspondence regarding Bulger's personnel issues

Bumpus, H. C. (Hermon C.) file, 1903-1908. (1 Folder) 2/1903-4/1908

Box 659
Folder 19

Correspondence between Hermon C. Bumpus, director of the American Museum of Natural History, and the president of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to cooperation between the University and the museum.

Topics include: University and museum faculty, plans to appoint the director of the museum as an ex officio member of the University's Faculty of Pure Science, and fund raising for a bust of Charles Darwin that was to be presented to Christ's College at Cambridge University

Burchell, Henry J. file, 1929-1930. (1 Folder) 9/1929-4/1930

Box 667
Folder 23

Correspondence between Henry J. Burchell, director of Casa Italiana at Columbia University, and the secretary and assistant secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to Casa Italiana, Columbia's Italian culture and educational center.

Topics include maintenance and funding for the center

Burden, William A. M. files, 1956-1969. (2 folders) 1/1956-4/1969

Box 492
Folder 20 to 21

Correspondence between William A. M. Burden, a trustee of Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Most of the correspondence relates to routine trustee business and personal favors. Includes correspondence regarding the gift of the Twombley-Burden Room in Columbia's Low Memorial Library and correspondence (ca. 1966) regarding the controversy over the University's involvement with the Institute of Defense Analysis. Also, biographical information regarding burden and correspondence regarding his appointment as a trustee. Includes routine cover letters, acknowledgement letters, acceptances and regrets, and invitations

Burdick, Francis M. file, 1891-1909. (1 Folder) 5/1891-5/1909

Box 659
Folder 20

Correspondence between Francis M. Burdick, professor of law in the School of Law at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Most of the correspondence is routine. Includes Burdick's congratulations to University President Seth Low on the reform of the New York City Charter in 1897 and correspondence regarding the administration of the Law Library (1901). Also includes minutes and correspondence regarding efforts by residents of Riverside Drive and Morningside Heights to close down illegal businesses at the corner of 110 Street and Broadway. The records, which date from 1899 refer to: the suppression of the nuisance at the south-west corner of Broadway and 110th Street, illegal resorts in the neighborhood, and the Little Coney Island nuisance

Burgess, John William files, 1890-1930. (8 folders) 1/1890-6/1930

Box 318
Folder 9 to 16

Correspondence between John William Burgess, Columbia University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler, and other University administrators regarding a wide range of topics. Burgess held appointments as Ruggles Professor of Constitutional Law, dean of the faculty of Political Science and dean of the Faculties of Political Science, Philosophy and Pure Science. At times, he also seems to have acted in President Butler's stead during the president's absences from campus.

Correspondence includes substantive discussion of issues surrounding Columbia's growth as a university, graduate education, and exchanges between German and American universities.

Topics include: relationships between the various schools of the University, new degree requirements, and the organization and growth of graduate instruction at the University. Includes correspondence on publicizing Columbia's new status as a university and explaining the university system to the public. Also, correspondence relating to the curriculum of Columbia College, then known as the School of the Arts, and the relationship between the College and the University. Correspondence dating from Burgess' time as dean also deals with the business of the Faculty of Political Science and the Faculties of Political Science, Philosophy and Pure Science.

Topics include: faculty appointments, student affairs, faculty affairs, and the curriculum. includes correspondence regarding Burgess' personnel issues and gifts to the University. Also, Burgess' reminiscences of his time at Columbia which were prepared for the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Political Science. Includes correspondence between Burgess and President Butler regarding a variety of issues including: happenings at the University during Butler's absences, University scandals, and public relations.

Also, substantive correspondence regarding the Roosevelt Professorship The Roosevelt Professor lectured at German universities and acted as a cultural emissary to German politicians and educators. Correspondence discusses the establishment and administration of the exchange professorship as well as the role and activities of the Roosevelt Professor. Includes correspondence and reports regarding German politics, society, higher education, and court life as well as the Roosevelt Professor's relations with German educators and officials. Includes correspondence on similar issues relating to the Kaiser Wilhelm Professorship, which brought German educators to the United States. Also, correspondence discussing the effect of World War I on Columbia's relations with German universities and American public opinion of Germany

Burke, Robert file, 1936-1937. (1 Folder) 9/1936-9/1937

Box 668
Folder 1

Correspondence between attorneys for Robert Burke and Columbia University. Burke was a Columbia student who was dismissed for participating in a demonstration. Correspondence relates to the case and Burke's political activities

Burlingame, Anson file, 1966-1967. (1 Folder) 1/1966-6/1967

Box 18
Folder 30

Correspondence between Anson Burlingame, director of the Office of Projects and Grants at Columbia University, and the vice president of the University. Correspondence relates to the administration of sponsored projects, grants, and government contracts at Columbia. Also, correspondence regarding University policies governing the payment of employee moving expenses

Burlingame, C. Charles file, 1925-1929. (1 Folder) 2/1925-4/1929

Box 667
Folder 14

Correspondence between C. Charles Burlingame and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Burlingame was executive officer of the joint administrative board of Columbia's medical school. Correspondence relates to the development of medical facilities in Manhattan.

Topics include: the transfer of land at 168th Street and Broadway from the Babies Hospital to the Neurological Institute of New York for the construction of medical facilities; the construction of the Neurological Institute's facilities at 168th Street; and the transfer of land at Riverside Drive to New York State for the construction of a state psychiatric institute and hospital. Incudes project budgets and deeds

Burmister, Donald M. file, 1969-1970. (1 Folder) 10/1969-6/1970

Box 72
Folder 26

Records regarding Donald M. Burmister, professor of civil engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. Burmister created the world's first soil mechanics laboratory at the University in 1933.

Topics include Burmister's achievements and his award from the American Society for Testing and Materials for his work in soil mechanics. Includes a copy of Burmister's report entitled "Hindsight Perspective and Foresight Forecasts" as well as a brief summary of the report. Also includes a photograph of Burmister and a letter in which he discusses his views on the world wide ferment of underprivileged and oppressed peoples

Burns, Arthur files, 1947-1970. (7 Folders) 1/1947-6/1970

Box 676
Folder 4 to 10

Correspondence between Arthur Burns and high level administrators at Columbia University. Burns held a number of appointments at the University including Professor of Ecomonics, Executive Officer of the Department of Economics, Chairman of the Committee on Instruction, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Faculties. Burns also served as director of research for the National Bureau of Economic Research and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Urban Land Use and Housing. After leaving the University, Burns became chairman of the federal Reserve Board during the Nixon administration. Records relate to a wide range of topics. Much of the material relates to: the Department of Economics, the responsibilities of the Advisory Committee of the Faculties, national economics and employment issues, and Burns' personnel issues and professional activities. Following his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, Burns corresponded with University president Andrew Cordier regarding the funding of higher education.

Topics related to the Department of Economics include: faculty affairs, visiting professors, arrangements for courses, teaching loads, the departmental curriculum, the management of special funds, budgeting and appropriations, and faculty recruiting and appointments.

Most of the records dating from 1965 to 1967 consist of reports from the National Bureau of Economic Research. As Director of Research for the bureau, burns forwarded numerous bureau reports on economics and related topics to the University administration. A number of these reports also date from 1962 to 1963.

The records also include the annual report of the bureau dating from May, 1952. most of the records relating to Burn's professional activities consist of vouchers requesting payment for research and clerical assistance for his project on international economic organization and social policies. Other records include his remarks regarding employment legislation that were delivered before a meeting of the American Statistical Association (September, 1962) and a reprint of his article, Hicks and the Real Cycle, from the Journal of Economic Philosophy. The records also relate to Burns' committee work. Most of the materials dating from 1961 to 1962 consists of records from the Advisory Committee of the Faculties. The records relate to: faculty affairs, faculty personnel policies, faculty salaries and benefits, and the business and mission of the committee. Materials relating to the Advisory Board of the Institute for Urban Land Use and Housing include a report on the development of the Morningside Heights neighborhood adjoining Columbia. In 1959 Burns also chaired a sub committee of the University Council that was charged with studying the functions and structure of the council. The records include the committee's findings and recommendations, which were called the Burns Report. Records relating to the Committee on Instruction include a report, statistics, and ballots regarding policies governing the composition of doctoral examination committees and the participation of extra-departmental faculty members on examination committees (December, 1958). Other records include correspondence documenting efforts to nominate David Truman for the presidency of the Academy of Political Science in 1962 and a report regarding business education at Columbia (November, 1952)

Burr, William H. files, 1892-1916. (3 Folders) 10/1892-6/1916

Box 319
Folder 1 to 3

Correspondence between William H. Burr, Professor of Civil Engineering in the School of Mines at Columbia University, and University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler. Much of the correspondence relates to the Summer School of Surveying which was held at the University's Camp Columbia property in Lakeside, Connecticut.

Topics include the: facilities, equipment, finances, mission, and curriculum of the summer school. Also, correspondence regarding the Department of Civil Engineering.

Topics include: laboratories, research projects, teaching methods, the curriculum, faculty appointments, and departmental finances. Also includes correspondence on the construction of Low Memorial Library and other University buildings. Burr was also a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Some correspondence discusses his activities as a member of the commission while visiting the Panama Canal site

Burrell, John Angus file, 1951-1952. (1 Folder) 9/1951-6/1952

Box 669
Folder 33

Correspondence between Professor John Angus Burrell of the School of General Studies at Columbia University and the secretary and vice president of the University. Burrell chaired the University's Committee on Public Ceremonies, which oversaw academic ceremonies and other official functions. Correspondence relates to preparations for the 1952 commencement ceremonies and appointments in the School of General Studies, Columbia's continuing education division

Burton-Opitz, Russell file, 1903-1910. (1 Folder) 5/1903-5/1910

Box 659
Folder 21

Correspondence between Russell Burton-Opitz of the Department of Physiology at Columbia University and the president and secretary of the University. Burton-Opitz held appointments as instructor, adjunct professor, and associate professor and was also the administrative head of the department. Most of the correspondence relates to faculty appointments and other routine matters. Includes letters (ca. September, 1909) regarding the admission of women to courses offered by the department

Bush, Robert R. file, 1970-1971. (1 Folder) 9/1970-2/1971

Box 108
Folder 22

Correspondence between Robert R. Bush, chairman of the Department of Social Psychology at Columbia University, and University administrators. Much of the correspondence relates to departmental concerns regarding funding, space needs, and other issues. Includes correspondence with departmental faculty and students regarding a variety of topics. Also includes Bush's letter of resignation as chairman.

Bush, Wendell T. file, 1911-1918. (1 Folder) 5/1911-6/1918

Box 665
Folder 7

Correspondence between Wendell T. Bush, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, and Nicholas Murray Butler, President of the University. Correspondence relates to: Bush's appointment, a lecture series on Greek religion that was given by Gilbert Murray, and the organization and housing of Butler's personal philosophy library for use by the University and the philosophy department. Includes copies of correspondence between Butler and Gilbert Murray

Butler, Eliza R. file, 1934-1935. (1 Folder) 9/1934-5/1935

Box 667
Folder 44

Correspondence between Eliza Butler and the secretary of Columbia University. Butler was the sister of University president Nicholas Murray Butler and the executive secretary of the Women's Committee on College Contacts. Includes correspondence with Virginia C. Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College and chairman of the Women's Committee on College Contacts. Correspondence relates to the work of the committee. Includes reports rating the quality of female graduate students at Columbia, based on academic and extracurricular factors, in order to award graduate residence scholarships. Also includes minutes from the committee's organizational meeting

Butler, Nicholas Murray files, 1890-1948. (38 Folders) 3/1890-4/1934

Box 486
Folder 1 to 21
Butler, Nicholas Murray files 5/1934-12/1948

Box 487
Folder 1 to 17

Correspondence between Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945 and high level University administrators. Butler was one of the most influential figures at the University from the 1890s throughout the first half of the 20th century -- a critical period of development for the University. Prior to his appointment as president, Butler served as dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. Following his retirement in 1945 he continued to serve as president emeritus and a trustee of the University. As dean of the Faculty of Philosophy during the administration of President Seth Low (1890-1901), Butler was a major force behind the transformation of Columbia College into a University. As president, Butler led the University during one of its greatest periods of growth and change. Butler was intimately involved in numerous details of developing and administering the institution. The correspondence relates to a wide range of subjects involving the development, mission, organization, administration, facilities, finances, faculty, and student body of the University. However, the materials are not a comprehensive record of Butler's presidency. His administration can be understood more fully by also reading the correspondence of the trustees, deans, and other top administrators who held office during Butler's presidency.

The records include: copies of a few of Butler's speeches, pages from his appointment books (1940-1944), and a copy of Academic Freedom and allied Subjects: Being Excerpts from the Annual Reports of President Nicholas Murray Butler, 1905-1935 (filed with records dating from 1948). Also, a file on the furnishings of the President's House (1936-1947), including itemized billing information and correspondence regarding the special fund for the Furnishing and Equipment of the President's house, which was established in 1922. Includes an inventory of furniture dated December 1, 1936.

Correspondence dating from Butler's term as dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (1890-1902) consists mostly of Butler's letters to Seth Low and copies of Low's replies. Includes numerous, detailed letters regarding the Faculty of Philosophy as well as other schools and departments at the University. Specific topics of interest include: the proposed integration of the School of Mines with Columbia College (November 3, 1893); Butler's objections to the creation of a trade school at Columbia (January 6, 1891); the University's affiliation with Teachers College, which Butler helped to establish in 1897 and which aligned with Columbia through agreements in 1893 and 1898 the establishment of a summer session in 1900 and Butler's involvement with organizations and committees outside of the University that dealt with college entrance requirements, secondary school curricula, and other educational issues.

The files dating from Butler's presidency served several purposes and the nature of the files changes over time. Much of the correspondence dating from approximately 1901 to 1918 was sent to University administrators by Butler while he was traveling overseas. Correspondents include Trustee John B. Pine and University secretaries Frederick P. Keppel and Frank D. Fackenthal. Correspondence dating from 1919 to 1930 consists of letters from Butler to Fackenthal and copies of Fackenthal's replies. Records from this period also include substantive correspondence (ca. 1919-1928) with Frederick J. E. Woodbridge, dean of the Graduate Faculties, and correspondence (ca. 1928-1930) with James C. Egbert, director of the University Extension, Columbia's continuing education division. Correspondence dating from 1930 to 1945 consists mostly of directives from Butler to Fackenthal, who served as secretary of the University until 1937 and Provost from 1937 to 1945 and University secretary Philip M. Hayden

Butler, Nicholas Murray, Mrs. file, 1947-1948. (1 Folder) 9/1947-5/1948
Box 487
Folder 18
Buttenwieser, Benjamin J., file, 1969-1971. (1 Folder) 7/1969-5/1971

Box 509
Folder 20

Correspondence between Benjamin J. Buttenwieser and high level administrators at Columbia University. Includes correspondence between Buttenwieser and Columbia presidents Andrew Cordier and William J. McGill. Buttenwieser was a trustee of the University. He also served on a number of committees, including the Committee on Development and the joint Administrative Board of the Medical Center. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects.

Topics include: gifts to Columbia, trustee business, events, donor relations, honorary degrees, and the management of special funds. Includes correspondence discussing procedural problems with the system for acknowledging gifts to the University. Also includes routine invitations and acknowledgement letters

Butterfield, Kenyon L., file, 1926-1928. (1 Folder) 9/1926-5/1928

Box 667
Folder 17

Correspondence between Kenyon L. Butterfield, president of the Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to efforts to establish an institute of rural affairs at Columbia.

Topics include sources of funding for the institute and plans for conferences to be held at the institute

Cadorin, Ettore, file, 1917-1918. (1 Folder) 6/1917-6/1918

Box 665
Folder 8

Correspondence between Ettore Cadorin, professor of Italian at Columbia University, and the president of the University. Correspondence relates to Cadorin's draft status in the Italian army during World War I, his petition for a waiver of the requirement to serve in the military, and his eventual return to Italy to serve in the army. Includes copies of correspondence with the Italian minister of foreign affairs, Italian ambassador, Italian counsel, and deputy of Venice

Calkins, Gary N., file, 1928-1930. (1 Folder) 7/1928-1/1930

Box 667
Folder 24

Correspondence between Gary N. Calkins, professor of zoology at Columbia University, and the president and assistant secretary of the University. correspondence relates to the Department of Zoology.

Topics include: faculty appointments, equipment, and departmental facilities in Schermerhorn Hall. Includes a budget for scientific apparatus and a summary of space allocations in the department

Calkins, Robert D., files, 1941-1947. (8 Folders) 7/1941-6/1947

Box 385
Folder 8 to 16

Correspondence between Robert D. Calkins, dean of Columbia University's School of Business, and high level University administrators. The records consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports relating to the School of Business. Records also relate to veterans' affairs.

Topics related to the School of Business include: faculty affairs, budgeting, fellowships, research funding, the financial administration of research projects, personnel, faculty appointments, facilities, gifts to the school, student affairs, faculty salaries, tuition and fees, and veterans' affairs. Includes correspondence regarding the establishment of the MBA and BS degrees (ca. 1944) and correspondence documenting the influence of World War II on the school.

Also includes correspondence and proposals regarding research programs including: consumer economics research (ca. 1945) and the establishment of a research program in real estate, urban land use, and housing (ca. 1945). Also includes long-range planning reports for the school (ca. 1943 and 1945) and correspondence and reports regarding certification programs in business and secretarial studies (ca. 1944). Also, correspondence and reports relating to veterans' affairs.

Topics include the Veterans Advisory Service and a University study of the need for government-sponsored educational programs for veterans. Also, the report of the Advisory Committee on Post-War Problems and Policies. The committee was established to consider Columbia's role in post-war education, public service, and public policy. Correspondence ca. 1946 relates to Calkins' resignation to become vice president and chairman of the General Education Board and the selection of his successor

Cammann, H. H. (Hermann H.), file, 1894-1908. (1 Folder) 1/1894-12/1908

Box 659
Folder 22

Correspondence between Hermann H. Cammann of the real estate office of H. H. Cammann & Co. and the president of Columbia University. Cammann was a trustee of Columbia and chairman of the Real Estate Committee of the Society of the New York Hospital. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects involving Columbia's Morningside Heights campus.

Topics include: the purchase of the campus property from New York Hospital, the development of the campus, the purchase of the South Field addition to the campus, and the development of roads and subways in the neighborhood. Includes a detailed letter regarding the disturbance that resulted from the disruption of a freshman dinner at the Carnegie Restaurant by sophomores from the University's School of Applied Science (December, 1897)

Campbell, Joseph, files, 1946-1955. (48 folders) 7/1946-6/1950

Box 402
Folder 10 to 18

Correspondence between Joseph Campbell and the high level administrators of Columbia University, the assistant treasurer, and donors. Much of the correspondence dating from 1955 is between the assistant treasurer and other University administrators. Campbell served as treasurer and was later appointed to serve as the University's first vice president for business affairs. The records consist of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents relating to University finances and financial administration. Also, agenda, correspondence, and financial records of the Advisory Committee on Investments and resolutions of the trustee committee on finance. Most of the records relate to appointments, appropriations, and income from endowments. Other topics include: University budget policies and procedures, accounting and financial analysis, investments and investment policy, the management of special funds, gifts to the University, real estate, insurance, and research and development contracts. Includes: a table showing gifts and bequests to the University from 1918 to 1948 a copy of the affiliation agreement between Columbia and the New York School of Social Work (1951), and an amendment to the Rockefeller Center lease (1953)

Campbell, Joseph, files, 1946-1955. 7/1950-1/1953

Box 403
Folder 1 to 19
Campbell, Joseph, files, 1946-1955. 2/1953-6/1955

Box 404
Folder 1 to 20
Campbell, Oscar James, files, 1944-1958. (8 folders) 7/1944-6/1958

Box 391
Folder 10 to 17

Correspondence between Oscar James Campbell, executive officer of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to the department and to attempts to establish an arts center at the University. Correspondence also relates to Campbell's personnel issues and committee memberships. Includes a lengthy memorandum (1948) regarding the mission and needs of the Faculty of Philosophy and a copy of Campbell's address before the University's opening exercises in September, 1951. most of the records dating from the 1940s to the mid 1950s consist of correspondence, budgets, and reports relating to the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Topics include: faculty appointments, faculty affairs, budgeting, appropriations, enrollment, visiting professors, prizes, graduate instruction, and staffing needs. Includes correspondence regarding the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, which was operated by the department. Also includes a number of letters regarding post-World War II overcrowding, enrollment, and staffing needs in the department and a copy of the departmental constitution dating from 1948. Campbell also chaired the Advisory Committee on the Arts Center. The committee worked to develop a University center for the fine and performing arts. Some of the records dating from the mid 1940s to the 1950s and most of the records dating from 1955 to 1958 consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, and minutes relating to attempts to establish the arts center.

Topics include: departments and schools to be included in the center, the proposed curriculum and programs of the center, space planning, and fund raising

Canfield, James Hulme, files, 1890-1910. (4 folders) 2/1890-6/1910

Box 659
Folder 23 to 26

Correspondence between James Hulme Canfield and the president of Columbia University. Includes correspondence with Nicholas Murray Butler, who became president of Columbia in 1902 during his term as dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. Prior to Canfield's appointment at Columbia, he served as chancellor of the University of Nebraska and president of Ohio University. Canfield served as librarian of Columbia University from 1899 to 1909. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects involving education, Canfield's career, and the Columbia University Libraries.

Correspondence dating from 1895 to 1899 dates from Canfield's terms as chancellor of the University of Nebraska and president of Ohio State University. During this time, Canfield and Butler corresponded regarding recommendations for faculty appointments and the selection of a superintendent of schools for New York. Records from 1899 also include correspondence regarding Canfield's candidacy to become librarian of Congress and Butler's strong support for his appointment.

Correspondence dating from 1899 to 1909 dates from Canfield's term as librarian of Columbia University. Most of the records from this period consist of detailed correspondence regarding the operations and administration of the libraries. Topics include: acquisitions, gifts to the library, budgeting, and facilities. Includes: correspondence regarding preparations for Canfield's installation (1899), correspondence regarding the replacement of copyists with a printing press for the production of catalog cards (1899), and plans to extend reading privileges beyond the University (1899). Other records include a lengthy letter from Vladimir Simkhovitch in which he discusses anarchism and proposes a study of the subject (September, 1901) and correspondence regarding the national financial crisis of 1907. Also includes correspondence regarding Canfield's trip to England, France and Germany in the fall of 1907. During the trip, Canfield acted as Columbia's representative and investigated educational practices in each country. Correspondence dating from 1909 to 1910 relates to Canfield's death and his memorial tablet, which is located the University's St. Paul's chapel

Cannon, John D., file, 1965-1967. (1 Folder) 9/1965-5/1967

Box 507
Folder 20

Correspondence between John D. Cannon, chaplain of Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Correspondence relates to a variety of subjects including religious events and issues involving the University's religious counsellors. Includes a letter regarding the University choir (September, 1965) and notes on meetings regarding a proposal to allow the Earl Hall religious center to be used as classroom space for elementary school students during a boycott of Public School 125 (April, 1967). Includes correspondence regarding Cannon's personnel issues and committee work

Carey, Jane Perry Clark file, 1948-1949. (1 Folder) 7/1948-5/1949

Box 669
Folder 9

Correspondence between Jane Perry Clark Carey, assistant professor of government in Barnard College at Columbia University, and the secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to a travel grant in support of Carey's research trip to Germany and the administration of her research project

Carey, Robert L., file,
1959
(1 Folder) 1/1959-3/1959

Box 672
Folder 39

Correspondence between Robert L. Carey, faculty chairman of the Columbia College alumni association, and the president of the University. correspondence relates to the annual Dean's Day celebration. Carey was in charge of Dean's Day events in 1959

Carlton, Newcomb, file, 1916-1918. (1 Folder) 1/1916-4/1918

Box 665
Folder 9

Correspondence between Newcomb Carlton, a Columbia University trustee, and the president and clerk of the University. Correspondence relates to Carlton's nomination to the board, the development of the University's medical school, the school's relations with Presbyterian hospital in New York City, and University public relations strategies. Includes a map of London's Mayfair District

Carlton, Robert A. W., file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 8/1953-6/1954

Box 670
Folder 29

Correspondence between Robert A. W. Carlton and Columbia University administrators. Carlton was chairman of the Egleston Medal Award Committee and a member of Columbia Associates, a group of University benefactors who made regular contributions to Columbia's general fund. Most of the correspondence relates to gifts to Columbia

Carman, Harry J. files, 1943-1959. (11 folders) 7/1943-3/1959

Box 389
Folder 1 to 13

Correspondence between Harry J. Carman, Moore Professor of History and Dean of Columbia College, and the high level administrators of Columbia University. Most of the records dating from 1943 to 1951 consist of correspondence, budgets, reports, and newsletters relating to Columbia College and undergraduate instruction at the University. Also, records documenting numerous educational organizations and committees on which Carman served. Also includes Carman's reminiscences of his time at Columbia.

Topics related to Columbia College include: budgeting, the curriculum, faculty appointments, faculty affairs, financial administration, prizes and awards, gifts to the college, scholarships, enrollment, staffing needs, fund raising, long-range planning, and requirements. Reports relating to the college include: a report on the revision of the major system (1947), reports of the Special Committee on the State of Columbia College dating from the 1940s and a report on the development of an undergraduate science curriculum (1949). Includes reports and correspondence dating from the early to mid 1940s which relate to the proposed establishment of a third undergraduate college at the University.

Records relating to the educational committees and organizations on which Carman Served include: a report of the Committee on Post-War Adult Education of the Adult Education Council of New York (1943); agenda and correspondence (ca. 1945-1949) relating to the Dean's Group, an organization of Ivy League deans that met to discuss a range of educational topics; correspondence and minutes (ca. 1957) of the Japan America Intellectual Exchange Program; and correspondence and reports (ca. 1950-1953) on the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, which was chaired by Carman. Following his resignation in 1952 Carman continued to correspond with University administrators regarding a range of subjects.

Topics include invitations and administrative appointments as well as Carman's retirement and honors. Records from this period include his Reminiscences of Thirty Years

Carmichael, Oliver C. file, 1947-1948. (1 Folder) 7/1947-1/1948

Box 668
Folder 43

Correspondence between Oliver C. Carmichael and the acting president and provost of Columbia University. Carmichael was vice chairman of the State of New York Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University. Correspondence relates to the commission, which studied proposals for a state University and anti-discrimination legislation involving colleges and universities. Correspondence also relates to a report on the cost of programs in higher education

Carnegie, Andrew, file, 1896-1908. (1 Folder) 11/1896-6/1908

Box 659
Folder 27

Correspondence between Andrew Carnegie and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University. Only a few items, most of which are invitations, are dated prior to Butler's installation as president of the University in 1902. Most of the correspondence dating from 1902 to 1908 relates to Butler's attempts to solicit donations for various projects.

Topics include funding for: the purchase of the South Field extension to Columbia's Morningside Heights campus, the construction of an athletic field near the Hudson River between 116th and 120th streets, and the establishment of a foundation for the promotion of surgical science. Correspondence regarding funding for an athletic field also includes information regarding Columbia's ban on football in 1905

Carpenter, George Rice, files, 1893-1909. (3 folders) 1/1893-10/1909

Box 320
Folder 1 to 3

Correspondence between George Rice Carpenter, professor of Rhetoric and English Composition at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Carpenter was also chairman of the Committee on Instruction and a member of the University Committee on Entrance Examinations.

Topics include: the Department of Rhetoric and English Composition, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and entrance examinations and requirements. Topics relating to the Department of Rhetoric and English Composition include: faculty appointments, course scheduling, staffing needs, facilities, prizes, fellowships, and the organization of the department. Also, correspondence regarding the establishment of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ca. 1900) and the administration of the department.

Topics include: departmental relations with Barnard College, the women's college affiliated with Columbia; English instruction for Barnard students; departmental relations with Extension Teaching, the University's adult education division; the curriculum of the department; and graduate instruction in the department. Also, correspondence relating to the University Committee on Entrance Examinations.

Topics include: the business of the committee, admissions criteria, and the administration of entrance examinations. Also, correspondence regarding the routine business of the Committee on Instruction. Includes a study of teaching loads and faculty efficiency (ca. 1908) Also includes correspondence regarding registration procedures and the organization of the registrar's office as well as correspondence on the establishment of the George Rice Carpenter Memorial Library

Carpenter, William H. files, 1890-1926. (11 folders) 5/1890-3/1926

Box 319
Folder 4 to 14

Correspondence between William H. Carpenter, professor of Germanic philosophy in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Carpenter also held numerous important administrative posts and committee appointments including: dean of the Graduate Faculties, secretary of the Committee on Higher Degrees, secretary of the University Council, secretary of the Columbia University Press, provost, and acting librarian. The primary focus of the correspondence is administrative, procedural and financial issues surrounding the University's academic affairs and faculty affairs.

Topics include: funding, awarding and administering scholarships and fellowships; setting and monitoring degree requirements; interpreting course and degree requirements and policies to students; and addressing issues regarding the recognition of requirements and privileges between the various schools of the University. Other topics include: faculty appointments and benefits, the establishment and administration of named professorships, gifts to the University, and equipment for laboratories and departments. Also, correspondence regarding the financial relationship between Columbia University Press and the University. Includes correspondence on faculty manuscripts which were submitted to the press. Also, correspondence relating to the administration of Columbia's libraries.

Topics include: budgeting, facilities, collections, staff, finances, and policies

Carpentier, Horace W., files, 1900-1918.
(3 Folders)
3/1900-5/1918

Box 320
Folder 4 to 6

Correspondence between Horace W. Carpentier, a trustee and benefactor of Columbia University, and University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler. Correspondence relates to: Carpentier's gifts to support study and instruction in Asian culture, his other gifts to Columbia, and University finances and government.

Much of the correspondence relates to Carpentier's support for the establishment of the Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures. Topics related to the department include: its mission, funding, faculty appointments, and the curriculum. Also, correspondence regarding carpentier's gift to establish the Dean Lung Professorship and his support for education and research in Asian cultures. Also includes correspondence discussing Carpentier's thoughts on education in Asian cultures and languages, American public opinion of China, and American political relations with China. Also, correspondence regarding Carpentier's numerous other gifts to columbia.

Topics include: the establishment of the James S. Carpentier Fund in support of a lectureship in law, funding for Kent Hall, and the establishment of the Henry Berg Fund to promote what Carpentier described as humane education and the prevention of cruelty. also, correspondence with President Butler regarding a range of subjects.

Topics include: Columbia's government and mission, alumni representation, the powers of the board of trustees, and the University's financial problems and financial strategy. Includes a brief exchange of letters regarding the admission of women to the School of Law. Also includes a copy of Carpentier's will

Casals, Pablo, file,
1970
(1 Folder) 2/1970-5/1970

Box 72
Folder 27

Correspondence regarding the honorary degree that was awarded to cellist Pablo Casals by Columbia University. Correspondence relates to preparations for the special convocation in honor of Casals. Records include: several copies of the program from the convocation, information regarding Casals' life and works, and the text of the president's introductory address at the degree presentation ceremony

Case, Everett Needham, file, 1947-1949. (1 Folder) 7/1947-6/1949

Box 409
Folder 19

Correspondence between Everett Needham Case, president of Colgate University, and Frank D. Fackenthal, the acting president of Columbia University. Includes correspondence with Columbia's provost. Case and Fackenthal represented the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York at hearings regarding legislation to ban discrimination in college admissions that were held before the New York State Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. Most of the records consist of correspondence, reports, and statements regarding the anti-discrimination legislation and charges of discrimination which were brought against Columbia

Castro, Fidel file,
1959
(1 Folder) Apr-59

Box 679
Folder 25

Correspondence regarding a visit to Columbia University by Fidel Castro in April of 1959. Most of the records consist of intra-university memoranda regarding arrangements for the visit. Also includes a guest list and procedures to be followed during the visit

Caswell, Hollis L., files, 1948-1960.
(3 Folders) )
7/1948-6/1960

Box 419
Folder 18 to 20

Correspondence between Hollis L. Caswell and high level administrators at Columbia University. Caswell served as Associate Dean, Dean, and President of Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia. The records consist of correspondence and budgets regarding Teachers College. Also, correspondence and invitations (ca. 1955) relating to Caswell's inaugural as President of Teachers College and a number of letters regarding issues involving education and the education of teachers. Also, correspondence (ca. 1955) regarding negotiations between the Transport Workers Union of American (TWU) and the college.

Topics related to Teachers College include: faculty appointments, admissions and admission policies, relations between Teachers College and Columbia, the preparation of College announcements, and policies regarding cross-registration between Teachers College and the University's School of General Studies and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Includes correspondence regarding the Horace Mann and Lincoln schools, a proposal for a school on Morningside Heights (1957), and a proposal for a research and training program in comparative education (1959)

Cattell, James McKeen files, 1890-1923.
(5 Folders)
6/1890-2/1923

Box 320
Folder 7 to 11

Correspondence between James McKeen Cattell, professor of psychology at Columbia University, University presidents Seth Low and Nicholas Murray Butler, and other University administrators.

Topics include the business and organization of Department of Psychology and Cattell's dismissal from the University.

Correspondence dating from 1890 to approximately 1917 relates to the Department of Psychology. In particular, the correspondence documents the frequent reorganizations and mergers in the department. During the period covered by these records, the department became the Department of Psychology and Anthropology, the Department of Philosophy and Psychology, and, eventually, the Division of Philosophy, Psychology and anthropology. Topics related to the business of the department include: faculty appointments, laboratories, finances, personnel, course and degree requirements, and staffing needs. Include substantive correspondence on the curriculum in both psychology and anthropology.

Also includes a proposal for the physical and psychological testing of students and related correspondence as well as correspondence regarding the application of psychology to teaching. Also, correspondence between Cattell and President Butler regarding the role of the faculty of Columbia College, the relationship between the faculty and the trustees, faculty relations with the administration, and the powers of the faculty. Also, correspondence between Cattell, Butler, and University trustees regarding Cattell's dismissal in 1917. Also includes correspondence between Butler, trustees, faculty, alumni, and the public regarding Cattell's dismissal. Includes reports, legal documents, and clippings regarding the case

Chalmers, Margaret, file, 1956-1957. (1 Folder) 7/1956-5/1957

Box 672
Folder 7

Records submitted to the Columbia University administration by Margaret Chalmers, administrative assistant to the Director of the University's School of International Affairs. Among other topics, the records relate to the evaluation of candidates for Ford Foundation fellowships and efforts to conduct a census of School of International Affairs students

Chaloner, John Armstrong, file, 1929-1930. (1 Folder) 5/1929-6/1930

Box 667
Folder 25

Correspondence between John Armstrong Chaloner and the secretary and trustees of Columbia University. Chaloner was a benefactor of the University. Correspondence relates to the Chaloner Historical Prize

Chamberlain, Joseph Perkins file, 1911-1948. (1 Folder) 4/1911-6/1948

Box 342
Folder 15

Correspondence between Joseph Perkins Chamberlain, a benefactor of Columbia University and secretary of the advisory board of the University's Legislative Drafting Research Fund, and high level University administrators. Correspondence dating from 1911 to 1918 relates to Chamberlain's gift to establish the Legislative Drafting Research Fund, the endowment of a professorship of legislative drafting, the work of the Advisory Board of the Legislative Drafting Research Fund, and the administration of the Fund office.

Also, correspondence dating from 1947 to 1948 documenting the work of the Committee on Student Organizations to study issues surrounding the approval of speakers sponsored by student groups and to write regulations governing the selection of speakers by student organizations. There is a gap in the records between 1918 and 1947

Chamberlain, Lawrence H., files, 1947-1967.
(20 Folders)
10/1947-6/1965

Box 410
Folder 1 to 19

Correspondence between Joseph A. Chamberlain and the high level administrators of Columbia University. Chamberlain held numerous appointments including executive officer of the Department of Public Law, Dean of Columbia College, and Vice President of the University. Correspondence dating from the 1940s relates to the Department of Public Law. Records dating from the 1950s consist of correspondence, reports, proposals, budgets, and discussion papers relating to the academic affairs of Columbia College. Much of the correspondence dating from the 1960s relates to Chamberlain's responsibilities as vice president. Also, correspondence (ca. 1950-1955) relating to the Columbia Forum on Democracy, a leadership conference for students from area high schools. includes the proceedings of the forum.

Topics related to the Department of Public Law include: staffing needs, the curriculum, prizes, teaching loads, and undergraduate instruction. includes correspondence regarding the Bennett Prize. Topics related to Columbia College include: faculty appointments, prizes, student organizations and activities, scholarships, faculty affairs, the curriculum, and requirements. Includes records regarding the relationship between Columbia College and the University and correspondence regarding University long-range planning.

Also includes a proposal, dating from 1950 which argues for a national examination for the purpose of indentifying candidates for military service. As vice president, Chamberlain appears to have assumed University-wide academic and administrative responsibilities that were similar to his activities as dean of Columbia College. Additional topics related to the University include: development, building programs, student affairs, and policies regarding students

Chamberlain, Lawrence H. files, 7/1965-6/1967

Box 411
Folder 1
Chamberlain, Lydia C., files, 1919-1924.
(2 Folders)
1/1919-6/1924

Box 667
Folder 5 to 6

Correspondence between Lydia C. Chamberlain, a benefactor of Columbia University, and the University's president, secretary and clerk of the board of trustees. Correspondence relates to the Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowships and the Lydia C. Roberts Travelling Fellowships. The fellowships were established to fund the graduate education of caucasian college graduates from Iowa. Includes a copy of Chamberlain's will and the agreement between Chamberlain and the New York Trust Company to establish the fellowship funds

Chamberlain, Mervin A., file, 1956-1957. (1 Folder) 10/1956-6/1957

Box 672
Folder 8

Correspondence between Mervin A. Chamberlain, professor of air science at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence consists of personal messages

Chamberlin, Jo Hubbard, file, 1954-1955. (1 Folder) 12/1954-3/1955

Box 671
Folder 20

Correspondence between Jo Hubbard Chamberlain, associate director of the American Assembly, and the president's office at Columbia University. includes correspondence with businessmen and faculty members. Correspondence relates to the American Assembly, a national conference and discussion program that was based in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

Topics include: gifts to the assembly and events

Chambers, Frank W. file, 1946-1947. (1 Folder) 9/1946-5/1947

Box 668
Folder 27

Correspondence between Frank W. Chambers, president of the Alumni Federation of Columbia University, and the acting president of the University. Correspondence relates to: the administration of the federation, the financial relationship between the federation and the University, and the care of alumni records

Chandler, Charles Frederick files, 1890-1917
(4 Folders)
1/1890-10/1917

Box 319
Folder 15 to 18

Correspondence between Charles Frederick Chandler, professor of chemistry and dean of the School of Mines at Columbia University, and University presidents and other administrators regarding the School of Mines, the Department of Chemistry, and the role of the dean. Much of the correspondence deals with the Department of Chemistry.

Topics include: laboratories, equipment and supplies, appointments, staffing needs, facilities, personnel, tuition and fees, instruction in the department, and departmental privileges. Also, correspondence regarding the laboratories and facilities of the School of Mines, the design of Havermeyer Hall, and the chemistry curriculum of the School of mines and the University's medical school. Also includes correspondence between Chandler and President Seth Low regarding the role of the dean and relations between Chandler and Low. Also includes correspondence relating to Chandler's personnel issues

Chandler, Norman, file, 1960-1961. (1 Folder) 9/1960-3/1961

Box 672
Folder 72

Correspondence between Norman Chandler and high level administrators at Columbia University. Chandler was an alumnus of the University and president of the Time-Mirror Company. Correspondence relates to a luncheon meeting regarding admissions and Chandler's suggestions for appointments to the Pulitzer Prize Committee

Chapman, John Martin, file, 1953-1954. (1 Folder) 7/1953-5/1954

Box 670
Folder 30

Correspondence between John Martin Chapman of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the Consumer Management Program that was held at Columbia's Arden House conference center

Chase, Daniel, file, 1956-1957. (1 Folder) 7/1956-5/1957

Box 672
Folder 9

Correspondence between Daniel Chase, executive director of the Sportsmanship Brotherhood, and the president and trustees of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to various events sponsored by the Sportsmanship Brotherhood

Chase, William J., file, 1948-1949. (1 Folder) 7/1948-6/1949

Box 669
Folder 10

Correspondence between William J. Chase, assistant chaplain of Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the chaplain's Office and religious activities at the University.

Topics include: religious services, organ concerts in Columbia's St. Paul's Chapel, and budgeting for religious activities. Includes Christmas cards and condolence letters

Chauvet, Marie-Claude, file,
1966
(1 Folder)
3/66

Box 18
Folder 20

Correspondence between Marie-Claude Chauvet, a visiting professor at Columbia University, and the secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to Chauvet's visa

Cheatham, Elliott Evans files, 1945-1956.
(2 Folders)
4/1945-6/1956

Box 405
Folder 15 to 16

Records sent to Columbia University administrators from Elliot Evans Cheatham, professor of law at the University. The records document four projects in which Cheatham was involved on behalf of the administration. The records relate to the Bureau of Applied Social Research (ca. 1945-1946), admissions policies and the admissions office (1948), the Committee on University Education for the Professions (1955), and the School of Painting and Sculpture (1956).

Records dating from 1945 to 1946 consist of 3 reports from the Committee on Social Science Agencies to the Council for Research in the Social Sciences. The reports discuss the organization, policies, and research goals of the Bureau of Applied Social Research and relations between the bureau and the Council for Research in the Social Sciences. Records dating from 1948 consist of correspondence and a report regarding the revision of admissions policies and procedures, the administration of the admissions office, and the establishment of the Office of the director of University Admissions. Records dating from 1955 consist of multiple copies of a report from the Committee on University Education for the Professions to the University Council. The report discusses the University's role in providing professional education, the relationship between undergraduate instruction and professional education, and the University's educational objectives and methods. Records dating from 1956 consist of correspondence and a report regarding the administration of Columbia's School of Painting and Sculpture and its relationship to the University

Cheeseman, T. M. (Timothy Matlock), file, 1893-1916. (1 Folder) 6/1893-10/1916

Box 318
Folder 17

Correspondence between Timothy M. Cheeseman and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University.

Topics include: the administration of Columbia's medical school and the Vanderbilt Clinic, the selection of a director for the University's cancer research center, and University relations with Presbyterian Hospital

Childs, Richard S., file,
1940
(1 Folder) 5/1940-6/1940

Box 668
Folder 5

Correspondence between Richard S. Childs, chairman of the Institute for Public Administration at Columbia University, and the provost of the University. Correspondence relates to the institute.

Topics include: relations between the institute and Columbia, budgeting, University concerns regarding the staff of the institute, and proposals for the institute's reorganization. Includes an audit of the institute for the 1938-1939 fiscal year

Chittenden, R. H. (Russell H.), file, 1898-1909. (1 Folder) 1/1898-5/1909

Box 659
Folder 28

Correspondence between Russell H. Chittenden and the president of Columbia University. Chittenden was director of the Department of Physiological Chemistry in Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Correspondence dating from 1898 to 1901 relates to the creation of the department, Chittenden's appointment, and faculty appointments in the department. Records dating from 1909 consist of one letter regarding Chittenden's son. There is a gap in the records between 1901 and 1909

Chrystie, Thomas Wittier file, 1948-1955. (1 Folder) 7/1948-6/1955

Box 425
Folder 14

Correspondence between Thomas Wittier Chrystie and the president and secretary of Columbia University. Chrystie was an alumni trustee. Correspondence relates to: arrangements to care for the graves of Columbia University president Nicholas Murray Butler and his wife, the inscriptions on the gravestones, and the disposition of certain of president Butler's personal items. Correspondence also relates to personal favors, events, and Chrystie's committee memberships.

Includes a newspaper clipping regarding the death of Chrystie's father and prominent Columbia alumnus, T. L. Chrystie (1954). Also includes routine invitations

Churchill, Winston, file, 1945-1946. (1 Folder) 12/1945-5/1946

Box 668
Folder 21

Records relating to the honorary degree that was conferred on Winston Churchill by Columbia University. Includes the text of Churchill's speech at the degree ceremony. Includes newspaper clippings and announcements relating to the Committee on Permanent Peace, a newly-established campus organization that opposed Churchill's foreign policy

Clark, Alexander, file, 1965-1966. (1 Folder) 10/1965-4/1966

Box 18
Folder 21

Correspondence between Alexander Clark, director of the Office of University Placement and Career Planning at Columbia University, and University administrators. Correspondence relates to the 1965 Columbia Conference on Careers and the dissolution of the Advisory Committee on Student Agencies. Includes two copies of the placement office's annual report for the 1964-1965 academic year

Clark, Donald L., file, 1946-1947. (1 Folder) 12/1946-4/1947

Box 668
Folder 28

Records relating to the proposed establishment of a new school of the arts at Columbia University. The records appear to have been forwarded to the University administration by Donald L. Clark, a professor of rhetoric at Columbia and chairman of the committee that was appointed to determine the organization and administration of the new school. Includes budgets for the project and committee reports

Clark, John Bates file, 1895-1910. (1 Folder) 2/1895-5/1910

Box 659
Folder 29

Correspondence between John Bates Clark, professor of political economy in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at Columbia University, and the president and secretary of the University. Most of the correspondence relates to Clark's personnel matters. Much of the correspondence also relates to Barnard College, the women's college affiliated with Columbia.

In particular, the correspondence discusses: the division of Clark's teaching responsibilities between the University and Barnard College; his concerns over being perceived as a Barnard faculty member; and disputes between University president Seth Low, the dean of the School of Political Science, and the University Council regarding the use of Columbia faculty to teach Barnard courses and the admission of Barnard students to University courses. Also, routine correspondence regarding faculty appointments and faculty affairs in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences

Clark, John Maurice, file, 1954-1955. (1 Folder) 10/1954-3/1955

Box 671
Folder 21

Correspondence between John Maurice Clark, professor of political economy at Columbia University, and the secretary of the University. Correspondence relates to the honorary degree that was awarded to Clark during Columbia's 1954 bicentennial celebration. Correspondence also relates to Clark's service as an escort to Elizabeth II, Queen of England, during her visit to Columbia in 1954. Includes biographical information on Clark. Also, records relating to Clark's personnel issues and appointment

Clark, Kenneth, file,
1954
(1 Folders)
9/1954-10/1954
Box 671
Folder 22

Correspondence between Kenneth Clark, chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, and the secretary of Columbia University. Correspondence relates to the honorary degree that was awarded to Clark at Columbia's 3rd Bicentennial Convocation in 1954. Includes biographical information on Clark

Clarke, Hans Thacher file, 1928-1933. (1 Folder) 8/1928-6/1933

Box 667
Folder 26

Correspondence between Hans Thacher Clarke, professor of biological chemistry at Columbia University, and the secretary of the University. correspondence relates to the Gies Fellowship in Biological Chemistry and Clarke's work on the University's Committee on Patent Procedure

Clay, Lucius D., file,
1960
(1 Folder) 1/1960-6/1960

Box 672
Folder 53

Correspondence from Lucius D. Clay, chairman of the columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Development Committee. Most of the correspondence consists of acknowledgement letters to donors. Also, a letter regarding docking for the Vema, the research vessel that belonged to the University's Lamont Geological Observatory

Clough, Shepard Bancroft, file, 1948-1954. (1 Folder) 11/1948-6/1954

Box 425
Folder 15

Correspondence between Shepard B. Clough, Professor of History in the Department of History at Columbia University, and high level University administrators. Most of the records dating from the 1940s relate to a student exchange program and the preparation of doctoral dissertations in the history department. Clough also served on the administrative committee for Casa Italiana, Columbia's Italian culture and educational center. Many of the records dating from the 1950s relate to Casa Italiana.

Topics include: personnel, events, and Clough's relations with other faculty members. Clough also chaired the University's placement committee. Records include correspondence and statistics regarding job placement for University graduates

Coe, Edward B., files, 1896-1914.
(2 Folders) )
4/1896-10/1914

Box 320
Folder 12 to 13

Correspondence between Edward B. Coe, a trustee of Columbia University and chairman of the trustee committees on honors and education, and the president and secretary of the University.

Topics include: the business of the trustees, arrangements for trustee meetings, and setting the agenda items for trustee meetings. Also, correspondence relating to the work of the committees on education and honors as well as the academic affairs of the University.

Topics include: faculty appointments; the reorganization of departments, in particular the Department of Economics; and honorary degree nominations. Also, a brief exchange of letters (ca. 1910) with Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia, regarding the rights and responsibilities of the faculty and trustees and a conflict between instruction in the Department of History and the religious beliefs of students