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Series XI: Student Activities and Student Life

Arranged in 7 sub-series, this series contains images of Columbia student clubs, fraternities, performing groups, publications and student traditions over the years.

Subseries: XI.1: General

Images of student activities and student life that did not easily fit in the other sub-series categories created.

Prom, Sophomore-Freshmen, 1952

Box 195

(Notes: Mad Hatter theme.)

Butler Library Banner Project, 1989
Box 195
Dorm Council, undated
Box 195
Freshman Week, 1950s

Box 208

(Notes: freshman beanies)

Greek Games, undated

Box 195
International students, ca. 1945-1955
Box 195
International Students, Hungarian, ca. 1956
Box 195
Miscellaneous, ca. 1900-1950s
Box 195

(Notes: Campus views; Lawrence Kobrin CC '54 snapshots)

Miscellaneous, ca. 1960-1990
Box 195

(Notes: Group portraits.)

Miscellaneous, Taken by Barbara Kashian Gubbins, c. 1970s
Box 195
Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1990s
Box 195
Orientation, ca. 1980s 1995-1997
Box 195

(Notes: Students moving into dormitories, diversity training, information sharing. College freshmen.)

Orientations, 1951
Box 195

(Notes: Class of 1955 Freshman Orientation.)

Representatives, international conferences, 1946
Box 195

(Notes: Frank Fackenthal (acting President), John Szaniawski, William Silvernail, Robert Frosch, and Walter Truslow.)

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), 1940s-1950s
Box 195

(Notes: ROTC.)

Student Representatives, 1916
Box 195

(Notes: Student board. Group portrait.)

Student Representatives, 1950s
Box 195

(Notes: Columbia College.)

Unidentified group portraits, 1911 1940 1960 ca. 1970
Box 195

(Notes: Article: Kellett.)

Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s

Box OS 19

(Notes: Nurse.)

Miscellaneous, 1950-1960s
Box OS 19

(Notes: Unidentified formal portraits. Students.)

Student Representatives, 1914 1911 1919
Box OS 19
Miscellaneous, 1900 1910 ca. 1920
(2 Folders)

Box XL 9

(Notes: Group Portraits.)

Miscellaneous1895-1925
(2 Folders)

Box XL 8

(Notes: Students.)

Student Representatives, 1914

Box XL 9

Subseries: XI.2: Clubs

Images of a variety of student clubs that once existed or continue to exist at Columbia.

1864 Society, 1932

Box 196
Bicycle Club, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Bicycle Club.)

Buffalo Club, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Studio group portraits.)

Camera Club, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Various activities of the Camera Club.)

Chess Club, n.d.,
Box 196

(Notes: Various activities of club.)

Columbia College Amateur Photographic Society, 1887
Box 196

(Notes: CUCA; YMCA.)

Column Club, undated
Box 196

(Notes: photocopy; Century Club; Century Association.)

CURC, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Radio station.)

Debating Team, undated
Box 196
Deutscher Verein, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Includes 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Early Eighties, ca. 1918-1932
Box 196

(Notes: Harry Bennet.)

Filatelicus, n.d.,
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Glee Club, 1950s 1960s
Box 196

(Notes: Trip to White House.)

International Students Club of Columbia University (ISCCU), 1948 March12
Box 196

(Notes: Donated by Krishna Chandra Asthana.)

Intramural Board, undated
Box 196
Jewish Students Society, 1932
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian.)

Miscellaneous, 1916
Box 196

(Notes: Halftone prints.)

Newman Club, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Catholic students.)

Peithologian Society, undated
Box 196

(Notes: Photo of badge and medal.)

Philolexian, undated
Box 196
Pre-Engineering Society, undated
Box 196

(Note: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Pre-Law Society, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Rifle Club,1950s
Box 196
Seixas-Menorah Club, 1953
Box 196

(Notes: Seixas-Menorah Club.)

Student Homophile League, ca. 1970s
Box 196

(Notes: Information booth in front of Low Library.)

Van Am Club, undated
Box 196
WKCR-FM, undated
Box 196

(Notes: From OPA files.)

Banjo Club, 1896 and undated

Box OS 17
Chess Team, 1926
Box OS 17
Columbia University Christian Association, 1904 1913 1919 1925
Box OS 17
Debating team, 1911
Box OS 17
Deutscher Verein, ca. 1902 1922
Box OS 17

(Notes: "Alt Heidelberg" Deutsche Theater, University Place.)

Dramatic Society, 1931-1932
Box OS 17

(Notes: Seth Low Junior College.)

Early Eighties, n.d.
Box OS 17

(Notes: Signed by members; Colonial Band reenactment.)

Glee Club, 1922
Box OS 17
Mandolin Club, 1905 ca. 1912
Box OS 17

(Notes: Glee ClubÀ)

Newman Club, 1925-1926
Box OS 17

(Notes: Catholic students.)

Omega Club, Physicians & Surgeons, College of, 1894
Box OS 17
Philolexian, 1912-1917
Box OS 17
Pre-Medical Society, 1925-1926
Box OS 17

(Notes: Schermerhorn Hall.)

CURC, 1940s

Box XL 9

(Notes: Antenna tower and student broadcasts.)

Glee Club, 1903-1904
Box XL 9
"The Ace of Clubs," ca. 1868

Box XXL 2

(Notes: William Bayard Cutting, Jacob Bininger, Edward Tillou, David B. Ogden, Harry Madison Jones, Shipley Jones, Robert Lenox Belknap, William E. Iselin.)

Subseries: XI.3: Fraternities

Mostly group portraits of fraternities at Columbia from 1920s and 1930s.

General, 1950s-1960s

Box 208

(Notes: dances, Pamphatria Spring Carnival, fraternity life, and unidentified group portraits.)

Acacia, n.d.,

Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Alpha Delta Phi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Alpha Epsilon Pi, 1953
Box 196

(Notes: Alpha Epsilon Pi group photos)

Alpha Phi Omega, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Beta Sigma Rho, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.; Group playing cards, n.d.)

Beta Theta Pi, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Delta Chi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Delta Phi, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Delta Psi (St. Anthony's Hall), undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Delta Upsilon, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Epsilon Psi Epsilon, undated
Box 196
Phi Delta Theta, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Gamma Delta, ca. 1896 1900
Box 196

(Notes: Faded.)

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), undated
Box 196
Phi Kappa Psi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Kappa Sigma, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Sigma Delta, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Sigma Kappa, 1932
Box 196
Psi Upsilon, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Sigma Chi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Sigma Nu, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Tau Epsilon Phi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Theta Xi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Zeta Beta Tau, n.d.
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Zeta Psi, undated
Box 196

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Alpha Sigma Phi, 1925

Box OS 17
Beta Theta Pi, ca. 1920
Box OS 17

(Notes: Columbian portrait.)

Delta Beta Phi, 1924-1925
Box OS 17

(Notes: Group portraits of Delta Beta Phi members from 1924 and 1925.)

Delta Kappa Epsilon, ca. 1888
Box OS 17
Delta Phi, 1890 undated
Box OS 17

(Notes: Churchill Satterlee.)

Delta Psi, ca. 1916
Box OS 17

(Notes: In two pieces.)

Delta Upsilon, ca. 1884
Box OS 17

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Delta Kappa, 1914
Box OS 17

(Notes: Dr. Russell; property of John Dewey.)

Phi Delta Phi, 1896
Box OS 17

(Notes: Law School.)

Phi Sigma Delta, 1923
Box OS 17

(Notes: Columbian portrait.)

Sigma Chi, 1908
Box OS 17
Tau Delta Sigma, 1909
Box OS 17

(Notes: Broken, missing corners of board.)

Kappa Psi, 1907

Box XL 9

(Notes: Gift of Ms. Suzy Taraba.)

Kappa Alpha Annual Dinner, 1913 1915

Box XXL 5

(Notes: At University Club and Delmonicos.)

Subseries: XI.4: Honorary Societies

Images of honorary societies such as the Blue Key Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Varsity "C" Club.

Blue Key Society, undated

Box 197

(Notes: Blue Key Officers Portrait.)

Dolphins, undated
Box 197

(Notes: Swimming and Water Polo club.)

Junior Society of Blue Key, undated
Box 197

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Phi Beta Kappa, undated
Box 197
Senior Society of Sahib, undated
Box 197

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Spiked Shoe, undated
Box 197

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Varsity "C", undated
Box 197
Chemical Society, 1878

Box OS 18

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)

Varsity "C" Club, 1930

Box XL 9

(Notes: Columbia University Club.)

Subseries: XI.5: Performing Groups

Photographs depicting student performances (theatre, musical groups, etc.) at Columbia over the years. Images include performances by Theatre Associates and the Soph Show. Varsity Show images have been removed to the Varsity Show Collection (UA #106). Please consult that finding aid if looking for Varsity Show images.

Asian Pacific American Awareness Month (APAAM), ca. 1990

Box 197

(Notes: Indian dancers: Swati Khurana, Gaurav Chowdhary, Emily Tan, Rick Bhasin, Shivali Shah, and Elmer Arguilla.)

Band
Box 197
Performing Groups -- "The Blue Notes" Quartet, 1950s
Box 197
Miscellaneous "Poor Eddy," undated
Box 197
Dramatics, miscellaneous, undated
Box 197
Dramatic Club -- "William Penn," 1899
Box 197
Glee Club, undated
Box 197
Opera Workshop, "Evangeline," undated
Box 197
Opera, miscellaneous., undated
Box 197
Orchestra, undated
Box 197
Soph Show, 1898
Box 197
Soph Show, undated
Box 197
Theater Associates 1947-"Murder in the Cathedral," 1947
Box 197
Theater Associates 1948-"The Belle of New York," 1948
Box 197
Theater Associates 1950-"The Barrier," 1950
Box 197
Theater Associates, miscellaneous, undated
Box 197
Wigs and Cues, undated

Box 199
Barnard, "Le Medecin Malgre Lui," 1905

Box OS 18

(Notes: La Societe Francaise at Brinkerhoff.)

Dramatic Club-"William Penn," 1889
Box OS 18
Dramatics, miscellaneous, ca. 1895-1950
Box OS 18
Orchestra, 1904 March3
Box OS 18

(Notes: Dept. of Music; Mendelsohn Hall.)

Philharmonic Society, 1914
Box OS 18
Soph Show, ca. 1905
Box OS 18

(Notes: Water damage.)

Soph Show, 1911
Box OS 18
Soph Show, 1904
Box OS 18
Varsity Show, undated

Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1894-"Joan of Arc," 1894
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1896-"The Buccaneer," 1896
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1897-"Cleopatra," 1897
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1898-1902-"In a Vanity Fair," 1898 1902
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1899 "Cleopatra," 1899
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1899 "Cleopatra," 1899
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1903-"The Mischief Maker," 1903
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1904-"The Isle of Illusia," 1904
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1904-"The Isle of Illusia," 1904
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1905-"The Khan of Kathan," 1905
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1905-"The Khan of Kathan," 1905
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1906-"The Conspirators," 1906
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1907-"Ides of March," 1907
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1908-"Mr. King," 1908
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1909-"In Newport," 1909
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1911-"Made in India," 1911
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1913-"Brigands," 1913
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1913-"Brigands," 1913
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1914-"The Merry Lunatic," 1914
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1921-"You'll Never Know," 1921
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1922-"Steppe Around," 1922
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1923-"How Revolting," 1923
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1926-"His Majesty, The Queen," 1926
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1929-"Oh! Hector," 1929
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1930-"Heigho Pharaoh," 1930
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1931-"Great Shakes," 1931
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1933-"Home James," 1933
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1935-"Flair-Flair, The Idol of Paree," 1935
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1939-"Fair Enough," 1939
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1940-"Life Begins in '40," 1940
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1942-"Saints Alive," 1942
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1946-"Step Right Up," 1946
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1948-"Streets of New York, "1948
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1951-"Babe in the Woods," 1951
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1952-"Streets of New York," 1952
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1953-"Shape of Things," 1953
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1954-"Sky's the Limit," 1954
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1955-"When in Rome," 1955
Box SEE: UA #106
Varsity Show 1980-"Fly With Me," 1980
Box SEE: UA #106

Subseries: XI.6: Publications

Images of student publication groups such as Spectator and Jester .

Columbian, undated

Box 199
Jester, 1909 1911 1912 1913 1914 1924 1925
Box 199
Miscellaneous, 1904 1931
Box 199
Spectator, miscellaneous., undated
Box 199
Spectator, Portraits, undated
Box 199
Varsity Review, undated
Box 199
Alumni News, Columbia, undated

Box OS 18

(Notes: "Lion-ize folks back home with Columbia's monthly news magazine.")

Columbian, 1925-1926
Box OS 18
Columbian,
Box OS 18

(Notes: 1906; 1911; 1914)

Jester, 1909 1911 1912 1913 1914 1924 1925
Box OS 18
Spectator, 1904 1905 1906 1909-1913 1915

Box OS 19
Spectator, 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895
Box OS 19
Spectator, 1877

Box XL 9

(Notes: "The First Spectator Board" H. G. Paine; S. B. Pond; M. Benjamin; J. W. Spalding; W. B. Parsons; F. W. Halls; W. F. Morgan; C. H. Crowe.)

Subseries: XI.7: Traditions

Images of some of the student traditions of Columbia College students, many of which are no longer continued today. Traditions represented in this sub-series include rushes, cane spree, Goodwood Cups, freshmen beanies and the Yule Log.

Beanies, undated

Box 199
Block Party, 1949
Box 199

(Notes: Performance in front of Alma Mater.)

Block Party, 1955
Box 199

(Notes: Men drinking and playing games.)

Burial of the Ancients, drawings, 1882 undated
Box 199

(Notes: Also called, "Triumph.")

Cane Spree, 1869
Box 199
Cane Spree, ca. 1897
Box 199
Cane Spree, 1914
Box 199
Dances, ca. 1940
Box 199

(Notes: Spring Dance, Sweetheart Dance.)

Dinner Week, 1987
Box 199

(Notes: Class of 1900 Freshman-Sophomore wars.)

Goodwood Cups, undated
Box 199
Goodwood Cups, Recipients
Box 199

(Notes: Kirk; Eisenhower; General Frederick Irving; Mrs. Kirk.)

Prom, Sophomore-Freshmen, 1952
Box 199

(Notes: Mad Hatter theme.)

Pumpkin carving
Box 199

(Notes: Students sitting on lawn carving jack o' lanterns.)

Rushes, 1915
Box 199
Rushes, 1949
Box 199
Rushes, 1948
Box 199
Rushes, 1908
Box 199
Rushes, 1951
Box 199
Rushes, 1911
Box 199
Rushes, 1954
Box 199

(Notes: Rush Queens Marian Beckmann and Marie Gerardi.)

Rushes, 1951
Box 199
Rushes, 1911
Box 199
Rushes, 1954
Box 199
Rushes, 1950
Box 199
Rushes, 1947
Box 199
Rushes, 1952
Box 199
Rushes, 1915
Box 199
Rushes, undated
Box 199
Rushes, 1940
Box 199
Rushes, 1946
Box 199
Senior Ball, 1950s
Box 199
Yule Log, undated
Box 199

(Notes: Early Eighties.)

Cane Spree Team, 1928

Box OS 19
Homecoming, 1952
Box OS 19
Junior Week, 1925
Box OS 19

(Notes: Prom committee.)

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