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Series VIII: Subject Files

This series consists of newspaper clippings, speeches, publications, printed matter and press releases from the time period. The clippings files found in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject and are either of very general nature or not associated directly with topics addressed in other series which will contain their own appropriate clippings files. Topics include: anti-war protests (mainly the April, 1935 peace strike), Columbia’s war service, Barnard College’s contributions to the war effort, students and alumni in the armed services, war activities of professors and administrators, the activities of Russian students studying at Columbia during these years. Other subjects of note addressed by this series include 1940 Academic Freedom issues and the controversy surrounding the dismissal of six medical students from The College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1935 (found in the Newspaper Clippings – Anti-War Protest file). Information about a few wartime related conferences and transcripts of a number of speeches by university and non-university personalities can be found here, as well as some publications by the university (e.g., “Memorandum from Morningside”) and from outside the university (e.g, “War Records Collector” newsletter). Also of interest are wartime newsletters published by St. Paul's Chapel Choir and a collection of letters that contain updates about members of the St. Paul's Chapel Choir who were involved in the war.

The post-war period is also significantly represented in this series, mostly in relation to the influx of veterans enrolling as students, but also addressing such matters as the formation of the United Nations (Virginia Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College, was a representative to the San Francisco conference) and book republication projects for Germany. The files addressing the topic of veterans include newspaper clippings and other printed matter about these students, their needs and concerns (e.g. tuition increase controversy in 1946) as well as two bound volumes documenting Shanks Village, a housing project near Nyack, NY for students and veterans after the war.

Academic Freedom, 1940-1941

Box 54
Folder 1
Alumni—Assorted Printed Matter & Correspondence, 1944-1946
Box 54
Folder 2
Assorted Printed Matter, 1942-1945
Box 54
Folder 3
Book & Periodical Republication Program,
1943
Box 54
Folder 4
Columbia: An American University in Peace and War,
1945
Box 54
Folder 5
Columbia College Office of the Dean News Bulletin, 1944-1945
Box 54
Folder 6
Columbia Progressive,
1941
Box 54
Folder 7
Columbia Queries,
1942
Box 54
Folder 8
The Columbia Sentinel,
1941
Box 54
Folder 9
"Columbia University in this World Crisis" by Nicholas Murray Butler,
1940 October 3
Box 54
Folder 10
Conference: "The American Platform in America at War" (Institute of Arts & Sciences),
1942 April 9
Box 54
Folder 11
Conference on Wartime Problems, 1942 November 13-14
Box 54
Folder 12
Educational Information for Returning Military Personnel,
1945
Box 54
Folder 13
"The G.I. Bill of Rights and the Law Schools" by Dean Young B. Smith,
1944 September 12
Box 54
Folder 14
"Hank Shank's Xmas", ca.
1948
Box 54
Folder 15
Hellenic Day Resolution,
1941
Box 54
Folder 16
Higher Education and National Defense Bulletin, 1942-1943
Box 54
Folder 17
"How Barnard Can Help Win the War" by Dean Virginia C. Gildersleeve,
1942 January 13
Box 54
Folder 18
Inside Shanks (by Wyatt & Sheehan), ca.
1947
Box 54
Folder 19
Lecture Delivered by Mr. Jan Ciechanowski, Polish Ambassador,
1941 February 11
Box 54
Folder 20
Louvain Library, 1940-1941
Box 54
Folder 21
"Memorandum from Morningside", 1943-1946
(2 Folders)
Box 54
Folder 22-23
Memoranda & Notices, 1941-1942
Box 54
Folder 24
"More About Memorials That Live",
1945
Box 54
Folder 25
NY College Teachers Union—Columbia Chapter, 1940-1942
Box 54
Folder 26
Newspaper Clippings
Anti-War Protests,
1933
1935
1940
Box 54
Folder 27
Barnard College, 1942-1945

Box 55
Folder 1
Columbia's War Service, 1940-1946
Box 55
Folder 2
Miscellaneous,
1933
1941-1948
Box 55
Folder 3
Anti-War Protests (originals),
1935
1940
Box 55
Folder 4
Professors & Administrators, 1940-1944
Box 55
Folder 5
Russian Students at Columbia, 1942-1943
Box 55
Folder 6
Students, Alumni & the Armed Services, 1940-1942
Box 55
Folder 7
Veterans as Students, 1942-1947
Box 55
Folder 8
War Aid, 1940-1943
Box 55
Folder 9
Post-War
Assorted Printed Matter, 1945-1948
Box 55
Folder 10
Press Releases, 1945-1946
1948
Box 55
Folder 11
Pre-Nazi Texts from C.U. Used in Germany,
1945
Box 55
Folder 12
Protest Leaflets, c.
1940s
Box 55
Folder 13
"Recommendations . . . with Respect to Post-War Education for Discharged Service Men",
1943 July 15
The Shanks Village Collection
Vol. I, 1947-1948
Box 55
Folder 15
Vol. II, 1947-1949

Box 56
Folder 1
Shanks Village Directory,
1949 November
Box 56
Folder 2
Shanks Village Information Bulletin, ca.
1947
Box 56
Folder 3
The Shanks Villager (Newspaper)
Vol. 1,
1947
Box 56
Folder 4
Vol. 2, 1947-1948
Box 56
Folder 5
Vol. 3, 1948-1949
Box 56
Folder 6
St. Paul's Chapel Choir
Newsletters,
1940s

Box 61
Folder 1
Letters from Service Men & Women,
1940s
Box 61
Folder 2-5
Tuition Increase Controversy,
1946

Box 56
Folder 7
United Nations,
1945
Box 56
Folder 8
U.S.O. Materials,
1942
Box 56
Folder 9
"University Against War",
1937 April
Box 56
Folder 10
War Information Center, 1942-1943
Box 56
Folder 11
War Loan Bond Campaigns, 1942-1945
Box 56
Folder 12
"The War Records Collector" (Newsletter), 1943-1946
Box 56
Folder 13
The New York Times
1945 April 21

Box 57
Folder 1
1945 April 23
Box 57
Folder 2

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