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Series VI: War Records Committee, 1915-1930

The War Records Committee is comprised largely of correspondence and lists regarding the service of Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the war effort.

Subseries VI.1: Departments and Schools, 1915-1920

Comprised of correspondence between the War Records Committee, Secretary's Office, and department and school heads regarding compilation of war service records of faculty and staff. A majority of the original folders had the names of professors on the outside of the folder. These lists of names have been photocopied and placed in the new folder. The folder "Civil Engineering, Department of" contains photographs of the Student Army Training Corps making a military map.

Agriculture, Department of, 1918-1919

Box 9
Folder 7
Architecture, School of, 1918-1919
Box 9
Folder 8
Botany, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 9
Chemical Engineering, Department of, 1918-1919
Box 9
Folder 10
Chemistry, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 11
Civil Engineering, Department of,
1918,
undated
Box 9
Folder 12
Classical Philology, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 13
Diseases of Children, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 14
Economics, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 15
Electrical Engineering, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 16
Engineer Drafting, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 17
English and Comparative Literature, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 18
Extension Teaching, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 19
Geology, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 20
Germanic Languages, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 21
History, Department of,
1920
Box 9
Folder 22
Indo-Iranian Languages, Department of,
undated
Box 9
Folder 23
Journalism, School of, 1917-1918
Box 9
Folder 24
Law, School of, 1916-1919
Box 9
Folder 25
Mathematics, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 26
Mechanical Engineering, Department of, 1916-1919
Box 9
Folder 27
Metallurgy, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 28
Mineralogy, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 29
Music, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 30
Neurology, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 31
Pharmacy, College of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 32
Philosophy, Department of, 1917-1918
Box 9
Folder 33
Physicians and Surgeons, College of, 1917-1919,
undated
Box 9
Folder 34
Physics, Department of, 1918-1919,
undated
Box 9
Folder 35
Political Science, Faculty of, 1915-1919,
undated
Box 9
Folder 36
Psychology, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 37
Romance Languages, Department of, 1917-1919
Box 9
Folder 38
Slavonic Languages, Department of,
1919
Box 9
Folder 39
Sociology, Department of,
1918
Box 9
Folder 40
Teachers College, 1917-1919

Box 10
Folder 1
Zoology, Department of,
undated
Box 10
Folder 2

Subseries VI.2: Fraternities, 1917-1920

Composed of correspondence between the War Records Committee and the various fraternities affiliated with Columbia regarding war service and memorial information for those who died while serving in the war. These records are arranged alphabetically by name of fraternity.

Alpha Chi Rho, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 3
Alpha Delta Phi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 4
Alpha Phi Delta,
1920
Box 10
Folder 5
Alpha Sigma Phi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 6
Beta Theta Pi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 7
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 8
Delta Phi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 9
Delta Psi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 10
Delta Tau Delta, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 11
Delta Upsilon, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 12
Kappa Nu, 1918-1920
Box 10
Folder 13
Phi Delta Theta, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 14
Phi Epsilon Pi,
1920
Box 10
Folder 15
Phi Gamma Delta, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 16
Phi Kappa Psi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 17
Phi Kappa Sigma, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 18
Phi Lamda Upsilon,
1920
Box 10
Folder 19
Phi Sigma Delta,
1920
Box 10
Folder 20
Phi Sigma Kappa, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 21
Pi Lamda Phi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 22
Psi Upsilon, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 23
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 24
Sigma Alpha Mu,
1920
Box 10
Folder 25
Sigma Chi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 26
Sigma Nu, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 27
Theta Delta Chi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 28
Theta Xi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 29
Zeta Beta Tau, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 30
Zeta Psi, 1917-1920
Box 10
Folder 31

Subseries VI.3: Alumni Classes, 1917-1920

Consists of correspondence regarding war service records between Ruth Woodbridge (Clerk of the War Records Committee) and members of particular alumni classes. Correspondence folders are followed by folders of class lists. Usually Woodbridge asked one person to proofread the information and then pass it along to the remaining members of the alumni class.

Applied Science, School of
Correspondence
Class of
1881,
1917
Box 10
Folder 32
Class of
1903,
1920
Box 10
Folder 33
Class of
1904,
1920
Box 10
Folder 34
Class of
1908,
1920
Box 10
Folder 35
Class of
1910,
1920
Box 10
Folder 36
Lists--Classes of 1901-1917,
1920
Box 10
Folder 37
Architecture, School of--Correspondence--Class of
1900,
1920
Box 10
Folder 38
Columbia College
Correspondence
Class of
1883,
1917-1918
Box 10
Folder 39
Class of
1900,
1920
Box 10
Folder 40
Class of
1904,
1920
Box 10
Folder 41
Class of
1905,
1920
Box 10
Folder 42
Class of
1906,
1920
Box 10
Folder 43
Class of
1907,
1920
Box 10
Folder 44
Class of
1909,
1920
Box 10
Folder 45
Class of
1911,
1920
Box 10
Folder 46
Class of
1913,
1920
Box 10
Folder 47
Class of
1916,
1920
Box 10
Folder 48
Class of
1917,
1920
Box 10
Folder 49
Lists--Classes of 1901-1909,
1920
Box 10
Folder 50
Lists--Classes of 1910-1919,
1920

Box 11
Folder 1
Fine Arts--Lists--Classes of 1901-1919,
1920
Box 11
Folder 2
Law, School of
Correspondence
Class of
1900,
1920
Box 11
Folder 3
Class of
1901,
1920
Box 11
Folder 4
Class of
1902,
1920
Box 11
Folder 5
Class of
1904,
1920
Box 11
Folder 6
Class of
1909,
1920
Box 11
Folder 7
Class of
1910,
1920
Box 11
Folder 8
Class of
1911,
1920
Box 11
Folder 9
Class of
1912,
1920
Box 11
Folder 10
Class of
1915,
1920
Box 11
Folder 11
Class of
1916,
1920
Box 11
Folder 12
Class of
1917,
1920
Box 11
Folder 13
Lists--Classes of 1903-1919,
1920
Box 11
Folder 14
Physicians and Surgeons, College of
Correspondence
Class of
1889,
1920
Box 11
Folder 15
Class of
1890,
1920
Box 11
Folder 16
Class of
1891,
1920
Box 11
Folder 17
Class of
1893,
1920
Box 11
Folder 18
Class of
1895,
1920
Box 11
Folder 19
Class of
1898,
1920
Box 11
Folder 20
Class of
1899,
1920
Box 11
Folder 21
Class of
1902,
1920
Box 11
Folder 22
Class of
1903,
1920
Box 11
Folder 23
Class of
1906,
1920
Box 11
Folder 24
Class of
1907,
1920
Box 11
Folder 25
Class of
1912,
1920
Box 11
Folder 26
Class of
1913,
1920
Box 11
Folder 27
Class of
1914,
1920
Box 11
Folder 28
Class of
1915,
1920
Box 11
Folder 29
Class of
1917,
1920
Box 11
Folder 30
Lists--Classes of 1889-1910,
1920
Box 11
Folder 31

Subseries VI.4: General Correspondence, 1916-1921

Contains correspondence with the War Records Committee regarding individual war service of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Some of this information overlaps with other correspondence in this series. Correspondence is filed alphabetically either by name or by subject. These records also include correspondence with the Adjutant General regarding lists of Columbia men and women who participated in the war effort. Under "Barnard College" is a list of "Alumnae Engaged in Overseas Work." Additional correspondence was found at a later date and thus the two alphabetical lists of A through Z are found here.

A, 1918-1920

Box 12
Folder 1
B through Be, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 2
Bi through Bo, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 3
Br through Bu, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 4
Ca through Ci, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 5
Cl through Cra, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 6
Cre through Da, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 7
De through Do, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 8
Dr through Dw, 1917-1920
Box 12
Folder 9
Ea through Fl, 1917-1920

Box 13
Folder 1
Fo through Fu, 1917-1920
Box 13
Folder 2
Ga through Hal, 1917-1920
Box 13
Folder 3
Ham through Hu, 1917-1920
Box 13
Folder 4
I through L, 1917-1920
(3 Folders)
Box 13
Folder 5 to 7
Ma through Mc, 1917-1920
Box 13
Folder 8
Me through My, 1917-1920
Box 13
Folder 9
N through O, 1917-1920

Box 14
Folder 1
Pa through Pi, 1917-1920
Box 14
Folder 2
Pl through Q, 1917-1920
Box 14
Folder 3
R, 1917-1920
Box 14
Folder 4
Sa through Sl, 1917-1920
Box 14
Folder 5
Sm through Sy, 1917-1920
Box 14
Folder 6
T through Z, 1917-1920
(3 Folders)
Box 14
Folder 7 to 9
A through K, 1917-1921 (3 Folders)

Box 19
Folder 1 to 3
Krans, Horatio, 1918-1919
(2 Folders)
Box 19
Folder 4 to 5
L through P, 1916-1921
(2 Folders)
Box 19
Folder 6 to 7
R through X, 1916-1921
(2 Folders)
Box 19
Folder 8 to 9

Subseries VI.5: War Casualties, 1917-1930

Consists of correspondence with family members of deceased faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The War Records Committee inquired about photographs and biographical sketches to publish in a war memorial. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the individual deceased. Original folders were labeled "Dead."

Lists of Photographs of the Dead, 1919-1921
Box 19
Folder 10
Barry, Vincent,
1920
Box 19
Folder 11
Barry, William John, 1919-1920
Box 19
Folder 12
Bourquin, J.,
1920,
1930
Box 19
Folder 13
Brand, Stanley Oliver,
1920
Box 19
Folder 14
Bruce, Parker, 1918-1920
Box 19
Folder 15
Caldwell, Eugene Wilson, 1918-1930
Box 19
Folder 16
Campbell, Ronald,
1919
Box 19
Folder 17
Dryfoos, Arthur D., 1918-1919

Box 15
Folder 1
Graziani, Attilio,
1919
Box 15
Folder 2
Gudebrod, Frederick C., 1918-1920
Box 15
Folder 3
Hays, John Elder, 1919-1920
Box 15
Folder 4
Hirshler, Jerome Jacob, 1918-1919
Box 15
Folder 5
Jubureck, Charles Cornelius,
1919,
1930
Box 15
Folder 6
Kalvio, George J., 1919-1920
Box 15
Folder 7
Kline, Louis A., 1918-1920
Box 15
Folder 8
Leonard, Howard George, 1918-1920
Box 15
Folder 9
Millward, James,
1920
Box 15
Folder 10
Peltier, Paul Desnoyers,
1920,
1930
Box 15
Folder 11
Pennewill, John M.,
1921
Box 15
Folder 12
Pinkus, Irving J, 1918-1920,
1930
Box 15
Folder 13
Ream, Ward Hall,
1920,
1930
Box 15
Folder 14
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1918-1919
Box 15
Folder 15
Sprague, Russell W.,
1917,
1920
Box 15
Folder 16
Stein, Morris,
1918
Box 15
Folder 17
Stevens,
1919
Box 15
Folder 18

Subseries VI.6: Topics, 1917-1923

Includes correspondence, articles, lists, and general information on topics such as department contact lists, pacifist replies to the personnel questionnaire, war service lists, and war service report cards. The folder "War Memorial-Specimen Papers" contains articles from the publication "Columbia University War Memorial." The drafts and articles are incomplete.

Columbia Alumni and Students Who Have Died in Service,
1919,
undated
Box 15
Folder 19
Columbia Alumni and Students in Service Lists, 1918-1919
Box 15
Folder 20
Departmental Contact List,
undated
Box 15
Folder 21
Doubtful Cases in War Deaths,
undated
Box 15
Folder 22
Memorial Volume,
1920,
undated
Box 15
Folder 23
General, 1919-1920,
undated
Box 15
Folder 24
Pacifist Replies to Personnel Questionnaire, 1917-1918
Box 15
Folder 25
War Memorial--Drafts of Articles and Specimen Papers, 1919-1923,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 15
Folder 26 to 27
War Service Lists--General, 1919-1920
Box 15
Folder 28
War Service Report Cards,
1920
Box 15
Folder 29

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