|Title:||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences records 1956-1986 1968-1983|
|Physical description:||20 linear ft. (20 record cartons)|
|Language(s):||Material is in English.|
This collection is arranged in 2 series:
The Collection consists of a variety of materials, including correspondence, memorandum, reports, notes, committee minutes, flyers, announcements, and publications. It documents both the routine responsibilities and tasks of the Dean's office as well as the extraordinary events shaping the GSAS. It also reflects the relationship between the GSAS and other University divisions, the broader academic world, and the community at large.
This series is organized in alphabetical order; most folders are internally arranged in reverse chronological order. The bulk dates for the GSAS General Files series are 1970-1980. The series documents the day-to-day activities of the Graduate School as well as the events that occurred during those years. Materials recording the founding of the GSAS and the unification of the Faculties are found in this series. Similarly, this series contains the records documenting the GSAS's relationship with academia and the public at large as well as the intricate relationships it had with other parts of Columbia University.Series II: Records of the Dean, 1968-1986
The Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is the administrative center of the Graduate School. The Office mediates internal relationships between the Graduate School and other schools within the University, with other administrative units, and among departments within GSAS. The Office also negotiates the School's relationship with academia and the public. This series represents administrative activities of GSAS, including the Committee on Instruction, the University Senate, and fundraising for the Graduate School and for individual programs, such as Jewish Studies.Subseries II.1: George K. Fraenkel, 1968-1986
This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order and in reverse chronological order within the folders. This series points to the fiscal troubles that faced the University in the 1970s and illustrates the Dean George K. Fraenkel’s fundraising activities.Subseries II.2: Gillian Lindt, 1980-1985
This subseries contains the departmental and appointment correspondence between the Office of the Dean and the different academic departments in the GSAS. It includes materials related to graduate degree requirements, department reorganizations, newsletters, surveys and fellowship awards.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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Administrative records are restricted for a period of twenty-five years from the date of creation.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Additions are expected.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Graduate School of Arts and Sciences records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division
This collection was processed by Susan Schutt. Finding aid written by David Hill in February 2000. Finding aid reformatted by Marilyn Pettit in December 2001, Jocelyn Wilk in February 2002, and Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in December 2008, and encoded by Joanna Rios in March 2017.
Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 10, 2017Finding aid written in English.
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|Columbia University--Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
|Columbia University--Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.||Portal||CLIO||ArchiveGRID|
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) represents the 1979 merger of three separate faculties: the Faculty of Political Science (1880), Faculty of Philosophy (1890) and the Faculty of Pure Science (1892). The faculties were created for Columbia to become a model research university, where scholars, thinkers, and investigators work with graduate students to pursue innovative research and scholarship. The GSAS offers MA, MPhil, DMA and PhD degrees.