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   Columbia Spectator Photograph Collection, 1950-1999.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia Spectator Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:UA#0036
Bib ID:9548238 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Columbia University Spectator,
Title: Columbia Spectator Photograph Collection, 1950-1999.
Physical description:10.5 linear feet (25 document boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. (Folder titles are arranged in alphabetical order within each series. If there is an asterix (*) next to a folder title it indicates that there are photographic negatives in the file along with photographic prints):

Series I is arranged alphabetically by last name of the individual. It is the more robust of the two series of this collection, containing photographs and negatives of people who were written about in the pages of Spectator.

Series II is arranged alphabetically by folder title. It is the smaller of the two series in this collection, consisting of eight files of images. These are photographs and negatives that relate to events and happenings reported on in the pages of the Spectator. A number of these images date from the 1980s, including some on the topic of South Africa apartheid.

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 5,500 photographic prints and 12,400 negatives taken and used by the Spectator. The photographs consist of black and white, silver gelatin prints and 35mm negatives. The bulk of the images are portraits, with many press photographs provided to the newspaper by outside sources. Not all prints have corresponding negatives. Photographs were filed together by name so that several views can be found in one folder. The original folder-level description was maintained.

Series I: Personal Names

This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of the individual. It is the more robust of the two series of this collection, containing photographs and negatives of people who were written about in the pages of Spectator.

Series II: Subjects, ca. 1950s-1990s

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. It is the smaller of the two series in this collection, consisting of eight files of images. These are photographs and negatives that relate to events and happenings reported on in the pages of the Spectator. A number of these images date from the 1980s, including some on the topic of South Africa apartheid.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The University Archives 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia Spectator Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material at Columbia

Columbia University Faculty Photographs, 1938 (UA# 0115)

Graduate School of Journalism Photograph Collection, 1918-2002 (UA#0110)

Historical Photograph Collection, 1860- .

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, 1947-2006 (UA#0109)

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Collection, processed by Jennifer Ulrich in 2007. Finding aid written by Jennifer Ulrich in 2007. Finding aid reformatted by Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in November 2008 and further edited and reformatted by Jocelyn Wilk in July 2012.

Finding aid wittten by Jennifer Ulrich, 2007.

Finding aid reformatted by Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in November 2008 and further edited and reformatted by Jocelyn Wilk in July 2012.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 20, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-07-20 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Negatives (photographic).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Portraits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
College student newspapers and periodicals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia Spectator.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The student-run Columbia Daily Spectator newspaper was established in 1877 and continues publication to the present day with reportage on Columbia University and Morningside Heights. Contributions to the Spectator are open to the University community and general public, but staff is comprised primarily of undergraduate students at Columbia University. In 1962, a desire to achieve more unbiased reporting and alleviate conflicts of interest initiated the separation of operations from University sponsorship. The publication has since run independently.

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