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At a Glance
Research materials, including notes, audio tapes, and original items, related to his multiple projects on Columbia and Barnard history.
Using the Collection
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert A. McCaughey Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Robert A. McCaughey, professor of history and Janet H. Robb Chair in the Social Sciences, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1969. His teaching specialties include the social history of American intellectual life, the history of American colleges and universities, and early American maritime history. Professor McCaughey was a recipient of Barnard's Emily Gregory Teaching Excellence Award in 1987.
Professor McCaughey's recent research interests include the history of Columbia University and maritime New York in the Age of Sail. Professor McCaughey's research and scholarship have been supported by the New-York Historical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Professor McCaughey has a long-standing interest in the use of electronic resources in education. He has been the Director of BEATL (Barnard Electronic Archive and Teaching Laboratory) since 1997.
He was the founding director of the Barnard first-year seminar program and has served several terms as chair of Barnard's history department. From 1987 to 1993 he served as dean of the Barnard College faculty.