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Grayson Louis Kirk Papers 1958-1984.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Grayson Louis Kirk Papers 1958-1984.
Physical description:3 linear ft. (7 document boxes)
Language(s):Material is in English


Collection is arranged into three series


Scope and Content

The collection containd correspondence, memoranda, drafts, committee meeting reports relevant to the operation of Columbia University, including the gymnasium, faculty members and real estate holdings on Morningside Heights and elsewhere. Also included are books from his library.

Series I: Topical Office Files, 1958-1984

This series includes files relating to a number of campus projects and issues Kirk with which Kirk was involved. Most of the folders are topical, but there are alphabetical correspondence files that include correspondence not directly related to one of the topics with its own folder

Series II: Correspondence, 1968

The correspondence series is primarily composed of letters received by Kirk on the occassion of his retirement from active duty at Colimbia and his being named President Emeritus of the University. Many of the letters include carbon copies of Kirk's replies.

Series III: Books from Kirk's Library

Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

 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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grayson Kirk papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 10/27/88 HH

Addition (series II) integrated into collection 06/03/2011 by Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009

Finding aid written in English.

    2009-06-26 File created.
    2011-06-03 Integrated an addition to the collection (Series II)

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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Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of Government 1943-1948, Provost 1949-1950 and President 1953-1968, Columbia University.