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David C. Humphrey papers, 1970-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of student biographical information from both King's College and Columbia College before and after the American Revolution (1754-1792) collected by archivist and historian David C. Humphrey.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0634
Bib ID 4078922 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Humphrey, David C., 1937-
Title David C. Humphrey papers, 1970-1975
Physical Description 3.75 linear feet (3.75 linear feet 9 document boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials is arranged in 2 Series: Series I: King's College Students, 1754-1776 (including the Medical Faculty), Series II: Columbia College Students, 1784-1792 (including the Medical Faculty).

Description

Summary

Manuscript and typescript notes of David Churchill Humphrey. In the course of conducting research for his book From King's College to Columbia, 1746-1800 (N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1976), Humphrey gathered biographical data on students who attended King's College, 1754-1776, and its successor after the American Revolution, Columbia College, 1784-1792. Included is a data sheet for each individual with his related notes from a variety of primary and secondary sources. In some cases there are typescript copies of contemporary letters referring to the individual students. Humphrey includes graduates of both the liberal arts and the medical faculties, non-graduates, and several individuals thought to have attended King's College or Columbia College for whom he has cited evidence to the contrary.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Selected Related Material -- at Columbia

Historical Biographical Files, University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Finding aid reformatted Michael Korte (GS 2015) and Jocelyn Wilk September 2014.

Revision Description

2014-10-30 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King's College (New York, N.Y.) -- : History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King's College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Dr. David Churchill Humphrey, historian and archivist, was born in 1937. He graduated Princeton, Harvard, and Northwestern universities, and served as assistant professor of history at Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Humphrey's published work explores higher education in colonial American universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and King's College / Columbia University. He has published three books: Austin: A History of the Capital City; Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872; and From King's College to Columbia, 1746-1800.