Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Joseph L. Blau papers, 1912-1987

Series VI: Columbia Activities

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Subseries VI.1: Committee on Admissions to Columbia College, 1954-1960

Photocopies and typescripts of Committee minutes, reports and memoranda regarding meeting schedules, nominations of faculty interviewers, applicant statistics and brief statements of admissions policies.

Arranged chronologically by year.

Box 23 Committee on Admissions to Columbia College, 1954-1960

Subseries VI.2: Committee on Facilities, 1961-1962

Photocopies and carbon copies of memoranda and reports received by Blau who, as a departmental representative, was involved with the renovations and reallocation of space in Hamilton Hall.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 23 Committee on Facilities, 1961-1962

Subseries VI.3: Council for Research in the Social Sciences, 1960-1964

Photocopies and some typescripts of minutes of Council meetings which Blau attended as a member of the Executive Committee. Also includes a photocopy of the 1960 Annual Report and a list of publications sponsored by the Council.

Box 23 Council for Research in the Social Sciences, 1960-1964

Subseries VI.4: Philosophy Department Minutes, Memoranda, etc., 1949-1960

Photocopies of memos to department faculty members detailing upcoming department lectures and events as well as minutes of department meetings at which course offerings and faculty appointments are discussed. Also includes minutes of the 1959 and 1960 meetings of the Committee on Instruction as well as Blau's roll book for 1949-1955.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 23 Philosophy Department materials, 1949-1960

Subseries VI.5: Religion Department Minutes, Memoranda, etc., 1961-1979

Photocopies and typescripts of minutes of meetings of the Department (beginning in 1962), and its predecessor, the interdepartmental Committee on Religious Studies. Series also contains some photocopies of minutes for the Joint Committee for the Ph.D in Religion as well as typescripts of proposed courses and of reading lists for religion majors.

Coverage of the irregularly scheduled department and committee meetings is sporadic: the years 1961 through 1963 are the most extensively represented; there are very few items relating to later years.

Minutes and memoranda for the Committees and the Departments are arranged separately arranged separately from the miscellaneous materials. Within that classification, materials are arranged chronologically by year; undated materials are filed at the end of chronological sequences.

Box 23 Religion Department materials, 1961-1979

Subseries VI.6: Stokes Prize Committee, 1951-1952

Memos and notes to and from Blau regarding the topic for an essay on the basis of which this academic prize is awarded.


Box 23 Stokes Prize Committee, 1951-1952

Subseries VI.7: University Seminar on American Civilization, 1954-1961

Photocopies of minutes of monthly seminars sponsored by Columbia and attended by Blau and other scholars interested in American studies. Also includes a photocopied directory of members and list of papers read.

Minutes are lengthy and incorporate papers presented at the seminar as well as ensuing discussions.

Only minutes of meetings 1-9, 11-19, 21, 23, 26, 28-32, 34-42, 44 and 46 are included.

Arranged in meeting number order.

Box 24 University Seminar on American Civilization, 1954-1961

Subseries VI.8: Other University Seminars, 1970-1980

Material relating to two other university seminars: On Israel and Jewish Studies, and On Studies in Religion.

Box 24 Other University Seminars, 1970-1980