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Aaron W. Berg Papers, 1848-1977.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Aaron W. Berg Papers, 1848-1977.
Physical description:2 linear ft (ca. 610 items in 4 boxes).
Language(s):In English


Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials concerning Berg's lifelong interest in and work for his alma mater. Berg served the University in many capacities such as vice-president and president of the Alumni Association of Columbia College, 1954-1958, and member of the board of directors of the Alumni Federation of Columbia University, 1946-1958. The correspondence deals chiefly with alumni affairs; some of the major correspondents include Harry J. Carman, Lawrence Chamberlain, Frank S. Hogan, Mr & Mrs Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Hays Sulzberger. Among the photographs are two signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included is a typescript memoir of Berg's three years as a student in the Columbia School of Law (1927). Berg collaborated with three other students on this memoir. Aaron Berg's correspondence with Dwight D. Eisenhower is at the Eisenhower Library. Also included are literary autographs and manuscripts purchased on the Aaron Berg Fund.

Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Restrictions on Access

 Boxes 2-4 of this collection are 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.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Aaron W. Berg Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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 07/13/1990 BRC

9 items by John Howard Payne Cataloged 06/27/1996 HR

A. Lang letter Cataloged 06/18/1998 HR

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.
    2012-01- 26 EAD created by PTL

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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Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Broughton, Rhoda, 1840-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Burke, Thomas, 1887-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chamberlain, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Henry), 1906-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Alumni and alumnae--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbus, Christopher.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Tunisia.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Heap, Samuel Davis, 1781-1853.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
High School of Commerce--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
High schools--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lawyers--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nesbitt, Cathleen, 1888-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nixon-Lodge Campaign, 1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pike, James A. (James Albert), 1913-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Presidents--United States--Election--1960.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rodgers, Dorothy F., 1909-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Lawyer and active alumnus of Columbia University (A.B. 1924; LL.B. 1927).