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At a Glance
This is chiefly a collection of tape recordings and some phonograph records of the numerous conferences, seminars and other events held during 1953 to 1954 in celebration of Columbia University's 200th anniversary. In addition there are 31 tape reels of the CBS Radio Network's series "Man's Right to Knowledge." Also included are Bicentennial press releases, mounted proofs of the plaques used during the observance and typescript and galley proofs with manuscript corrections for two volumes in the Columbia University Bicentennial Series: RESPONSIBLE FREEDOM IN THE AMERICAS and THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE.
1982 Addition: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches (chiefly excerpts from and ideas for them), notes, photographs, memorabilia and printed materials of the Columbia University Bicentennial Publicity Division.
1986 Addition: Books, pamphlets, other publications and miscellaneous items.
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Conditions Governing Use
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); Columbia University Bicentennial Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Columbia University, ca. 1954; CBS Radio Network, 1967; transfer from Columbiana, 1982 and 1986. Date of acquisition--1954. Accession number--M-1954.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Entered in AMC 08/06/90.
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