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At a Glance
Arranged. Correspondence. (Slipcases 1-3 in Boxes 28-30); Correspondence & subject files. (Box 1); Notebooks. (Box 2); Columbia University Committee Reports. (Boxes 3-4); N.J. Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967-1968. (Boxes 5-6); Corporate meeting files. (Box 7); Corporate meeting reports. (Box 8); Biographical. (Boxes 9-11); Photographs. (Boxes 12-13); Books from his library. (Box 14); Columbia University memorabilia. (Boxes 15-18); Non-Columbia memorabilia. (Boxes 19-27); Framed memorabilia. (Cartons 1-3, in Oversized); & Framed memorabilia. (Oversize packages 1-3, in Oversized).
Correspondence, subject files, corporate committee files, corporate reports, yearly appointment calendars, biographical materials, photographs, books from his personal library, memorabilia and works of art. Correspondence includes 3 bound slipcased volumes containing 471 letters, notes and congratulatory telegrams on the occasion of R.D. Lilley being named President of AT&T, April 1, 1972. Correspondents include David Rockefeller and Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Subject files contain Columbia University activities. Manuscript files include his student notebooks from the School of Engineering (1931) and the School of Mines (1934-1935). Corporate committee files include the New Jersey Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967-1968. Memorabilia consists of seven Columbia University related plaques, awards, citations, and varsity letters and fifteen Columbia related commemorative gifts and tokens, as well as thirty-five non-Columbia related diplomas, plaques, awards, citations and certificates and fifty-five non Columbia related trophies, commemorative gifts, and presentation pen & pencil sets. The works of art include two views of the Park Place building "Columbia College New-York" (NEW YORK MIRROR, 1828) and "Columbia College and College Green" (New York, 1830) facsimile reprint of the "Palm tree print"; a print of a drawing of "Columbia University circa 1903" from the Avery Library; two signed prints of Ernest D. Roth "Hamilton Hall" and the "School of Mines"; and a relief print of "John Jay" by Stanley Wyatt.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-30. 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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Dodd Lilley papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Robert D. Lilley, 1988.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed HH 01/--/89.
2020-10-21 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) from 1972 to 1976; Columbia University A.B. 1933, B.S. 1934, E.M. 1935, LL.D. 1981; Columbia University Trustee 1968-1980, Emeritus.