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Robert Dodd Lilley papers, 1935-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0781
Bib ID 4079755 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lilley, Robert Dodd, 1912-1986
Title Robert Dodd Lilley papers, 1935-1986
Physical Description 16 linear feet (27 boxes 3 slipcases 6 oversized packages)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/29_LI-LU_07.pdf
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged. Correspondence. (Slipcases 1-3); 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); & Framed memorabilia. (Oversize packages 1-3).

Description

Summary

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 ca. 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

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.

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); 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

Processing Information

Papers Processed HH 01/--/89.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calendars (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
diplomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Telephone and Telegraph Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College trustees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Engineering Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Trustees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Jersey. Commission on Civil Disorders Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.