Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

RBML Office Files, 1917-2016

Series X. Registration Forms, 1949- 2013

Materials are restricted; please contact rbml@columbia.edu to request permission to access the records.

Registration forms are filled out by researchers when they first arrive at the library. These forms were originally called permission forms since the user was "apply[ing] for permission to read and to take notes" from letters and manuscripts in the collection. Users had to specify not only which materials they were interested in but also they had to state the purpose of their research, supply a local and a permanent address, enter a Columbia or other affiliation, and sign the form. Once submitted, the form recorded the library staff member who granted permission, the date, and any limitations on access. By 1972, researchers can find on the form the rules governing the use of manuscripts: permission to examine, permission to publish and permission for photographic or other reproductions (staff approval is no longer recorded on the form). In 1996 the format of the registration form is adapted in order to include space for a copy of the researcher's Columbia or government-issued ID. The University Archives started using registration card in 2005. In August 2009, all divisions in the RBML adopted the University Archives registration card and these were filed together (no longer by division). Since February 2013, all user information is entered in the Special Collections Research Account Aeon software. The registration forms are filed alphabetically by researcher's last name. The University Archives patron registration cards (and the ones used by all RBML divisions starting August 2009) are organized by registration numbers, which were assigned sequentially.

Submit a request for access to the archival material. All users will need to register the first time they make a request. Columbia-affiliated users may login with their uni and password. Unaffiliated users may create a new account.



Bakhmeteff Archives registration forms



Box 267 A-Z, 1978- 1980


Box 267 A-I, 1991- 1994



Box 268 I-Z, 1991- 1994



Box 269 A-Z, 1995- 1999



Box 360 A-Z, 2006 April -2008 December, 2006



Box 361 A-Z, 2009 January - 2009 July, 2009


Manuscript registration forms



Box 226 A-M, 1949- 1966



Box 227 N-Z, 1949- 1966



Box 228 A-K, 1967- 1970



Box 229 L-Z, 1967- 1970



Box 230 A-L, 1970- 1974



Box 231 M-Z, 1970- 1974



Box 232 A-G, 1975- 1979



Box 233 H-N, 1975- 1979



Box 234 O-Z, 1975- 1979



Box 235 A-L, 1980-1982 June, 1980-1982



Box 236 M-Z, 1980-1982 June, 1980-1982



Box 237 A-L, 1982 July - 1985, 1982



Box 238 M-Z, 1982 July - 1985, 1982



Box 274 A-G, 1985- 1987



Box 275 P-Z, 1985- 1987



Box 239 A-Z, 1986- 1988



Box 276 A-H, 1987- 1991



Box 277 I-Z, 1987- 1991



Box 278 A-Z, 1991- 1992



Box 240 A-O, 1991- 1994



Box 241 P-Z, 1991- 1994



Box 242 A-Mo, 1995-1996 June, 1995-1996



Box 243 Mu-Z, 1995-1996 June, 1995-1996



Box 244 A-M, 1996 July -1998 December, 1996



Box 245 N-Z, 1996 July -1998 December, 1996



Box 246 A-Z, 1999 January - 1999 July 5, 1999



Box 247 A-Z, 1999 July 6 - 2000, 1999



Box 248 A-Hj, 2001- 2002



Box 249 Ho-N, 2001- 2002



Box 250 O-Z, 2001- 2002



Box 362 A-Z, 2003-2006 March, 2003-2006



Box 360 A-Z, 2006 April -2008 December, 2006



Box 361 A-Z, 2009 January - 2009 July, 2009


Rare Book registrations



Box 270 A-Z, 1996- 1998



Box 271 A-Z, 1998- 1999



Box 272 A-Z, 1999- 2000



Box 273 A-Z, 2001- 2002



Box 362 A-P, 2003-2006 March, 2003-2006



Box 360 Q-Z, 2003-2006 March, 2003-2006


Box 360 A-Z, 2006 April -2008 December, 2006



Box 361 A-Z, 2009 January - 2009 July, 2009


University Archives patron registration cards



Box 363 0001-0928 2005 April -2008 September, 0001-0928, 2005


Box 363 0929-1881 2008 September -2009 December, 0929-1881, 2008



Box 364 1882-2533 2009 December -2010 April, 1882-2533, 2009


Box 364 2534-3416 2010 April -2010 October, 2534-3416, 2010



Box 365 3417-4374 2010 October -2011 May, 3417-4374, 2010


Box 365 4376-5281 2011 May -2011 November, 4376-5281, 2011



Box 366 5282-6061 2011 November -2012 March, 5282-6061, 2011


Box 366 6062-7039 2012 March -2012 December, 6062-7039, 2012



Box 359 7040-7538 2012 December -2013 February, 7040-7538, 2012