Columbia University Archives
 

RBML Office Files, 1917-2016

Series IV. Facilities, 1947- 2006

Restricted until 2032

This series contains the records related to facilities management such as maintenance logs, disaster reports and space inventories. The majority of the series is related to the construction of the "new" library on top of Butler Library in the early 1980s. The series consists of correspondence, photographs, planning and construction files; blue prints; financial records for fundraising; construction memos and other records that resulted from the renovation made to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Box 348 Folder 1 Facilities reports, 1978- 2000


Box 348 Folder 2 Disaster reports, 1988- 2006


Box 348 Folder 3 Leaks, Butler roof, 2002


Box 348 Folder 4 Leaks, Stack 14, 2000-2003


Box 348 Folder 5 Maintenance log, 1976-2003


Box 348 Folder 6 Moldy and infested manuscripts, 1996- 1998


Box 348 Folder 7 Space inventory, 1993-1994


Box 348 Folder 8 Storage space, 1985-1994


Renovations, 1947-1985



Box 127 Folder 1 Building Fund, 1980-1984


Box 127 Folder 2 Drawings and plans, 1982- 1984


Box 127 Folder 3 Proposal, 1980


Box 127 Folder 4 Publicity, 1981-1984


Box 127 Folder 5 Rare Book addition construction, 1979- 1982


Box 127 Folder 6 Rare Book addition construction, 1983- 1984

(Cain, Farrell & Bell)



Box 128 Folder 1 Building Fund correspondence, 1980- 1984


Box 128 Folder 2-3 Woods Fund correspondence, 1982- 1984

(2 folders)


Box 128 Folder 4 RBM Furniture, 1983-1984


Box 128 Folder 5 "New Quarters" proposals, 1947- 1968



Box 130 Folder 1 Articles and publicity, 1984- 1985


Box 130 Folder 2 Construction memos, 1984- 1985


Box 130 Folder 3 Correspondence relating to new library, 1984


Box 130 Folder 4 Exhibition cases, 1986


Box 130 Folder 5 Finances, 1986


Box 130 Folder 6 Painting of new library, 1984- 1985



Box 131 Folder 1 Photos of Byron Belle and model of the new library, 1983


Box 131 Folder 2 Photos of construction, 1983- 1984


Box 131 Folder 3 Photos of the completed library, 1984


Box 131 Folder 4 Photos of the dedication dinner, 1984

(December 4, 1984)


Box 131 Folder 5 Photos of reception for new library, 1984

(December 5, 1984)