Columbia University Archives

Class Photograph Albums Collection, 1856-1902

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0131
Bib ID 10278078 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University
Title Class Photograph Albums Collection, 1856-1902
Physical Description 26 linear feet (112 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.



Arranged in one series.



A collection of photo albums (111 items) representing the faculty and graduating classes of Columbia College (now known as Columbia University in the City of New York), and more specifically, the School of Arts (the undergraduate college now known as Columbia College). While the majority of the albums represent Columbia College, there are a few from other Schools including: the School of Law, the School of Mines, and the School of Music. Additionally, there is one album with portraits of Trustees, one from the School of Mines Summer School of Practical Engineering, and one documenting the performance of Capt. Kidd.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located onsite.

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); Class Photograph Albums Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection processed Jennifer Ulrich 2002.

Finding Aid written Jocelyn Wilk August 2012.

Finding Aid further edited Adrien Hilton February 2012.

Revision Description

2013-05-31 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Cabinet photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID