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Class Photograph Albums Collection, 1856-1902

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Class Photograph Albums Collection, 1856-1902
Physical description:25 linear ft. (111 flat boxes)
Language(s): Material is in English.


Arranged in one series.


Scope and Content

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

Access Restrictions

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; 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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Collection processed 2002 Jennifer Ulrich

Finding Aid written August 2012 Jocelyn Wilk

Finding Aid further edited February 2012 Adrien Hilton

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion May 31, 2013

Finding aid written in English.

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

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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HeadingCUL Archives:
CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Cabinet photographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


HeadingCUL Archives:
CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note