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Columbia Spectator volumes, 1877-2012

Summary Information

Abstract

Archival copies of the Columbia Spectator.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0207
Bib ID 11035855 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University Spectator
Title Columbia Spectator volumes, 1877-2012
Physical Description 323 linear feet (217 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
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.

Due to the fragile nature of newsprint, permission to view and handle original issues must be given by the University Archivist. The Spectator issues from 1877 through 2015 have been scanned and are available and fully searchable in the online Columbia Spectator Archive.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by volume and issue in 3 series: Series I: Spectator Volumes, 1877-2012; Series II: Duplicates; Series III: Broadway Magazine.

Description

Summary

This is an collection of the original volumes of the Spectator. Supplements to the main edition of the paper (e.g., The Eye, Football Preview, Orientation, Basketball Preview, etc.) are included where available.

General Note

The volumes through 2015 have been digitized and should be primarily accessed via the Digital Spectator Archive: http://spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu/

Other Finding Aids: Columbia University Faculty Photograph Collection (UA#0115) -- Graduate School of Journalism Photograph Collection, 1918-2002 (UA#0110) -- Historical Photograph Collection, 1860-. (UA#0003) -- Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, 1947-2006 (UA#0109)

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Due to the fragile nature of newsprint, permission to view and handle original issues must be given by the University Archivist. The Spectator issues from 1877 through 2015 have been scanned and are available and fully searchable in the online Columbia Spectator Archive.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The University Archives 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); Columbia Spectator Volumes; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Collections:

The digitzed Columbia Spectator volumes should be used rather than the original volumes: Digital Columbia Spectator Archive.

Columbia University Faculty Photograph Collection (UA#0115).

Graduate School of Journalism Photograph Collection, 1918-2002 (UA#0110).

Historical Photograph Collection, 1860- . (UA#0003).

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, 1947-2006 (UA#0109).

Accrual

Additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Finding aid encoded by Patrick Lawlor, 2014.

Revision Description

2015-01-13 File created.

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.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College student newspapers and periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia Spectator Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The student-run Columbia Daily Spectator newspaper was established in 1877 and continues publication to the present day with reportage on Columbia University and Morningside Heights. Contributions to the Spectator are open to the University community and general public, but staff is comprised primarily of undergraduate students at Columbia University. In 1962, a desire to achieve more unbiased reporting and alleviate conflicts of interest initiated the separation of operations from University sponsorship. The publication has since run independently.