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Columbia Spectator Volumes, 1877-2012.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Columbia Spectator Volumes, 1877-2012.
Physical description:323 linear feet (217 flat boxes).
Language(s):In English


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


Scope and Content

This is an collection of the original volumes of the Columbia Spectator .

Supplements to the main edition of the paper (e.g., The Eye, Football Preview, Orientation, Basketball Preview, etc.) are included where available.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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

Processing Information

Finding aid encoded by Patrick Lawlor, 2014.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 13, 2015

Finding aid written in English.

    2015-01-13 File created.

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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History / Biographical Note

Historical note

The student-run Columbia 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.