Columbia University Archives
 

Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection, 1978-2006, bulk 1982-1997

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains photographs and contact sheets of alumni, faculty and student life taken expressly for a 1980s admissions brochure, capital campaign brochures in the 1990s and the Columbia alumni magazine in the 1980s through early 2000s. Additionally, there are reproductions of photographs and illustrations dating prior to the late 1970s which were used in the magazine.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0208
Bib ID 11166364 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Office of Alumni and Development
Title Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection, 1978-2006, bulk 1982-1997
Physical Description 9.76 linear feet (2 OS flat boxes and 17 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

This collection is located onsite.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The processed portion of the collection is arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of photographs, contact sheets, slides as well as some reproduced illustrations. The collection contains both original prints and reproductions of prints from the Office of Public Information/Office of Public Affairs. Photographs depict student life, university events, campus buildings, alumni, faculty, administrators, as well as honorary degree recipients and famous visitors to campus. Photos of faculty and alumni include individual portraits as well as documentation of classroom, workplace interaction, and individuals at alumni events.

  • Series I: Gabe Cooney Photographs, 1980s, 1996-1997

    Arranged in five sub-series, this series contains 8x 10 photographs and oversize contact sheets taken by photographer Gabriel Cooney who was hired by the Office of Alumni and Development to take photos of students, administrators and campus for use in an admissions brochure in the 1980s and fundraising campaign brochures in the 1990s. The contact sheets found in this series correspond directly to sheets of negatives found in the Gabe Cooney Photograph Collection (UA#0220).

  • Series II: Columbia Magazine Photo Files, 1978-2006

    This series contains photographs collected and published by the staff of Columbia magazine between 1978 and 2006. Many of the photographs are reproductions of photos, paintings and prints of alumni, honorary degree recipients, and noted university administrators and donors courtesy of the Office of Public Information/Office of Public Affairs and dating prior to 1978.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

This collection is located onsite.

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); Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Material at Columbia

Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003)

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection (UA# 0109)

Gabe Cooney Photograph Collection (UA#0220)

Accrual

No additions are expected

Custodial History

Material was donated to the University Archives by staff of Columbia Magazine in 2015.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jocelyn Wilk and Chloe Foussianes (BC 2016) in summer 2015. Students Shriya Patnaik (GSAS 2017) in spring 2016 and Victoria Wiet (GSAS) in Summer 2016 did additional organizational work with the physical files and assisted with the creation of the finding aid.

Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk December 2016.

Revision Description

2017-03-09 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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Contact sheets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia College (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Alumni and alumnae Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Alumni and Development (formerly known as University Development and Alumni Relations or UDAR) upholds the mission of Columbia University by maximizing useful philanthropic gift and grant support in ways that bring benefit to the University, satisfaction to its donors, and fulfillment to its faculty, students and staff. All individual school and constituent alumni offices report to this office, which itself reports to the University's central administration. The Office of Alumni Relations and Development is responsible for the running of the Columbia Alumni Association, the Columbia Campaign, and publishing Columbia, the University's quarterly magazine for alumni, which was founded in 1975. The magazine is sent free of charge to all alumni of Columbia University in the U.S. and abroad, as well as to faculty, staff, and friends. In 2009 UDAR rebranded itself as the Office of Alumni and Development when it moved into the newly built Columbia Alumni Center on 113th Street.