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George Lowy Papers, 1969-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0210
Bib ID 11735611 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lowy, George
Title George Lowy Papers, 1969-1982
Physical Description 6 linear feet (5 record cartons)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least 2 business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. George Lowy papers, 1969-1982

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the records of George Lowy as the first Director of the Herbert Lehman Library (at the time called the Chief of Social Sciences Division Library) at the School of International and Public Affairs (then the School of International Affairs (SIA)). The files contain administrative information about the library: acquisitions, annual reports, budgets, building matters, personnel, publications, security, etc.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least 2 business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); George Lowy Papers; Box and Folder; Columbia University; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Columbia University Library Office Files (UA#0214)

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Molly Boord (GS 2021). Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in May 2019.

Revision Description

2019-05-14 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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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Academic libraries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Lehman Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of International and Public Affairs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

George Lowy was born in Hungary in 1924 and educated in Budapest and New York City. At Columbia, he earned his MLS and a PhD in Philosophy. Lowy worked at the Columbia University Libraries and served as the Slavic Acquisitions Section Head at Butler Library. He was the first Lehman (Social Sciences) Library Director and he was also a member of the faculty of the School of International Affairs. He later joined the Pratt Institute as the Director of Libraries. In 1989, he became Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Pratt and stayed in that position through 1991.