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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series.
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
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Lowy Papers; Box and Folder; Columbia University; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Columbia University Library Office Files (UA#0214)
No additions are expected
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Lehman Library/Alysse Jordan. Method of acquisition--Transfer.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Molly Boord (GS 2021). Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in May 2019.
2019-05-14 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / 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.