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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) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series.

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.

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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

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Subject

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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. Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of International and Public Affairs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehman Social Sciences Library 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.

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Series I. George Lowy papers, 1969-1982



Box 1 AAASS, B&D Committee


Box 1 Africa and African Institute


Box 1 Africa & African Institute


Box 1 Agency for International Development


Box 1 ALA Policy and Research Committee


Box 1 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)


Box 1 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)


Box 1 American Society of Indexers


Box 1 American Society of Indexers


Box 1 Annual Reports


Box 1 Annual Reports, 1969-1970


Box 1 Annual Reports


Box 1 Annual Reports, 1970-1971


Box 1 Annual Reports, 1972-1973


Box 1 Anthony, Donald C. Associate Director


Box 1 Anthony, Donald C. Associate Director


Box 1 ARCATA


Box 1 Archivo de Arte Americano


Box 1 Area Studies' Funds and Acquisitions


Box 1 Arman -- Pending


Box 1 Association of Research Libraries


Box 1 Association of Research Libraries


Box 1 Binding


Box 1 Bloch, Prof Henry


Box 1 Budapest University


Box 1 Budget


Box 1 CUL Library Guide


Box 1 Charters and Statutes of the University


Box 1 Center for Research Libraries


Box 1 Center for the Study of Human Rights, 1978


Box 1 Budget


Box 1 Collection Development


Box 1 Collection Policy


Box 1 Columbia University Libraries' Memorandums


Box 1 Commission on the Status of Women at Columbia


Box 1 Committee in Collection Development and Preservation


Box 1 Committee on Humanistic and Historical Research


Box 1 Communications Collection


Box 1 Cordier, Andrew, Dean


Box 1 Cordier, Andrew, Dean


Box 1 Director's Newsletters & Memorandums


Box 1 Director's Newsletters & Memorandums


Box 1 Documentation Center


Box 1 Dr, David L. Sills


Box 1 Duda, Frederick, Assistant Director


Box 1 East Central Europe


Box 1 Eotvos University


Box 1 Estonian Exchange


Box 1 East Central Europe & East Central Europe Institute


Box 1 Fall


Box 1 Fall, James E., Head of Processing Department


Box 1 Fire Drill


Box 1 Foreign Newspaper Microfilm Project


Box 1 Four Continent


Box 1 Friends of the Columbia Libraries



Box 2 Mr. George Lowy


Box 2 Haas, Warren J., Director


Box 2 W. J. Hass, Director of Libraries


Box 2 Hoover Institution


Box 2 Howard Linton


Box 2 IA (International Affairs)


Box 2 Int. Affairs (International Affairs)


Box 2 IA Acq (Acquisitions)


Box 2 International Affairs Acquisitions


Box 2 IA Bibls (Bibliographies)


Box 2 IA Bldg (International Affairs Building)


Box 2 IA Bldg (International Affairs Building)


Box 2 IAL Budget (International Affairs Library)


Box 2 IA Committee on Instruction


Box 2 IA Current


Box 2 IAL (International Affairs Library)


Box 2 IAL (International Affairs Library)


Box 2 IA Rept (Annual Report)


Box 2 IA RR (Reading Room)


Box 2 I.D.C.


Box 2 International Affairs Building


Box 2 International Advisory Council


Box 2 International Advisory Council


Box 2 International Affairs Library


Box 2 Inter-Documentation Co.


Box 2 International Micro-Print


Box 2 Israel


Box 2 Israel -- PL 480


Box 2 Prof. Istvan Deak


Box 2 Kemp, Erle P., Associate Director


Box 2 Mr. Erle P. Kemp


Box 2 Lane, Alfred, Chief, Gift and Exchange Department


Box 2 Latin America


Box 2 Latin America


Box 2 Laura Bolton Recordings


Box 2 Personnel, Jobs Applications


Box 2 Lehman Papers


Box 2 Library of Congress


Box 2 Library of Congress


Box 2 Library of Congress


Box 2 Lucy, Ms. Mary-Lou


Box 2 Metro


Box 2 Microforms


Box 2 Middle East


Box 2 Middle East


Box 2 Minority Program -- Library School



Box 3 Miscellaneous


Box 3 Miscellaneous


Box 3 Monthly Statements


Box 3 Monthly Statements


Box 3 Personnel, Job Descriptions, Job Classifications, Union Contracts, etc.


Box 3 Personnel


Box 3 Picker, Dean Harvey -- SIA


Box 3 PL-480


Box 3 PL-480


Box 3 Personnel Records


Box 3 PL-480 Newsletters


Box 3 PL-480 Newsletters


Box 3 Planning Office


Box 3 Polish, PL 480


Box 3 Representative Committee of Librarians (RCL)


Box 3 RCL -- Representative Committee of Librarians


Box 3 Reprints (Slavic & Others)


Box 3 Research Publications


Box 3 Research Publications, Inc.


Box 3 Roudiez, Francis, Assistant to the Dean


Box 3 Russian Acquisitions


Box 3 Russian Archives


Box 3 Russian Acquisitions


Box 3 Russian Institute


Box 3 Russian Institute


Box 3 School of International Affairs


Box 3 Serial Acquisitions


Box 3 Slavic Acquisitions


Box 3 South East Asia


Box 3 Southern Asia


Box 3 Southern Asia


Box 3 Staff Utilization -- GAs (General Assistants)


Box 3 Statistical Reports


Box 3 Study of Science in Human Affairs


Box 3 Technical Services


Box 3 Technical Services Newsletter


Box 3 The Dunellen Company, Inc.


Box 3 Turkish


Box 3 United Nations


Box 3 University Microfilms


Box 3 Vacations


Box 3 Work-Study Program


Box 3 Xerox Corp.


Box 3 A.W. Cordier


Box 3 Annual Report, 1977-1978


Box 3 Annual Report, 1978-1979


Box 3 Budget Data, 1979-1980


Box 3 Bureau of Applied Social Research Library


Box 3 Blind & Physically Disabled


Box 3 Columbia University -- Miscellaneous


Box 3 Department of Physical Science -- Phyllis Shapiro -- 723 IA


Box 3 Documents Service Center, 1977-1978


Box 3 Documents Service Center, 1978-1978



Box 4 Documents Service Center, 1979-1980


Box 4 Fire


Box 4 General Assistants, 1977-1978


Box 4 General Assistants, 1978-1979


Box 4 General Assistants, 1979-1980


Box 4 Herbert Lehman Papers


Box 4 Inter Library Loan, 1977-1980


Box 4 Inventory, 1977-1980


Box 4 Lehman Library, 1977-1978


Box 4 Lehman Library, 1978-1979


Box 4 Lehman Library, 1979-1980


Box 4 Lehman Newspapers


Box 4 Matthew J. Simon -- Personal


Box 4 Miscellaneous


Box 4 Monthly Statements


Box 4 Monthly Statements, 1979-1980


Box 4 Monthly Statements, 1978-1979


Box 4 Monthly Statements, 1977-1978


Box 4 Microfilm Newspapers


Box 4 Newspapers -- I.A.


Box 4 Newspapers -- C.U. Libraries


Box 4 Newspapers


Box 4 Newspapers


Box 4 Other CU Library Offices


Box 4 Preservation/Repograghy, 1977-1980


Box 4 Professional Staff, 1978-1979


Box 4 Professional Staff, 1979-1980


Box 4 Reports, 1977-1980 School of Law Library Reorganization; Library Cost Study; Publication Study group, 1977-1980


Box 4 Professional Staff, 1977-1978


Box 4 Representative Committee of Librarians


Box 4 Research Librarians Group


Box 4 Reserves


Box 4 Resources Group, 1977-1980


Box 4 School of International Affairs, 1977-1980


Box 4 Security, 1977-1980


Box 4 Services Group, 1977-1980


Box 4 Signage System for the Libraries Task Force


Box 4 Social Sciences Division: Search for a new chief of division, 1979-1980


Box 4 Social Work/Lehman Library, 1977-1978


Box 4 Social Work/Lehman Library, 1979-1980


Box 4 Support Group, 1977-1980


Box 4 Support Staff, 1979-80


Box 4 Supporting Staff, 1978-1979


Box 4 Task Force on F Invoices


Box 4 Task Force on F Invoices


Box 4 Task Force on Technical Reports


Box 4 Union Staff, 1977-1978



Box 5 Access/Circulation/IDs, 1980-1981


Box 5 Acopian Armenian Reading Room


Box 5 Air -- Lehman Library


Box 5 American Enterprise Institute, 1980-1981


Box 5 Catalogs: Card, fiche, on-line, 1980-1981


Box 5 Center for Research Libraries


Box 5 Center for the Social Sciences


Box 5 Classifications System/CUL, 1980-1981


Box 5 Clearwater Press


Box 5 Coordinator, Lehman, 1980-1981


Box 5 Current Filing


Box 5 Database, 1980-1981


Box 5 Educational Program: Lehman Library, 1978


Box 5 Equal Employment (guidelines, etc.), 1980-1981


Box 5 Faculty, 1980-1981


Box 5 GAs (General Assistants) -- Hours, 1980-1981


Box 5 GAs (General Assistants) -- Rosters, 1980-1981


Box 5 GAs (General Assistants) -- Training, 1980-1981


Box 5 In-Process & Union Lists, 1980-1981


Box 5 Interlibrary Loan, 1980-1981


Box 5 Library Information Office: blocking, cancellations, etc., 1980-1981


Box 5 Instructing Program (Library Course), 1978


Box 5 Mail: Local & US Postal Service, 1980-1981


Box 5 Micro: forms & equipment, 1980-1981


Box 5 Money: Budgets, Cash Handling, Financial System, 1980-1981


Box 5 Money: Budgets, Cash Handling, Financial System, 1981-1982


Box 5 Operations & Planning Council, 1980-1981


Box 5 Photocopies


Box 5 Physical Plant: air, heat, cubicles, etc., 1980-1981


Box 5 Planning Processes TC (Teachers College)


Box 5 Processing: monographs, serials, binding, etc., 1980-1981


Box 5 Professional Staff Matters, 1980-1981


Box 5 RDC, 1980-1981


Box 5 Reports: CU/American Museum of Natural History, New York Botanical Gardens, Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights,, 1980-1981


Box 5 Representative Committee of Librarians, 1980-1981


Box 5 Research Librarians Group, 1980-1981


Box 5 Reserves, 1980-1981


Box 5 Schedules & Scheduling, 1980-1981


Box 5 Security & Keys, 1980-1981


Box 5 Services Group, 1980-1981


Box 5 Supplies & Equipment, 1980-1981


Box 5 Staff: development, evaluation, reassigned, training, etc., 1980-1981


Box 5 Suggestion Box, 1980-1981


Box 5 Technical Services Group


Box 5 Telephones, 1980-1981


Box 5 Tuition, 1980-1981