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Columbia Engineering Photograph Collection, 1979-2008, bulk 1988-2003

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of photographs, negatives, and contact sheets of alumni and alumni activities, faculty, students and annual events which were taken to illustrate the School of Engineering and Applied Science alumni magazine Columbia Engineering.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0219
Bib ID 12005809 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. School of Engineering and Applied Science, Office of the Dean ; Columbia University. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Title Columbia Engineering Photograph Collection, 1979-2008, bulk 1988-2003
Physical Description 8.97 linear feet (21.5 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This processed portion of the collection is arranged into one series.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 4 x 6 color and black and white photographs, 8 x 10 prints, 35mm negatives and slides of a variety of School of Engineering events, academics, alumni, faculty, students, staff, school life and campus buildings. Annual events such as reunion, Dean's Day, Class Day and the Thomas Egleston Dinner are well represented in this collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); Columbia Engineering Photographs Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003)

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection (UA#0109)

Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection (UA#0208)

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 Emily Felsen (BC 2018) and Kelly Powers (CC 2018). Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in December 2016 and encoded by Joanna Rios in May 2017.

Revision Description

2017-05-27 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.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Black-and-white negatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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 University. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engineering schools Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engineering students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engineering teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science was founded in 1864 by Thomas Egleston Jr. as the School of Mines and it is one of the oldest such institutions in the United States. It later was called the School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry before becoming known as the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In 1997, the school was renamed once again in honor of Chinese businessman Z. Y. Fu, who had donated $26 million. Since the 1970s an alumni publication, intended for alumni and friends, focusing on the people, research and events occurring at the school has been produced by the communications team based in the Dean's Office. The publication has had several different names over the years. From 1979-1985 it was called Columbia Engineering News; for a brief period between October 1985 and May 1986 it was called Columbia University News Notes: School of Engineering and Applied Science; in Autumn 1986 it was renamed Columbia University Engineering News. In the spring of 2010 it assumed its current title of Columbia Engineering. It is currently published two times a year.