|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This processed portion of the collection is arranged into one series.
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
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 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.
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
No additions are expected
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Material was donated to the University Archives by staff of The School of Engineering Dean's Office in June 2016.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
2017-05-27 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.