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Columbia Engineering Photographs Collection, 1979-2008 [Bulk: 1988-2003]

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Columbia Engineering Photographs Collection, 1979-2008 [Bulk: 1988-2003]
Physical description:8.97 linear ft. (21.5 document boxes).
Language(s):In English


This processed portion of the collection is arranged into one series: Series I. Columbia Engineering Photographs.


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.

Series I: Columbia Engineering Photographs, 1979-2008 (Bulk Dates: 1988-2003)

This series consists of images, arranged roughly alphabetically by year, depicting events and people associated with the School of Engineering from 1979 to 2008.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Accrual Information

No additions are expected.

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)

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion May 27, 2017

Finding aid written in English.

    2017-05-27 File created.

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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HeadingCUL Archives:
CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Black-and-white negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contact sheets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


HeadingCUL Archives:
CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Columbia University.--School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engineering schools.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engineering students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engineering teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note


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.