Columbia University Archives
 

Alumni Federation Cards, 1750s-1970s, bulk 1880s-1940s

Summary Information

Abstract

A collection of alphabetical card files kept by the Alumni Federation, these records contain degree and year for alumni as well as information about their lives after Columbia: occupation, addresses, milestones, etc.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0050
Bib ID 12360019 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Alumni Federation of Columbia University
Title Alumni Federation Cards, 1750s-1970s, bulk 1880s-1940s
Physical Description 40 linear feet (80 index card boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located onsite.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of two sets of card files, each arranged alphabetically, containing basic information about individuals who attended Columbia University. Cards exist for both graduates and non-graduates of Columbia University and can include birth and death dates, schools attended, degrees earned, addresses, employment information, family information, and honors received. Information about alumni from the 18th century is included in this collection, but the most informative cards are for those who attended from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. There are two alphabetical sequences in this collection: those for whom the Federation was notified that they had passed away and those alumni who were still living. The second alphabetical sequence (for those that were still living) is not complete and ends abruptly in the Ss.

  • Series I: Individuals

    Arranged in one series these cards contain basic information about individuals who attended Columbia University. Although the content of these cards varies widely by individual, cards always include the date and type of degree earned. Cards are arranged in two alphabetical sequences: one for those whom the Federation was notified that they had passed away and the second for those alumni who were still living. The second alphabetical sequence (for those that were still living) is not complete and ends abruptly in the Ss If the last name can be found in two boxes (one from each sequence), request both..

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located onsite.

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; Alumni Federation Cards; Box; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

Historical Biographical Files Collection (UA#0002)

Accrual

No additions are expected

Ownership and Custodial History

Material was donated to the University Archives by the Alumni Office in the early 1990s.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Jocelyn Wilk 01/2007.

Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk 01/2017.

Revision Description

2017-02-03 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia College (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Alumni and alumnae Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Alumni Federation of Columbia University was formed as a stand-alone corporation in 1916 as an umbrella organization for the alumni of the various schools. Under the Federation's constitution, the alumni organization of each school was to have a leadership role in the Federation through membership on the 'Alumni Council'. The Federation ceased to operate as a separate corporation in the 1980s, and its activities were funded through the University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) budget which also provided administrative support. The Federation's activities were limited. In accordance with the University's By-Laws, the Federation participated in selecting candidates for nomination as 'Alumni Trustees' to the University's Board. As required by the University Statutes, the Federation appointed two members to the University Senate. Historically, the Federation also sponsored the Commencement Day luncheon where 10 alumni were annually awarded the Alumni Medal for Distinguished Service. Additionally, the Federation sponsored a mentoring program for current international students and two academic/social events per year. In 2005, after an extensive review of Columbia's alumni relations efforts it was decided that the University's 250,000 alumni worldwide would be better served by a centralized alumni association (Columbia Alumni Association) - building on the efforts of the existing school-based alumni associations and transcending traditional silos within the University. During the 2005 Commencement Day annual meeting of the Federation, the President of the Federation, Dr. Paul M. Thompson, called for a motion to dissolve the Federation as the representative organization for University alumni. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved by all in attendance.

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Series I: Individuals

Arranged in one series these cards contain basic information about individuals who attended Columbia University. Although the content of these cards varies widely by individual, cards always include the date and type of degree earned. Cards are arranged in two alphabetical sequences: one for those whom the Federation was notified that they had passed away and the second for those alumni who were still living. The second alphabetical sequence (for those that were still living) is not complete and ends abruptly in the Ss If the last name can be found in two boxes (one from each sequence), request both..



Box 1 Aa-Arm



Box 42 Aa-Armstrong



Box 2 Arn-Bars



Box 43 Arn-Baukat



Box 3 Bart-Be



Box 44 Baum-Biow



Box 4 Bi-Boz



Box 45 Bir-Bradford



Box 5 Br-Buk



Box 46 Bradley-Burbridge



Box 6 Bul-Casp



Box 47 Burch-Caswell



Box 7 Cass-Cok



Box 48 Cat-Cohart



Box 49 Cohen-Craigmyle



Box 8 Col-Crou



Box 50 Craine-Deaton



Box 9 Crow-Der



Box 51 Deb-Dorosh



Box 10 Des-Dv



Box 52 Dorr-Elkus



Box 11 Dw-Far



Box 53 Ell-Fermon



Box 12 Fas-Fra



Box 54 Fern-Frank



Box 13 Fra-Gilk



Box 55 Franke-Gazzam



Box 56 Ge-Goldstein



Box 14 Gill-Gree



Box 57 Goldsticker-Groothuis



Box 15 Greg-Harp



Box 58 Gros-Harout



Box 59 Harp-Herty



Box 16 Harr-Hey



Box 60 Hertz-Houck



Box 17 Hi-Huc



Box 61 Hough-Jacobsen



Box 18 Hud-Jis



Box 62 Jacobson-Kalvin



Box 19 Jo-Ker



Box 63 Kamaiky-Kilvington



Box 20 Kes-Lal



Box 64 Kim-Krill



Box 65 Krim-Lee



Box 21 Lam-Lii



Box 66 Leeb-Lippy



Box 22 Lil-Macm



Box 67 Lipscher-Macksound



Box 68 Macl-Masur



Box 23 Macn-McCop



Box 69 Mat-McOsker



Box 24 McCor-Mik



Box 70 McPeak-Missall



Box 25 Mil-Mos



Box 71 Mit-Muroff



Box 26 Mot-Ob



Box 72 Murphey-Nystrom



Box 73 O-Parzen



Box 27 Oc-Peb



Box 74 Pas-Plympton



Box 28 Pec-Pov



Box 75 Po-Raszewska



Box 29 Pow-Reo



Box 76 Rat-Rizzuti



Box 30 Rep-Rosenb



Box 77 Ro-Roswit



Box 78 Ror-Sasmore



Box 31 Rosend-Sce



Box 79 Sass-Schwarz



Box 32 Sch-Ser



Box 80 Schwarzbach-Sgroi



Box 33 Ses-Sle



Box 34 Sli-Spo



Box 35 Spr-Stri



Box 36 Stro-Thop



Box 37 Thor-Vanc



Box 38 Vand-Warde



Box 39 Wardf-Whitl



Box 40 Whitm-Wood



Box 41 Wool-Z