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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in four series.
Scope and Content
This collection contains postcards that feature imagery relating to Columbia University. These postcards date mostly from 1900 to 1950, although many date closer to the period of 1910 to 1925. Some postcards contain messages and stamps, but many are blank. There are a large number of postcards depicting Low Library and aerial views of the Morningside Campus, as well as a fair number depicting various sites on Barnard's campus and Teachers College. These postcards contain a mixture of photographed and illustrated images, with both black and white and color images.
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); Will Csaplar Postcard Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0004)
Historical Photograph Collection, 1855-2012 (UA#0003)
No additions are expected
Ownership and Custodial History
This collection was donated to Columbia University Archives by Will Csaplar CC 1956 in 2016.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Will Csaplar CC 1956. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2016.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Emily Burns, CC 2017. Finding aid written by Emily Burns in April 2017.
Postcards processed Emily Burns, CC 2017 April 2017.
2017-07-11 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Wilfrid (Will) W. Csaplar graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1957 and from the Graduate Business School with a Master's Degree in 1958. While an undergraduate at Columbia, Csaplar competed on the Varsity track and basketball teams and was a member of the Spiked Shoe Society and the University Christian Society. He also belonged to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.