Columbia University Archives

Will Csaplar Postcard Collection, 1900-1950s, bulk 1910-1925

Series III: Columbia Postcard Sets

This series contains postcards that were published by individual postcard companies as part of a larger set of Columbia themed postcards. Postcard companies, including Habermas, A.M. Simon, Manhattan Post Card Publishing Company, Columbia University Press Book Store, and J.W.G. These sets feature images of Columbia's Morningside Campus and surrounding Columbia institutions. They are not necessarily complete sets, but feature unified design styles in their photographs and illustrations.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only CU affiliates may view materials on-site. YOU MUST REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE PLACING REQUESTS. Email to request an appointment. You may submit a request for materials once your appointment is confirmed. Affiliates will login with their uni and password, and need to register the first time they make a request.

Box 2 A.M. Simon

(black and white photographs of Morningside campus; Kent Hall; Hartley and Livingston Halls; Hartley Hall; Engineering Hall; Journalism Building; Havemeyer Hall; Hamilton Hall; Students' Hall, Barnard College; Brook's Hall; Kent-Philosophy-Fayerweather Halls; Library; Gate Donated by the Class of 1888 University Hall; View of Fountain and School of Mines; Journalism Building; St. Paul's Chapel)

Columbia University Press Book Store

(sepia photographs of Morningside campus, 1 illustration in color; Chapel, East, Philosophy and Ken Halls; St. Paul's Chapel; Johnson Hall; Furnald Hall, Journalism Building and School of Mines, from South Field; Hartley and Livingstone Halls and Van Amringe Memorial; Milbank Hall; the New Library; Columbia Lion at Baker Field; South Court at Kent and Hamilton Halls; Lowell, Whittier and Emerson Halls; Chandler Laboratories; Horace Mann School and Teachers' College; St. Paul's Chapel; Philosophy and Eats Halls; Brooks Dormitory and Students' Hall, Barnard College; Barnard College; Earl and Engineering Halls; Bird's-Eye View from Broadway; Journalism Building, from South Court; Library and Main Approach to Columbia University; Campus at Earl and Havemeyer Halls; "Van Am" Quadrangle; Low Library; Alma Mater; Casa Italiana; Russell Hall, Teachers' College; Entrance to Library)


(color illustrations of Morningside campus; images include the Sundial; Earl Hall and School of Engineering; Alma Mater; St. Paul's Chapel; the Quadrangle; School of Mines; Barnard College; Library and Main Approach to Columbia University; John Howard Van Amringe Memorial; Students Hall, Barnard College; Early Hall and School of Engineering; Havemeyer Hall; Philosophy and East Halls; Journalism Building; Philosophy Hall; Engineering Hall; South Court, Kent and Hamilton Halls; Whittier Hall; Furnald Hall; Hamilton Hall; Union Theological Seminary; Furnald Hall and School of Journalism; Chapel East, Philosophy and Kent Halls; Teachers College and Russell Hall; The Library and Main Approach to Columbia University; Horace Mann School)


(black and white photographs of Morningside campus; Library; Sundial; Kent, Hartley, and Livingston Halls from Library Steps; Library (different view; 2); Le Marteleur; Barnard College; Teachers College (2); Union Theological Seminary; Union Theological Seminary (different view))

Manhattan Post Card Publishing Company

(11 black and white photographs of Morningside campus, two color illustrations; Fiske Hall, Brinkerhoff Hall; Brooks Hall, Hewitt Hall; Milbank Hall; Russell Hall; Barnard Hall; Haveymeyer Hall; School of Business; Earl Hall; Aeroplane View of Columbia University; Chapel; Johnson Hall; Philosophy Hall, Kent Hall; Library, Kent Hall, St. Paul's Chapel and Hamilton Hall from South; Avery Hall and East Walk to Quadrangle)