Columbia University Archives
 

Columbia Medals collection, 1770s-2015

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0121
Bib ID 12954047 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Columbia Medals collection, 1770s-2015
Physical Description 13.13 linear feet (19 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located offsite. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Due to the nature of the items in this collection, access must be arranged with the University Archivist (uarchives@columbia.edu).

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Columbia Medals and Series II: Non-Columbia Medals.

Description

Summary

This is an artificial collection of medals and pins presented to Columbia University students, faculty, staff, and alumni over the years.

  • Series I: Columbia Medals

    This series includes medals and pins related to Columbia University. The medals have been divided into subseries defined by subject areas: academics, athletics, awards, student groups, etc.. Item descriptions include donor/awardee, dates, inscription information (R:recto and V:verson), accession information, item dimensions (in cm), and manufacturer, where available.

  • Series II. Non-Columbia Medals and Pins

    This series contains medals which are not related to Columbia. There are a number of medals related to other academic institutions, specially marking anniversaries. The remainder medals commemorate events and individuals: war service and notable battles, expositions or World's Fairs, monument dedications, anniversaries, congressional medal replicas, etc.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located offsite. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Due to the nature of the items in this collection, access must be arranged with the University Archivist (uarchives@columbia.edu).

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia Medals Collection; Box and Item number; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

The University artifacts collection (UA#0016) contains objects, textiles, buttons, trophies, ribbons, plaques, plates, and other three-dimensional items used as well as created by or for the University. The Academic costumes and textiles collection (UA#0102) consists primarily of academic robes and hoods of various Columbia professors and administrators, especially those given to these individuals for honorary degrees at other universities.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2020-05-13 EAD finding aid (JR)

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Medals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pins (jewelry) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finch, James Kip, 1883-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gerig, John L (John Lawrence), 1878-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rabi, I. I (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID