Columbia University Archives

Columbia University Calendars, 1902-2011

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0187
Bib ID 13222652 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Columbia University Calendars, 1902-2011
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize flat box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

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This collection is arranged in one series.



This collection contains calendars produced by various departments and offices of the University to serve as mementos, record the academic year, or mark anniversaries, such as the sesquicentennial calendar in 1904. Some are calendars made to be displayed on walls; others are weekly appointment books. The calendars contain original artwork (drawings, cartoons) and photographs. Earlier calendar feature photos which originally appeared in the yearbook, the Columbian. Later calendars contain photos of the Morningside Heights campus buildings and students, many of which can be found in the Historical Photograph Collection (including those by Manny Warman, University Photographer) and in the Walter L. Bogert Photograph album.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University calendars; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Walter L. Bogert Photograph album (UA#0177) and Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003)

Accrual of Records

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Ulrich in January 2003. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in May 2019.

Revision Description

2019-05-12 File created.

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

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Columbia University calendars is an artficial collection compiled by Columbiana curators and University Archives staff over the years.

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Series I. Calendars, 1902-2011

Box 1 Folder 1 Columbia University Calendar (wall), 1902

(Images: "Columbia University" [aerial view]; "Ex-President Low"; "Acting-President Butler"; "From the Varsity Show, 1901"; "Library and South Court"; "Museum, Schemerhorn Hall"; "Havemeyer Hall"; "Gymnasium"; "Reading Rom, Library"; "A Corner of the Campus"; "Trustees Room"; "Engineering Building"; "Boat House"; "The Grove"; "University Hall"; "Boat House"; "Philadelphia Relay Team"; "College Hall"; "Power House"; "Law Library"; "The Tank" [swimming pool]; "West Hall"; "Dean Van Amridge"; "The Balcony -- Gymnasium"; "Library from South Hall"; "Senior Class, 1901"; "The Gymnasium on Class Day"; "1901 Varsity Crew"; "View from South Field"; "Looking Southeast form Barnard"; "Camp Columbia, Litchfield Columbia"; "Entrance Hall, Library"; "Teachers' College"; "College of Physicians and Surgeons"; "Varsity Football Team, 1901"; "President's Room"; "Entrance hall, Barnard"; "Barnard from Broadway"; "Barnard College from the South"; "Fayerweather and Schemerhorn Halls"; "A Cloudy Day" [Low Library]; "Entrance Hall, Schemerhorn")

Box 1 Folder 2 Columbia University Calendar (wall), 1903

(Images: "The Installation of President Nicholas Murray Butler, April 19, 1902 -- Awaiting the Arrival of the President of the United States"; "The Installation of President Nicholas Murray Butler -- Gymnasium Arranged for the Ceremony"; "Columbia University from the South"; "Havemeyer Hall and Engineering Building"; "View from the South-West" [Broadway and building construction scene]; "Earl Hall"; "Schemerhorn Hall and Fayerweather Hall"; "The Green"; "Barnard College"; "View from the North-West"; "College of Physicians and Surgeons -- 59th Street"; " Teachers College")

Box 2 Folder 1 Columbia University Sesquicentennial Calendar (wall), 1904

(Images: "President Butler"; "Samuel Johnson"; "The Library"; "Earl Hall"; "View of Campus Toward South Hall"; "College Hall"; "The Quadrangle from Fayerweather Hall"; "A Corner of the University Commons" [interior scene with students]; "Gym Team, 1903"; "Baseball Team, 1903"; "Scene at Unveiling of Alma Mater Statue, September 23, 1903"; "View of Library at Unveiling of Alma Mater Statue"; "Columbia College in 1860"; Crew team Captain and Coach; "President Butler"; "Dean Van Amringe"; "Barnard College" [street construction and transportation scene]; "Entrance to Barnard College" [women]; "A Scene at Barnard" [women, academic costume]; "Teachers College"; "Horace Mann School" [with construction]; "Milbank Chapel, Teachers College"; "Marching to the Flag Rush"; "Attack of the Reserves" [student scene]; "Struggle at the Tree" [student scene]; "Football Squad, 1903"; "Columbia Field -- Game Beginning"; Football Captain and Coach; "Track Squad, 1903"; "Lacrosse team 1903"; "Basketball Team, 1903"; "Hockey Team, 1903"; "Swimming Team, 1903")

Box 1 Folder 3 Columbia University Calendar (wall), 1905

(Images: "Columbia University from Grant's Tomb"; "President Butler"; "Basketball Team, 1904"; "Hockey Team, 1904"; "Varsity Show"; Athletic Team Captains; "1904 Varsity Crew Squad at Poughkeepsie"; "Track Squad, 1904"; "Baseball Team, 1904"; "Mapes Memorial Gate"; "View on the Quadrange"; "The Library, Looking West"; "View on the Green"; "The Library"; "Main Reading Room, Library"; "Entrance Hall, Library"; "Dean Van Amringe"; "Glee Club"; "Spectator Board"; "College of Pharmacy"; "School of Mines Building"; "Hartley Hall"; "A Scene at Barnard" [commencement]; "Sesquintennial Procession"; "Laying of Corner Stone, St. Paul's Chapel"; "Football Squad, 1904"; "The Pool"; "Swimming Team, 1904"; "Gym team, 1904")

Box 1 Folder 4 Columbia University (wall), 1912

(Cover: Low Memorial Library; "Nicholas Murray Butler"; "Varsity Crew"; "Freshman Crew"; "Coach Rice"; "Track Team"; "Hockey Team"; "Earl Hall"; "Kent Hall"; "Hamilton, Hartley, and Livingston Halls"; "Baseball Team"; "Head Coach Fisher"; "Basketball Team"; "Havemeyer Hall and School of Engineering"; 'Schemerhorn Hall"; "School of Mines"; "Gymnasium Team"; "Wrestling Team"; 'Swimming Team"; "School of Philosophy"; "School of Pharmacy"; "College of Physicians and Surgeons"; "Tennis Team"; "Fencing Team"; "Soccer Team"; "Teachers' College and Dormitories"; "Barnard College"; "Union Theological Seminary" [without tower]; "Chapel"; "Varsity Show")

Box 1 Folder 5 [Crew Team Calendar] (wall), 1914-1915

(Cover: Crew Team; "The Varsity"; "The Junior Varsity"; "'The Old man' Coach Rice"; "Captain Hadsell"; "The Freshman"; "Walk"; "All for the Movies"; "Finish of Princeton Race"; "Out for a Paddle on Lake Carnegie"; "Cottage Club -- Quarters at Princeton"; "Quarters at Edgewater"; "6:30 A.M." [swimming]; "Triple Alliance" [team members]; "Quarters at Poughkeepsie -- The Old -- And New"; "Columbia Winning Varsity Race at Poughkeepsie"; "The Course"; "The Smile that Won't Come Off")

Box 1 Folder 6 Columbia in Portrait (wall), 1940

(Cover: Drawing of Low Library; "Nicholas Murray Butler"; "St. Paul's Chapel"; "Van Am Quadrangle"; "Towers of Religion" [Riverside Church and Union Theological Seminary]; "Le Marteleur" [statue by School of Mines]; "South Hall" [Butler Library]; "South Court"; "International House"; "Barnard"; "Science Corner"; "Gateway to Philosophy and Law"; "School of Business"; "Avery Hall")

Box 1 Folder 7 Columbia in Portrait (wall), 1941

(Cover: Drawing of Alma Mater Statue; "Nicholas Murray Butler"; "Alumni House and Low Library"; "Riverside Church"; "Dormitories"; "Barnard"; "Union Theological Seminary": "International House"; "Chapel from Schemerhorn"; "Earl Hall"; "Science Buildings"; "Between Halves at Baker Field" [football]; "Hamilton"; "South Hall")

Box 1 Folder 8 Columbia in Portrait (wall), 1942

(Cover: "Alma Mater"; "Nicholas Murray Butler"; "South Hall"; "Johnson Hall"; "First Practice" [crew team]; "Jefferson and Journalism"; "Van Am Quadrangle"; "Barnard College"; "Teachers College"; "Earl Hall"; "Hamilton Hall"; "King's Crown on Baker Field" [Marching band formation]; "International House"; "Seth Low" [Low Library])

Box 1 Folder 9 The Columbia Calendar for Engagements (appointment), 1951

(Cover: Alma Mater Statue; "Entrance to Low Memorial Library"; "President and Mrs. Eisenhower at Home" [Standing portrait] ; Bound for the Library [students in snow scene]; "The Van Am Quad" [snow scene]; "A Shot From the Floor" [basketball]; "Butler Library Seen From Low Memorial"; "Senior Ball at the Waldorf"; "Columbia's New Cyclotron at Nevis"; "The Chapel" [rain]; "President Eisenhower and Dean Carman Going to the Forum on Democracy"; "Russell Hall, Teachers College" [women]; "'Le Marteleur' -- School of Mimes"; "Ed Kennedy Coaching Swimming"; "Hamilton Hall"; "Flying High" [Pole Vaulter with Low Library Dome in background]; "Columbia Seen from the air"; "South Court"; "New York Botanical Gardens are used for Research by Columbia Botanists"; 'Spring Fever" [ students sitting in Van Am memorial; "Safe?" [baseball]; "Iris Time"; "The Zero Hour" [lecture hall interior during examination]; "Class Day in Van Am Quadrangle"; "'Stand, Columbia'" [commencement]; "the Tumult and the Shouting Dies" [ Earl Hall]; "Poughkeepsie Regatta" [crew]; "Summer School Registration"; "The Half-Open Gate"; "Teachers College"; "Refreshment Time -- Summer Students in the Grove"; "117th Street"; "Main Gate, Barnard College" [with Broadway, Earl Hall]; "Engineering Camp at Lakeside, Connecticut" [ Camp Columbia];"Avery Library"; "Riverside Drive"; "Repairing the Bricks"; "The Students Return" [with Earl Hall]; "University Book Store During September Rush"; "Freshman Week -- Columbia Meets Barnard" [women]; "Feeding Time" [pigeons]; "College of Physicians and Surgeons from the George Washington Bridge"; "The Season Opens at Baker Field" [football]; "Graduate Seminar in American History" [ classroom interior, women]; "Riverside Church from Barnard Campus"; "Crew Practice"; "College Reading Room"; "First Down!" [football coaches]; "The First Snow -- Morningside Drive"; "December Morning" [St. Paul's Chapel, snow scene]; "Trustees Room, Showing Portrait of Columbia's First President, Samuel Johnson"; "'The Thinker' and Kent Hall" [snow scene]; "Candlelight Service in the Chapel"; "Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center"; 'After the Exodus" [Hamilton Hall Steps snow scene])

Box 1 Folder 10 Columbia University Calendar (appointment), 1962

(Issued by the Community Affairs Division, Office of the Secretary, this is a biweekly events calendar. Includes the weeks from October 28 to November 27, 1962.)

Box 1 Folder 11 The Columbian Datebook (appointment), 1967

(Drawings, Engravings, and Photographs from Spectator, 1879-1894; Text, Drawings, Engravings, and Photographs from Columbian, 1882-1913; Images and text from Jester circa 1900; Photograph from Mortarboard, 1898; "Hamilton Hall-1884"; "The School of Mines Building 1867-1874"; "The Library and Law School, 49th Street"; "the Library, 49th Street" [interior]; "The Columbia Campus at 49th Street" [from Harper's Weekly, November 3, 1894] Professor Brander Matthews -- French Literature Class" [classroom interior with students].)

Box 2 Folder 3 Columbia Calendar (wall), 1992-1993

("Crew Practices at Spuyten Duyvil"; "Homecoming" [band]; "Butler Library" [night scene]; "Hartley and Wallach Undergraduate Dormitories" [snow scene]; "Interior of St. Paul's Chapel"; "Alma Mater by Daniel Chester French" [snow scene]; "Low Memorial Library" [steps]; "The Great God Pan by George Grey Barnard"; 'Commencement" [student scene]; "Just married, St. Paul's Chapel"; "Kent and Hamilton Halls"; "Avery Hall"; "Low Memorial Library"; "the Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Baker Field" [football]; "Student with Rodin's The Thinker" [autumn scene]; "Letters by Charles Keck" [116th Street and Broadway Entrance]. Published by the Columbia University Press on the Centennial of the Press' founding. Photographs by Roy Gumpel, Phyllis Katz, Fred Knubel and Lynn Saville.)

Box 2 Folder 4 Printing Services Calendar (wall), 1994-1995

Box Flat Box 13 Printing Services Calendar (wall), 1995-1996

Box 1 Folder 12 Print & Mail Services Calendar (appointment), 1997-1998

Box 2 Folder 5 Printing Services Calendar (wall), 2003

Box 2 Folder 6 Columbia University Libraries Calendar (wall), 2007-2008

(Published by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries. Features works from the Libraries' special collections.)

Box 2 Folder 7 Lenny Pridatko Calendar of CU Images (wall), 2011

("Butler Library" on cover; "Low Library in snow"; "College Walk" and "The Scholar's Lion"; "College Walk"; "St. Paul's Chapel"; "Butler Library"; "Low Library"; "Buell Hall"; "Steps to Mudd Building"; "Teachers College"; "Earl Hall"; "Low Plaza"; "College Walk". Photos all by Lenny Pridatko.)

Box 2 Folder 8 Teachers College Calendar (wall), 1916

("Pan Columbia Campus" by Guy Spencer; "Entrance to Columbia Campus" by Karl Struss; "Columbia Library at Night" by Katharine Bruchersacher; "Corner of Campus" by Karl Struss; "Whittier Hall Center" by Edith Lowry; "Household Arch Tower Teachers College" by Guy Spencer)