Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Trust Administration Deeds and Gifts Records, 1755-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0122
Bib ID 13225810 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Trustees
Title Trust Administration Deeds and Gifts Records, 1755-1989
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (6 document boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



This collection is arranged in one series.



This collection consists of deeds from various land transactions and gifts of property from donors to Columbia University.

  • Series I. Trust Administration Deeds and Gifts records, 1755-1989

    This series includes deeds to cemetery plots, room endowments in various dormitories from alumni groups, mergers and proposals between Columbia University and area hospitals, and gifts and acquisitions from John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer regarding Rockefeller Center and the founding of the School of Journalism. Records are organized by the name of the property (e.g. Casa Italiana, College of Pharmacy, Ferris Booth Hall) or by the name of the gift giver (e.g. Class of 1887, Estate of Nicholas Murray Butler).

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); Trust Administration Deeds and Gifts records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Buildings and Grounds Collection (UA#0125) and Minutes of the Board of Trustees (UA#0019).


Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brooke Clement. Finding aid written by Brooke Clement in October 2001.

Revision Description

2019-05-16 File created.

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

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.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Columbia University -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Gifts, legacies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Deeds and gift records were transferred to the University Archives by Barbara Holahan, Associate Treasurer, in August 2001. The legal agreements were formerly in a vault in the Chase Manhattan Bank.