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At a Glance
This collection consists of the materials submitted to or collected by the Deans of the Graduate Faculties in preparation for the Annual Report. Materials include newpaper articles, reports for department heads, new faculty announcements, correspondence, and facts and figures for publication. There are also copies of the published Annual Reports.
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.
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This collection is located off-site. 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.
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.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in November 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
History / Biographical Note
The Dean of the Graduate Faculties was also known as the Dean of the Faculties of Political Science, Philosophy and Pure Science. The Annual Reports, published in October or November, summarized the previous academic year's highlights. In addition to enrollment figures, the Deans would address issues such as degree requirements, changes in programs, and the scope and reach of Columbia as a research university. Frederick J.E. Woodbridge served as Dean from 1912 to 1929; Howard Lee McBain from 1929 to 1936; and George Pegram from 1936 to 1949.