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Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1864-2011

Series II. Graduate Faculties, 1883-1988

The Faculty of Political Science was established in 1880 by John W. Burgess. This was the first step in transforming Columbia College into Columbia University in the City of New York. The Faculty of Philosophy came into being in 1890, and the Faculty of Pure Science, in 1892. These faculties required students to have a bachelor's degree for admission; focused on research and the advancement of learning; and offered the highest degree, the Ph.D. Starting in 1909, these faculties shared a Dean. In 1979, the Faculties officially merged as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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Faculty of Political Science minutes, 1883-1979

(Before 1957 the graduate faculties were divided into three separate faculties. Courses taught by the Faculty of Political Science included the following disciplines: Anthropology (starting in 1946-1947 before that it was part of the Faculty of Philosophy), Economics, History, Mathematical Statistics, Public Law and Government, and Sociology.)



Volume 25 1883 to 1897



Volume 26 1897 to 1919



Volume 27 1920 to 1939



Volume 28 1940 to 1949



Volume 29 1950 to 1962



Volume 30 1963 to 1970



Volume 31 1950 to 1976


Faculty of Political Science Committee on Instruction minutes, 1915-1979



Box 2 Folder 1 1915 January


Box 2 Folder 2 1919 November to 1939 May


Box 2 Folder 3 1939 September to 1945 December


Box 2 Folder 4 1946 January to 1952 November


Box 2 Folder 5 1953 January to 1958 December


Box 2 Folder 6 1959 January to 1961 April



Box 3 Folder 1 1961 May to 1963 May


Box 3 Folder 2 1963 May to 1964 May


Box 3 Folder 3 1964 October to 1967 May


Box 3 Folder 4 Subject index cards, 1919-1963



Volume 32 1959 to 1979


Faculty of Philosophy minutes, 1890-1976

(Before 1957 the graduate faculties were divided into three separate faculties. Courses taught by the Faculty of Philosophy included the following disciplines: Anthropology (until 1946 when it moved to the Faculty of Political Science), Classical Philology, Chinese, English and Comparative Literature, Germanic Languages, Indo-Iranian Languages, Japanese, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology (until 1947 when it moved to the Faculty of Pure Science), Religion, Romance Languages, Semitic Languages, and Slavic Languages.)



Volume 33 1890 to 1903



Volume 34 1900 to 1921



Volume 35 1921 to 1941



Volume 36 1941 to 1962



Volume 37 1956 to 1976


Faculty of Philosophy Committee on Instruction minutes



Box 3 Folder 5 1906 to 1911

(Originally called the Committee on Program of Studies)



Volume 38 1965 to 1975


Faculty of Pure Science minutes, 1892-1979

(Before 1957 the graduate faculties were divided into three separate faculties. Courses taught by the Faculty of Pure Science included the following disciplines: Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Geography, Mineralogy (up to 1939), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology (starting in 1947), and Zoology.)



Volume 39 1892 September to 1932 April



Volume 40 1909 to 1925



Volume 41 1926 to 1941



Volume 42 1941 to 1951



Volume 43 1944 to 1970



Volume 44 1951 to 1962



Volume 45 1955 to 1976


Faculty of Pure Science Committee on Instruction minutes



Box 3 Folder 6 1910 to 1921



Volume 46 1964 to 1979


Joint Graduate Committee on Instruction minutes, 1911-1969



Volume 47 1911 to 1922



Volume 48 1922 to 1939



Volume 49 1939 to 1955



Volume 50 1955 to 1965



Volume 51 1965 to 1969


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences minutes, 1971-1981



Volume 52 1971 to 1975



Volume 53 1976 to 1981



Volume 54 Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Subcommittee on Curriculum minutes, 1979-1988