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Bard College Minutes, 1928-1944

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of the Board of Trustees and Faculty meeting minutes of St. Stephen's College (1928-1935) and Bard College of Columbia University (1935-1944).

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0314
Bib ID 14262199 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bard College
Title Bard College Minutes, 1928-1944
Physical Description 0.63 Linear Feet (1 document boxes and 1 half-size document box)
Language(s) Materials are in English.
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Minutes, 1928-1944.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the Board of Trustees and Faculty meeting minutes of St. Stephen's College (1928-1935) and Bard College of Columbia University (1935-1944).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Conditions Governing Use

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); Bard College Minutes; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Additional materials about Bard College can be found in the Office of the President's records or Central Files (UA#0001) and Historical Subject Files (UA#0002). There are also Bard College catalogues (call number CT3 H), freshmen handbooks (CT3 I), a 1929 yearbook (CE An79) and other publications available in the Columbiana Library. Columbia Alumni News devoted an entire issue to "St. Stephen's of Columbia University" (Vol. XX, 14 December 1928, call number CQ3 Al83). There is an oral history with Carlton Chester Qualey, historian and educator, on the relations between Bard College and Columbia University during the 1930s.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in August 2019.

Revision Description

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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Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

St. Stephen's College, an undergraduate college of arts and sciences in Annandale-on-Hudson, was founded in 1860. In 1928, the College was incorporated within the educational system of Columbia University as one of its colleges for undergraduates (St. Stephen's College of Columbia University). Meant to be on parity with Columbia College and Barnard College, the College had an agreement similar to the one between Columbia and Teachers College. All schools shared one University President, but St. Stephen's retained its Board of Trustees and managed its own finances. Less than 100 miles from Morningside Heights, "Columbia Up-State" was a small, residential college for about 125 men, based on the Oxford and Cambridge model with small classes, tutorials, and a focus on independent research and study. Students even wore robes to lectures. In 1935, with former Columbia professor Donald Tewksbury as Dean, the College broke from the Protestant Episcopal Church and changed its name to Bard College of Columbia University, in honor of its founder, John Bard. In 1944, Bard opened its doors to women students, which marked the end of its association with Columbia.