|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection includes Kobrin's student files, course materials, memorabilia, and textbooks. There is also correspondence with Columbians, Class of 1954 materials, and a copy of Kobrin's memoir "Looking Back from Here" (2019).
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing 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.
This collection is located offsite. 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.
This collection has no restrictions.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lawrence A. Kobrin papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Yeshiva University holds a collection of Lawrence Kobrin papers, focusing on his role as "a leading Jewish communal figure who has dedicated much of his life to Jewish causes and to the work of a variety of Jewish organizations."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lawrence A. Kobrin, 2020.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, July 2021.
2021-07-06 Published finding aid (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Lawrence A. Kobrin was born in New York City in 1933. He earned both his BA (1954) and JD (1957) at Columbia University. At the College, he was an associate editor of the student newspaper, the Spectator; one of the three founding editors of the Columbia College Journal of Social Sciences; secretary and vice-president of the I.Z.F.A.; and a key member of the College Elections Commission. At the Law School, he was a Kent Scholar (1954-1955), a Stone Scholar (1954-1957), and the notes editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is an attorney and Senior Counsel at the firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel.