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Columbia University Bulletins, 1863-2021

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection is a mostly complete list of the course bulletins of the different schools of Columbia University. The Bulletins, also known as Announcements, include school and program information as well as course descriptions.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0322
Bib ID 14621921 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Columbia University Bulletins, 1863-2021
Physical Description 817 Volumes
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: Series I: Columbia College Bulletins, Series II: School of Engineering Bulletins; Series III: School of General Studies Bulletins; Series IV: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletins; Series V: Summer Session Bulletins.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection represents the course bulletin holdings at the University Archives. This finding aid was created to facilitate access to the most requested volumes. There are also links to either the archived websites or the downloadable files for online access. If you cannot find the volume for the school or program you are interested in, please contact the University Archives at uarchives@columbia.edu.

  • Series I: Columbia College Bulletins, 1893-2020

    After 2005-2006, course descriptions were no longer included in the print copies of the Columbia College Bulletins. To access the bulletin and course descriptions, please visit the archived websites (links provided below). Print copies were discontinued after 2013-2014. Links to those online-only bulletins are provided below. The College also maintains a websited with archived bulletins.) Some bulletins have also been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series II: School of Engineering Bulletins, 1863-2021

    Some Engineering bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series III: School of General Studies Bulletins, 1904-2007

    Starting with the 1996-1997 Bulletin, the School of General Studies lists the names of the courses offered by the different departments, but does not include the course descriptions. Starting with the 2000-2001 Bulletin, the printed Bulletins include only program information. After 2006-2007, the Bulletin was only published online. Some bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series IV: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletins, 1885-2005

    Before 1957, the Graduate Faculty bulletins were divided by Faculty. 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. 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. 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. Some bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series V: Summer Session Bulletins, 1900-2007

    Some bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series VI: Graduate School of Business, 1916-2000

    Some bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series VII: Graduate School or Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), 1895-2019

    Some bulletins have been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

  • Series VIII: Graduate School of Journalism, 1912-2010

    The 1943-1944 is a Wartime Announcement bulletin; there was no bulletin published fro 1944-1945. There are two volumes missing: 1972-1973 and 2005. There was no bulletin published for 2008. Some bulletins have also been scanned by other institutions and are available via HathiTrust. To find those links, check out the Online Bulletins under the Course Descriptions research guide.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2020-11 Added Summer Session bulletins (JR)

2021-01 Added Graduate School of Business bulletins (JR)

2021-02 Added GSAPP and Journalism bulletins (JR)

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Course bulletins Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Columbia College (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Curriculum Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Faculty of Philosophy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Faculty of Political Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Faculty of Pure Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Business Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of General Studies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Summer Session Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID