Columbia University Archives
 

Columbia College Today records, 1954-2022

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0048
Bib ID 15661029 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia College (Columbia University)
Title Columbia College Today records, 1954-2022
Physical Description 30.69 linear feet (76 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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 has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series: Alumni Files, Class Files, Faculty and Administration Files, and Subject Files.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collections contains the photographs and some research files kept by the Columbia College Today staff and used for the production of the alumni magazine. There are photographs of former students (not from their student days), class reunions, faculty and administrators, and Columbia campus views and events.

  • Series I: Alumni files

    This series contains the alumni files kept by the CCT staff. For each alum, here identified by name and Columbia College class year, the folders may include photographs, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, memorial invitations, obituaries, and correspondence. Folders are organized alphabetically by last name.

  • Series II: Class files

    This series contains photographs of alumni: either individual portraits or photos from class reunions and other alumni events. The photos are not from the alumni's student days, but from after the Columbia days. Photos are organized by class year. For some classes, there are two folders of class members: one for those featured in the obituaries ("deceased") and one for class members features in stories, class notes, etc. Folders are organized chronogically by class year.

  • Series III: Faculty and administration files

    This series contains mostly photographs and some records related to faculty members and administrative personnel. If the person is/was a Columbia College former student, their class year is listed after their name. These files may contain clippings, articles, interviews, press releases, event programs and photographs. The single letter files (A, B, C, etc.) contain only photographs and most have the identification information on the back of the photo print. Additional staff members, both College and non-College, are found at the end of the series. Files are organized alphabetically by last name.

  • Series IV: Subject files

    This series contains photographs of Columbia College campus life, including athletics, campus buildings and views, events such as homecoming and commencement, but also protests and Varsity Show. There are also some research materials (see dorms, coeducation, core curriculum, etc.) included in this series. Folders are organized alphabetically by subject.

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 has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia College Today records; Box and Folder numbers; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Thanks to a gift from the board of the Columbia University Club Foundation, CCT and the Columbia University Libraries digitized back issues from 1954 through and including Summer 2016 and made them available on the Internet Archive . This donation was made in recognition of the 18 and half years that Alex Sachare CC 1971 was CCT's editor (1998-2016). Issues from 1999 to the present are available on the CCT website. You can find a full, searchable index and links to the individual issues on the University Archives CCT site.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Karis E. Jihae Cha CC 2023 in 2021-2022. Finding aid was written and encoded by Joanna Rios in May 2022.

Revision Description

2022-05-06 Full finding aid published (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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Magazines (periodicals) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia College (Columbia University) -- Alumni and alumnae Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Columbia College Today is the alumni magazine of Columbia College, the undergraduate liberal arts college at Columbia University in the City of New York. First published in 1954, it is now published three times a year by the Columbia College Office of Alumni Affairs and Development for College alumni, faculty, parents, students and friends. Issues include profiles of alumni, professors and students; College news; book excerpts; letters from senior staff; Class Notes; Bookshelf; Obituaries; and first-person accounts, along with event coverage (e.g., reunion, Homecoming).