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Series I: Yearbooks, 1869-2021
Subseries I.1: Columbia College, 1869-2021
Subseries I.2: School of Engineering, 1879-1992
Subseries I.3: School of General Studies, 1949-1995
Subseries I.4: Graduate School of Business, 1950-2005
Subseries I.5: Graduate School of Journalism, 1946-2009
Subseries I.6: Additional Schools and Departments, 1904-1982
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Yearbooks; Series II: Facebooks: Series III: Class Books.
Scope and Contents
This collection finding aid is meant to facilitate access to a number of related publications. The Univeristy Archives holdings have been collected and organized so that users can easily request materials to view in the RBML reading room. For a few items, if there is an existing digital copy, a link has been provided.
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 onsite.
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.
Book Citation: Title, Year, Call #, University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
For earlier "yearbooks" with photographs of individual students, see the Class Photograph Albums Collection, 1956-1902.
Please note that yearbooks for the CUIMC health sciences campus schools (College of Physicians & Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing) are archived at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library. The School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine yearbook holdings are available online. The Columbia Optometrist, the yearbooks of the School of Optometry, are available from offsite storage.
Barnard College yearbooks, the Annual and later the Mortarboard, are available from the Barnard Digital Collections. For the Law School, please contact the Special Collections Librarian at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library. For Teachers College and additional Horace Mann School yearbooks, please visit the Teachers College online repository PocketKnowledge.
Additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Yearbooks, Facebooks, and Class Books are a good source of information about former students, student activities, and the composition of the student body over the years. The University Archives collections include an extensive run of yearbooks from Columbia College (The Columbiad and later The Columbian) dating from 1869 to the present, as well as a representation of yearbooks from other schools of the University and a complete run of those for the Midshipmen's School (Side Boy), which was on campus during World War II. Incomplete runs of yearbooks for the School of Engineering and Applied Science (The Miner and later The Engineer), the Graduate School of Journalism, and the Graduate School of Business are also available.
In addition to yearbooks, the University Archives also holds incomplete runs of Columbia College Freshman Directory or Facebooks (1950s-2007), Graduate School of Journalism Facebooks (1950-2008), Columbia College Senior Class Books (1867-1920), and reunion publications for Columbia College classes. The senior class books often contain more detailed information about graduates than what is noted in the corresponding yearbook.