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Columbia Yearbooks, Facebooks and Class Books, 1861-2021

Series II: Facebooks, 1954-2008

Facebook is the more common name of the freshman student directory. This publication is similar to a yearbook with photographs of the individual students, short biographical sketches (high school and hometown), and campus directory information; but it is created to familiarize new students with their fellow classmates when they are still relatively new to campus. The date on the cover can refer to the date of publication, that is, the year when students arrived; but it can refer to the future class graduating year: the Class of 1983 facebook was published in fall 1979. The earlier volumes feature only the Columbia College freshmen, but starting in 1973, Engineering students are included and starting in 1979, Barnard students. The majority of the volumes in this series feature undergraduate students but there is a small selection of facebooks from the School of International and Public Affairs from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, with students in their first and second year in the MIA and MPA programs. All volumes are organized chronologically. Please note that the School of Journalism also used to publish facebooks and those can be found in the Graduate School of Journalism Facebooks, 1950-2008.

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Freshman Directories or Facebooks, 1954-2008

The facebooks or freshman directories at Columbia College started in 1950 for the Class of 1954. Students were photographed on campus and the directory was later compiled and published during their freshman year (in this case, it was actually published in 1951, during their second semester). Soon after that, the facebooks were published by the yearbook staff. For the first 20 years, the year on the cover of the facebook refers to the graduating class year (1954-1975). This means that the 1975 facebook features students who entered in the fall of 1970. Starting in 1984, the facebooks are identified by the year they were published. This means that the 1984 facebook features the students of the Class of 1988. The years in between, the 1970s and early 1980s, vary so the information on the cover and the graduating class are included below. The earlier volumes feature only the Columbia College freshmen, but starting in 1973, Engineering students are included and starting in 1979, Barnard students.



Volume CP1 C738 1954 1954

The facebooks or freshman directories at Columbia College started in 1950 for the Class of 1954. For the first 20 years, the year on the cover of the facebook refers to the graduating class year (1954-1975). This means that, for example, the 1975 facebook features students who entered in the fall of 1970.



Volume CP1 C738 1955 1955



Volume CP1 C738 1960 1960



Volume CP1 C738 1962 1962



Volume CP1 C738 1963 1963



Volume CP1 C738 1964 1964



Volume CP1 C738 1965 1965



Volume CP1 C738 1966 1966



Volume CP1 C738 1967 1967



Volume CP1 C738 1968 1968



Volume CP1 C738 1969 1969



Volume CP1 C738 1970 1970



Volume CP1 C738 1971 1971



Volume CP1 C738 1972 1972



Volume CP1 C738 1973 1973



Volume CP1 C738 1974 1974



Volume CP1 C738 1975 1975



Volume CP1 C738 1977 Class of 1977, 1973

Facebooks, until the Student Directory 1975, used to feature the students by their class year (Class of 1975) but were published in their freshman year (1971). In the 1970s and 1980s, there are many missing years and the dating/naming convention varies. This volume is for the Class of 1977, who entered in the fall of 1973.


Volume CP1 C738 1977 1977

This volume is for the Class of 1981, who entered in the fall of 1977.



Volume CP1 C738 1982 Class of 1982, 1978

This volume is for the Class of 1982, who entered in 1978. There is no facebook for the Class of 1986, who entered in 1982.



Volume CP1 C738 1979 Class of 1983, 1979

This volume is for the Class of 1983, who entered in 1979. There is no facebook for the Class of 1979, who entered in 1975.



Volume CP1 C738 1980 1980

This volume is for the Class of 1984, who entered in 1980. There is no facebook for the Class of 1980, who entered in 1976.



Volume CP1 C738 1983 1983

Starting in 1983, the facebooks are identified by the year they were published. This means that, for example, the 1983 facebook features the students of the Class of 1987.



Volume CP1 C738 1984 1984



Volume CP1 C738 1985 1985



Volume CP1 C738 1986 1986



Volume CP1 C738 1987 1987



Volume CP1 C738 1988 1988



Volume CP1 C738 1989 1989



Volume CP1 C738 1990 1990



Volume CP1 C738 1991 1991



Volume CP1 C738 1992 1992



Volume CP1 C738 1993 1993



Volume CP1 C738 1994 1994



Volume CP1 C738 1995 1995



Volume CP1 C738 1996 1996



Volume CP1 C738 1997 1997



Volume CP1 C738 1998 1998



Volume CP1 C738 1999 1999



Volume CP1 C738 2000 2000



Volume CP1 C738 2001 2001



Volume CP1 C738 2002 2002



Volume CP1 C738 2003 2003



Volume CP1 C738 2004 2004



Volume CP1 C738 2005 2005



Volume CP1 C738 2006 2006



Volume CP1 C738 2007 2007



Volume CP1 C738 2008 2008


School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) facebooks, 1987-1994

This is a small collection of facebooks from the School of International and Public Affairs from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, with students in their first and second year in the MIA and MPA programs.



Volume CP1 S573 1987 1987-1988



Volume CP1 S573 1988 1988-1989



Volume CP1 S573 1989 1989-1990



Volume CP1 S573 1990 1990-1991



Volume CP1 S573 1991 1991-1992



Volume CP1 S573 1992 1992-1993



Volume CP1 S573 1993 1993-1994