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Columbia Daily Spectator records, 1886-1982

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the constitution of the Board of Editors (1886), the records of the Columbia Students Publishing Company (1904 to 1916), and correspondence by and for the editors of the Columbia Daily Spectator.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0209
Bib ID 4078406 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia Daily Spectator
Title Columbia Daily Spectator records, 1886-1982
Physical Description 0.42 linear feet (0.42 linear feet 1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. 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.

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the constitution of the Board of Editors (1886), the minutes and some records of the Columbia Students Publishing Company (1904 to 1916), and correspondence by and for the Spectator editors. These include letters from U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower; University Presidents Grayson Kirk and William McGill; College Deans David B. Truman, Edward W. Barrett and Henry G. Coleman; various other officers and faculty of the University, and several alumni and non-affiliated people. Many of the letters are addressed to Alan S. Lake, editor of the Spectator in 1966. Others concern the 1975 Conference at Arden House; the retirement of Dean Lawrence H. Chamberlain in 1958; the death of Reed Harris (Columbia B.A., 1932), former State Department Official, in 1982; academic grading in 1955; the gymnasium in Morningside Park; and a sit-in by the Revolutionary Student Brigade in 1975. In addition, there is a manuscript of the 1948-1949 "Report on Spectator Development Program.".

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. 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.

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia Daily Spectator records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

For issues of the newspaper, visit the Columbia Spectator Digital Archive.

For materials related to the publication, look for the Spectator in the Historical Subject Files, 1870s-2017 (UA#0002) and also in Central Files (Office of the President records) (UA#0001).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Correspondence Processed JL-W 05/08/86.

Revision Description

2012-04-17 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2018-06-28 Updated link to finding aid.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College student newspapers and periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The "Columbia Daily Spectator" has been published since 1877 as the newspaper of Columbia College. It incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1904 under the name of "The Columbia Students Publishing Company." In 1962, the Spectator Publishing Company was formed and since then, the paper has operated independent of Columbia University. It is staffed entirely by students of Columbia and Barnard Colleges, primarily juniors.