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At a Glance
An artificial collection of phonograph records, reels of audio tape recordings, and motion picture films recording a variety of Columbia University academic and extra-curricular activities and events such as lectures; speeches, some at award ceremonies; commencement; installation of Nicholas M. Butler and Dwight D. Eisenhower as presidents of the university; King George VI of England during his visit, 1939; speech of England's Queen Mother, Elizabeth in 1954; homecoming; football, the band; academic and alumni conferences; and radio programs under the auspices of Columbia. Many of the recordings are of Eisenhower. Other prominent personalities include John Foster Dulles, Herbert Hoover, Isidor Rabi, Eleanor Roosevelt, John R. Dunning, and the Shah of Iran.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on 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 on-site.
Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University Historical Recordings; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from Columbiana, 1974 & 1977; Gift of the Columbia University Engineering Alumni Association, 1979.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Columbiana. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1974. Accession number--M-74.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/05/89. EAD container list created by Emily Burns CC 2018 and Jocelyn Wilk. Finding Aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in August 2019.
2019-08-23 Collection number changed from MS#0258 to UA#0315.
2020-07-09 Links to first batch of digitized material added. kws
2022-03-30 Updated box location for items formerly in Box 3 that moved to Box 4 after digitization. (JR)