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Columbia University Library Office files, 1890-1998

Series I. Correspondence, 1899-1926

The records that comprise the Columbia University Library Office Files, Correspondence (1898-1926) include the institutional correspondence and related professional material from the office of the university librarian and other members of the library staff. The files track a series of changes in the university library's administration, beginning with the movement of the library uptown in 1898 to its new location within Low Library in the Morningside Heights campus and conclude in 1926 with the hiring of a new permanent head of the library, Charles C. Williamson, after a series of interim library directors. During this period, the library underwent significant changes with the institution of new efficiency measures, changes in classification systems and record-keeping (as the library instituted a modified version of the Dewey Decimal System in the early 1900s, and transferred to card-catalogs in 1904), and changes in institutional structure as new departmental and divisional libraries were established and new administrative divisions––like Accessions, Cataloging, Shelving, Serial, and Reference Departments––emerged and were codified during the first decades of the century. Canfield's efforts were to maximize the accessibility of library collections, conducting reports and surveys on the state of public libraries making efforts to establish for systematic surveys of special collections across the U.S. and to campaign to make government documents more publically accessible.

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Subseries I.1: General Correspondence

The general correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order and contains primarily correspondence sent and received by the university librarians, along with other library staff. Individually named and general alphabetical files are arranged in one alphabetical sequence by correspondent name or subject heading and chronologically within each letter of the alphabet by year. Notable subjects in this subseries include correspondence on budgets, library statistics, collections, and staff. Important subjects filed under sub-files are interspersed within the general alphabetical correspondence and are noted parenthetically.



Box 1 A, 1902 January-1906 September (16 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Miss A E Ahern; Albany Library; American Society for the Advancement of Science; American Mathematics Society; American Library Association; Ahern's Manual for Normal School Instruction; Appointments Committee; Astor Library; Avery Library)



Box 2 A, 1906 September -1908 April (19 folders), 1906

(includes sub-files on Mary E Ahern; Albany: Dept. of Education, State; Albany State Library School; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Book Company; American Library Association)


Box 2 A, 1908 April-1909 July (6 folders), 1908

(includes sub-files on College Addresses; Albany Library School)



Box 3 A, 1908 April-1909 July (15 folders), 1908

(includes sub-files on American Library Association; American Library Institute)


Box 3 A, 1909 July-1910 July (11 folders), 1909

(includes sub-file on American Library Association)



Box 4 A, 1909 July-1910 July (5 folders), 1909

(includes sub-file on Astor Library)


Box 4 A, 1910 July-1912 May (21 folders), 1910

(includes sub-files on Albany Students; Alumni Book Collection; American Library Association; Anderson Diaries; Astor Library)



Box 5 A, 1912 May-1913 February (15 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Alumni Day Exhibit; Alumni Collections and Collectors; American History Association; Anderson Diary Cataloging; Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools)


Box 5 A, 1913 February-1914 July (4 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Department of Agriculture; Albany State Library of NY)



Box 6 A, 1913 February-1914 July (7 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on American College Library; American Library Association; Association of American Universities)


Box 6 A, 1914 July-1917 January (19 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Accession Department; Alumni Day; American Institute of Architecture; American Library Association)



Box 7 A, 1917 January-1921 September (23 folders), 1917

(includes sub-files on Accessions Department; Allotments; American Library Institute; Applications for Positions; Avery Library)



Box 8 A, 1921 September 1-1926 September 1, 1921

(includes sub-files on Academic Rank; Academic Department; Accountant; Edward D Adams; Alumni News; American Academy of Arts and Letters; Applications: Summer Session; Arndt; Avery Library)


Box 8 Ba-Be, 1902 January -1908 April (4 folders), 1902



Box 9 Ba-Be, 1902 January -1908 April (13 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on Barnard College)


Box 9 Ba-Be, 1908 April-1913 February (11 folders), 1908

(includes sub-file on Barnard College Library)



Box 10 Ba-Be, 1908 April-1913 February (9 folders), 1908

(includes sub-file on Bessemer Celebration)


Box 10 Ba-Be, 1913 February-1921 January (13 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Bach; Barnard College)



Box 11 Ba-Be, 1913 February-1921 January (7 folders), 1913


Box 11 Bi-Bo, 1902 January -1911 June (12 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Bibliographical Society; Board of Education; Professor Franz Boas; Boston Athenaeum; Boston Book Company; Arthur E Bostwick)


Box 11 Bi-Bo, 1911 June-1914 July (1 folder), 1911



Box 12 Bi-Bo, 1911 June-1914 July (18 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on Bibliography; Bibliographical instruction in College; Bibliographical Society; Binding Department; Binding; Botany--Reports on Reading Room)



Box 13 Bi-Bo, 1911 June-1914 July (3 folders), 1911


Box 13 Bi-Bo, 1914 July 1-1922 July 1, 1914

(includes sub-files on Bible Society; Bibliographical Society of America; University Bibliography; Binders and Binding; Professor A H Blanchard; Bookkeeper; Bookplates)



Box 14 Bi-Bo, 1914 July 1-1922 July 1, 1914


Box 14 Br-By, 1902 January -1904 October (17 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on W.H. Brett; Dr. N L Britton; Professor John W Burgess; George F. Fisher, Bursar;)



Box 15 Br-By, 1904 October -1908 December (20 folders), 1904

(includes sub-files on Miss Clara Bragg; British Museum; Brooklyn Public Library; Brown University; Bursar)


Box 15 Br-By, 1909 January -1913 May (4 folders), 1909



Box 16 Br-By, 1909 January -1913 May (17 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Brooklyn Public Library; Brown University Library; Budget Memoranda; Budget Material; Bursar)



Box 17 Br-By, 1913 May-1916 July (20 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Brooklyn Public Library; Brown Reference Company; Brown University; Budget; Budget 1916-1917; Budget material library 1915-1916; Budget 1915-1916 salary letters; Budget 1916-1917 Budget allotments for departmental staff 1915-1916 Budget suggestions for 1914-1915)



Box 18 Br-By, 1913 May-1916 July (4 folders), 1913


Box 18 Ca-Cl, 1902 January -1907 July (15 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Carnegie Institute; George R Carpenter; William H Carpenter; C F Chandler; St. Paul's Chapel; Church Club; Church Congress; Cincinnati Public Library; Circulars)



Box 19 Ca-Cl, 1902 January -1907 July (2 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on A S Clark; Minnie C Clark; Edith E Clarke)


Box 19 Ca-Cl, 1907 July-1908 December 31, 1907

(includes sub-files on Cartoons Exhibit; Catalogs for Universities and Colleges Catalogs; Cataloging Department; Catalogs of Universities; Colleges)



Box 20 Ca-Cl, 1909 January -1910 July (19 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Canfield Lists of Libraries, People; Canfield Correspondence Addresses; Circular Forms; Dr. James Hulme Canfield; Catalog Department; Letters about University Catalog; Circulars)


Box 20 Ca-Cl, 1910 July-1913 July 1913, 1910, July 1913



Box 21 Ca-Cl, 1910 July-1913 July 1913, 1910, July 1913

(includes sub-files on Card Stock; Carnegie Foundation; Carnegie Institute; Professor W H Carpenter; Cataloging Department; Celebrations; Clark University)


Box 21 Ca-Cl, 1913 July-1916 June (6 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Calendar; Dr. James H Canfield Photographs; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)



Box 22 Ca-Cl, 1913 July-1916 June (14 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Cataloging Department; Chief Clerk)


Box 22 Ca-Cl, 1916 June-1923 July (6 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Camp Libraries; Carnegie Institute; WH Carpenter)



Box 23 Ca-Cl, 1916 June-1923 July (10 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Cataloging Department; China; Circulars)


Box 23 Co-Cy, 1902 January -1909 January (9 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on College of the City of New York; Marion Colby; Columbia Chaplaincy; Columbia Commons "Dormitories"; Columbia Spectator and Quarterly; Western Trip--Columbia Alumni Association; Congressional Library; Cornell University)



Box 24 Co-Cy, 1902 January -1909 January (9 folders), 1902


Box 24 Co-Cy, 1909 January -1911 June (16 folders), 1909

(includes sub-file on Columbia University Press)



Box 25 Co-Cy, 1911 July-1913 February (15 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on College Library Association, College Study, Questionnaire College Library Finance, College Verse, Columbia Spectator, Concilium Bibliographicum; Conciliation--American Association)


Box 25 Co-Cy, 1913 February-1914 November (3 folders), 1913

(includes sub-file on Mr F M Colby)



Box 26 Co-Cy, 1913 February-1914 November (14 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on College Study; Columbia University Club; Columbia University Quarterly; Columbia Spectator; College Verse; Library of Congress; Connecticut State Library; Miss M O Cox; Credits)


Box 26 Co-Cy, 1914 November -1921 November (3 folders), 1914

(includes sub-file on College Study)



Box 27 Co-Cy, 1914 November -1921 November (17 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on George Watson Cole; Columbia Spectator; Columbia University; Commencement June 4 1919 Commercial Press; Miss Mary A Cook; Professor JJ Coss)


Box 27 D, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899



Box 28 D, 1899 June-1901, 1899

(includes Melvil Dewey letters)


Box 28 Da-Di, 1902 January -1906 September (19 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on J C Dana; Robert H Davis; Melvil Dewey)


Box 28 Da-Di, 1906 September -1913 June 30, 1906



Box 29 Da-Di, 1906 September -1913 June 30, 1906

(includes sub-files on Departmental Libraries; Melvil Dewey; Dissertations: German; Dissertations)


Box 29 Do-Dy, 1902 January -1909 January (4 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Dodd, Mead, and Company; Cleveland H. Dodge; William E Dodge)



Box 30 Do-Dy, 1902 January -1909 January (15 folders), 1902


Box 30 E, 1899 June-1901 January (6 folders), 1899


Box 30 E, 1902 January-1905 January (3 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on Earl Hall)



Box 31 E, 1902 January-1905 January (9 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Earl Hall; W R Eastman; Professor J C Egbert; Ellison; Library Exhibits)


Box 31 E, 1905 January-1908 December 31, 1905

(includes sub-file on Earle Library or Collection)



Box 32 E, 1905 January-1908 December 31, 1905

(includes sub-files on Earl Hall Social Settlement and Alliance work; W R Eastman; Exhibits)


Box 32 E, 1909 July-1910 July (7 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Miss I G Mudge's Work on Special Collections; Bureau of Education)



Box 33 E, 1909 July-1910 July (10 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Dept. of English; Exhibition, Dec 27 1909)


Box 33 E, 1910 July-1913 February (17 folders), 1910

(includes sub-files on Bureau of Education; Engineering Efficiency; Emergency Fund; Engineering Library; Engineering Schools Questionnaire; Exhibit)



Box 34 E, 1913 February-1913 November (19 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Engineering Department Libraries; Engineering Societies; Exchange Department; Frederick the Great Exhibit; Exhibits; Church History Exhibit)



Box 35 E, 1913 October 31-1914 November (11 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Eastern College Library Association; Exhibition: School of Mines)


Box 35 E, 1914 November -1926 September (8 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Extension Reading Room; Eastern College Library Association; Dr. James C Egbert)



Box 36 E, 1914 November -1926 September (9 folders), 1914

(includes sub-file on Extension)


Box 36 Fa-Fl, 1899 June-1901 January (4 folders), 1899


Box 36 Fa-Fl, 1902 January -1907 July (5 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Mrs. Salome Cutler Fairchild; Frederick W Faxon)



Box 37 Fa-Fl, 1902 January -1907 July (13 folders), 1902


Box 37 Fo-Fy, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 37 Fo-Fy, 1902 January -1909 July (9 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Franklin Ford; France)



Box 38 Fo-Fy, 1902 January -1909 July (9 folders), 1902


Box 38 G, 1899 June-1901 January (9 folders), 1899


Box 38 G, 1902 January-1906 September (5 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on E.W. Gaillard; General Theological Seminary; James T Gerould)



Box 39 G, 1902 January-1906 September (13 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Rev J E Gilbert; W.M. Gilbert; Superintendent Goetze; Prof R J H Gottheil)


Box 39 G, 1906 September -1913 July (5 folders), 1906



Box 40 G, 1906 September -1913 July (18 folders), 1906

(includes sub-files on Gifts to Columbia, Gifts from Columbia; F A Goetze;)



Box 41 G, 1913 July-1917 January (22 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Gerig; Gifts to Columbia)



Box 42 G, 1917 January-1921 January (19 folders), 1917

(includes sub-files on Gifts to Columbia; Gifts from Columbia; F A Goetze)



Box 43 G, 1917 January-1921 January (3 folders), 1917


Box 43 G, 1921 January-1923 September 1, 1921

(includes sub-file on German Book Exhibition)



Box 44 G, 1921 January-1923 September 1, 1921

(includes sub-files on Gifts from Columbia University; Gifts to Columbia)


Box 44 H, 1899 June 30-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 44 Ha-He, 1902 January -1906 April (8 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Dr. Chandler Cuthbert Hall; Halleck, Reubon Post; Francins W Halsey; Professor A D F Hamlin; Walter C Hamm; President William R Harper; George William Harris; Hon. William T Harris; Harvard University)



Box 45 Ha-He, 1902 January -1906 April (12 folders), 1902


Box 45 Ha-He, 1906 April-1910 July (10 folders), 1906

(includes sub-files on Hamilton Hall; Harvard University)



Box 46 Ha-He, 1906 April-1910 July (9 folders), 1906


Box 46 Ha-He, 1910 July-1913 July (11 folders), 1910

(includes sub-file on Harvard University Library)



Box 47 Ha-He, 1910 July-1913 July (12 folders), 1910


Box 47 Hi-Hy, 1902 January -1914 January (12 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on FC Hicks)



Box 48 Hi-Hy, 1914 January -1916 July (17 folders), 1914

(includes sub-file on Frank P Hill; Hispanic Museum; Archer M Huntington; Professor F R Hutton)


Box 48 Hi-Hy, 1916 July-1924 January (7 folders), 1916

(includes sub-file on Hispanic Society; Holland Society; Holls Gifts)



Box 49 Hi-Hy, 1916 July-1924 January (16 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Mr. R S Howson; Henry Hunt Library; Stephen A Hulbert)



Box 50 I, 1899 June 30-1901 January 1, 1899


Box 50 I, 1902 January-1904 October (3 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on India; Indiana)


Box 50 I, 1904 October -1909 June (4 folders), 1904

(includes sub-files on India; International Committee Moral Training; Irving Press;)


Box 50 I, 1909 July-1913 October (4 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Incidentals Fund Memoranda; Introductions)


Box 50 I, 1913 February-1914 January (3 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Incidentals; Institute of Arts and Sciences)



Box 51 I, 1913 February-1914 January (1 folder), 1913


Box 51 I, 1914 January-1918 December (5 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Inter-Library Loans; Introductions; Washington Irving)


Box 51 J, 1899 June 30-1901 January 1, 1899


Box 51 J, 1902 January-1904 October (13 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Dr. Morris Jastrow; President R H Jesse; John Crerar Library; Jury Duty)



Box 52 J, 1904 October -1909 June (16 folders), 1904

(includes sub-files on William Dawson Johnston)


Box 52 J, 1909 July-1913 February (14 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on John Crerar Library; Dr. JF Johnson--Carnegie Institute; Johns Hopkins University)



Box 53 J, 1909 July-1913 February (5 folders), 1909

(includes sub-file on John Crerar Library)


Box 53 J, 1913 February-1914 January (12 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Jacoby; John Crerar Library; Johns Hopkins University Library; William Dawson Johnston)


Box 53 J, 1914 January-1918 December (6 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Harold Jacoby; Japan Society)



Box 54 J, 1914 January-1918 December (9 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Samuel Johnson; John Crerar Library; Mrs. Mary Johnson; Jusserand)


Box 54 K, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 54 K, 1902 January-1905 July (10 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Rev R W Kenyon; F P Keppel)



Box 55 K, 1902 January-1905 July (11 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on George W Kirchwey; Knauth, Nachod, and Kühne)


Box 55 K, 1905 June 30-1913 July (14 folders), 1905

(includes sub-files on F P Keppel; Mr E P Kilroe)



Box 56 K, 1905 June 30-1913 July (8 folders), 1905


Box 56 L, 1899 June-1901 January (4 folders), 1899


Box 56 L, 1902 January-1906 April (9 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Professor B Laufer; Law Library; Henry M Leipziger; Lemcke and Büchner; Library Journal: Libraries: Correspondence Regarding Salaries; Library Bureau;)



Box 57 L, 1902 January-1906 April (7 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Library Post; James Loeb; Duc de Loubat; William G Low Jr)


Box 57 L, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906

(includes sub-files on Leland Stanford Jr. University; Libraries--Statistics in regard to Staff; Libraries and Library Statistics)



Box 58 L, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906

(includes sub-files on Library Bureau; Loan Division)


Box 58 L, 1908 December 31-1911 June 1, 1908

(includes sub-files on Law Library; Library Bureau; Library Journal)



Box 59 L, 1908 December 31-1911 June (6 folders), 1908


Box 59 L, 1911 June-1913 February (15 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on Law Library Question; Law Library; Library Bureau)



Box 60 L, 1911 June-1913 February (8 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on Library Journal; Library Salary Statistics; Dr. Lichtenstein)


Box 60 L, 1913 February-1914 July (15 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Library Bureau; Library Council; General Library; Library Council and Subcommittee; Library Journal)



Box 61 L, 1913 February-1914 July (7 folders), 1913


Box 61 L, 1914 July-1916 June (14 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Law Library and Law File; Library Council; Special Committee on Library Policy; Library Journal)



Box 62 L, 1914 July-1916 June (5 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Professor Dean P Lockwood; Louvain University Library)


Box 62 L, 1916 June-1921 February (17 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Law file; Dr F S Lee)



Box 63 L, 1916 June-1921 February (7 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Messers Lemcke and Buchner; Library Council; Loan Division; Loans; DP Lockwood)


Box 63 McA-Ma, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 63 Ma, 1902 January-1907 July 1, 1902

(includes sub-files on The MacMillian Company; Maurice Magnus; Henry Malkan)



Box 64 Ma, 1902 January-1907 July 1, 1902

(includes sub-files on Superintendent William R Maxwell)


Box 64 Ma, 1907 July-1918 December (18 folders), 1907

(includes sub-files on The Macmillan Company; Maps, Journalism; Massachusetts Agricultural College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Library Club; Master's Essays)



Box 65 Ma, 1907 July-1918 December (4 folders), 1907

(includes sub-files on Mathematics; Professor Brander Matthews)


Box 65 Me, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 65 Mc-Me, 1902-1909

(includes sub-files on Professor McWhood; Metropolitan Museum of Art)



Box 66 Mc-Me, 1902-1909

(includes sub-files on Mrs. Annie Nathan Meyer)


Box 66 Mi-My, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 66 Mi-My, 1902 January -1912 May (19 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Professor John Bassett Moore; Municipal Ownership)


Box 66 Mi-My, 1912 May-1918 December (3 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Mr Ralph F Miller as Acting Assistant Librarian)



Box 67 Mi-My, 1912 May-1918 December (18 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Multigraph; Museum of Natural History; Music Department)


Box 67 Mi-My, 1918 December -1926 July (1 folder), 1918

(includes sub-file on Milton Material and Letters: Milton Edition)



Box 68 Mi-My, 1918 December -1926, 1918

(includes sub-files on Milton Material and Letters: Milton Material & Letters: C L Powell; Milton: Yale, Milton: NYPL, Milton: Stevens and Brown; Milton: Cambridge University, England; Modern Language Association of America; Montgomery; Miss I G Mudge; Professor Henry S Munroe: Books; Music)



Box 69 N, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 69 N, 1902 January-1905 July (10 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on John McLean Nash; National Education Association; Nebraska Letters about State Teachers' Association; New York Library Association; New York Library Club; New York Public Library;)



Box 70 N, 1905 July 1-1907 July 1, 1905

(includes sub-files on Newark, NJ; New York Libraries; New York Library Association; New York Library Club; National Education Association; Numismatic Society)


Box 70 N, 1907 July-1909 June (2 folders), 1907



Box 71 N, 1907 July-1909 June (7 folders), 1907

(includes sub-files on National Education Association; N.Y. Library Association; Offers; Order Department)


Box 71 N, 1909 July 1-1911 June (8 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Newark Public Library; NY Public Library; NY City Collections in Libraries; NY State Library Association)



Box 72 N, 1909 July 1-1911 June (3 folders), 1909


Box 72 N, 1911 June-1913 July (12 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on Newark Public Library; NY Public Library)


Box 72 N, 1913 July-1915 September (7 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on NYPL; Newark Public Library)



Box 73 N, 1913 July-1915 September (5 folders), 1913


Box 73 N, 1915 September -1920 September (10 folders), 1915

(includes sub-files on National Arts Club; National War Savings Committee; Library School of the New York Public Library; New York Public Library Camp Libraries File; NY Southern Society; NY State Library and Library School; NY University; NYPL; Notices)


Box 73 O, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 73 O, 1905 July 1-1907 July 1, 1905


Box 73 O, 1907 July-1909 June (3 folders), 1907

(includes sub-file on Offers)



Box 74 O, 1907 July-1909 June (3 folders), 1907

(includes sub-file on Order Department)


Box 74 O, 1909 July 1-1911 June (3 folders), 1909


Box 74 O, 1911 June-1913 July (5 folders), 1911

(includes sub-file on Order Department)


Box 74 O, 1913 July-1915 September (6 folders), 1913

(includes sub-file on Offers)



Box 75 O, 1915 September -1920 September (8 folders), 1915

(includes sub-file on Offers)


Box 75 P, 1899 June-1901 January (4 folders), 1899



Box 76 P, 1902 January-1904 September (14 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on James Russell Parsons; William Barclay Parsons; Professor Harry Thurston Peck; Pharmacy----College of: College of Physicians and Surgeons; Dr. T M Prudden; John Pine; Miss Mary W Plummer)


Box 76 P, 1904 October -1907 July (2 folders), 1904



Box 77 P, 1904 October -1907 July (12 folders), 1904

(includes sub-files on University of Pennsylvania; College of Pharmacy; College of Physicians and Surgeons; Mr. John B Pine)



Box 78 P, 1907 July-1909 July (17 folders), 1907

(includes sub-files on Correspondence in regard to Pages; College of Pharmacy; Miss Harriet B Prescott; Public Service Commission)


Box 78 P, 1909 July 1-1911 June 1, 1909



Box 79 P, 1909 July 1-1911 June 1, 1909

(includes sub-files on College of Physicians and Surgeons; Department of Physics; John B Pine)


Box 79 P, 1912 May 1-1915 September 1, 1912



Box 80 P, 1912 May 1-1915 September 1, 1912

(includes sub-files on College of Pharmacy; College of Physicians and Surgeons; John B Pine; President Butler; President Butler and Law Library Question)



Box 81 P, 1915 September -1917 January (15 folders), 1915

(includes sub-files on Physicians and Surgeons; Pierpont; John B Pine)


Box 81 P, 1918 December -1920 September (10 folders), 1918

(includes sub-files on Photostat; College of Physicians and Surgeons)



Box 82 P, 1918 December -1920 September (4 folders), 1918

(includes sub-file on Pulitzer Prizes)


Box 82 P, 1920 September -1923 November (19 folders), 1920

(includes sub-files on College of Pharmacy; College of Physicians and Surgeons; John B Pine; President Butler)



Box 83 Q, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 83 Q, 1902 January-1904 September (1 folder), 1902


Box 83 Q, 1904 October -1907 July (1 folder), 1904

(includes sub-file on Columbia Quarterly)


Box 83 Q, 1907 July-1909 July (1 folder), 1907


Box 83 Q, 1909 July 1-1911 June 1, 1909


Box 83 Q, 1912 May 1-1915 September 1, 1912


Box 83 Q, 1915 September -1917 January (4 folder), 1915


Box 83 Q, 1918 December -1920 September (5 folders), 1918

(includes sub-file on Questions)



Box 84 Q, 1920 September -1923 November (4 folders), 1920


Box 84 Ra-Ri, 1899 June-1901 January (3 folders), 1899


Box 84 Ra-Ri, 1902 January -1914 July (8 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Registrar, Religious Education Association; Rhodes Scholarship material)



Box 85 Ra-Ri, 1902 January -1914 July (2 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on Miss Ellen H Richardson)


Box 85 Ra-Ri, 1914 July-1924 January 1, 1914

(includes sub-files on Mrs. L Raney; Rearrangement Plans for the Library Collection 1902-1916; Readers Cards; Readers: Applications for Use of the Library; Reinsch)



Box 86 Ra-Ri, 1914 July-1924 January (7 folders), 1914


Box 86 Ro-Ry, 1902 January -1909 July (17 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Professor J H Robinson; President Theodore Roosevelt)


Box 86 Sa-Sc, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 86 Sa-Sc, 1902 January -1909 July 1, 1902



Box 87 Sa-Sc, 1902 January -1909 July (16 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on J Pitte Sanborn Jr; Scientific American)


Box 87 Sa-Sc, 1909 July-1914 July (15 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on Salaries; School of Journalism)



Box 88 Sa-Sc, 1909 July-1914 July (10 folders), 1909

(includes sub-files on School of Journalism-inquiry; School of Philanthropy)


Box 88 Se-Sm, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 88 Se-Sm, 1902 January -1906 April 1, 1902

(includes sub-file on Settlement Work)



Box 89 Se-Sm, 1902 January -1906 April 1, 1902

(includes sub-files on Hon. George N Sharp; V G Simkhovitch; Professor William M Sloane; Smithsonian Institute; Edward R Smith)


Box 89 Se-Sm, 1906 April-1912 May 1, 1906

(includes sub-files on Seals of Universities; Columbus Letters: State University; Department of Serials)



Box 90 Se-Sm, 1906 April-1912 May 1, 1906

(includes sub-files on Shelf Department; Simplified Spelling Board; ER Smith)


Box 90 Se-Sm, 1912 May-1914 July (7 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Secretary of the University; Seligman, ERA; Serial Department)



Box 91 Se-Sm, 1912 May-1914, 1912

(includes sub-files on Shorthand; Slides (lantern); Daniel Eugene Smith; Special Collections; Staff; Staff Bulletin; Student Representatives--Board of; Superintendent)


Box 91 Se-Sm, 1914 July 1-1926 June (9 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Secretary to the University; Dr. ERA Seligman)



Box 92 Se-Sm, 1914 July 1-1926 June (15 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Shelf Department; Professor WM Sloane)


Box 92 Sn-Sy, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 92 Sn-Sy, 1902 January 1-1908 December 31, 1902

(includes sub-file on Columbia Library Staff Statistics)



Box 93 Sn-Sy, 1902 January 1-1908 December 31, 1902

(includes sub-files on GE Stewart; Chancellor Franc Strong; Russell Sturgis; Superintendent)


Box 93 Sn-Sy, 1908 December 31-1911 June 1, 1908



Box 94 Sn-Sy, 1908 December 31-1911 June 1, 1908

(includes sub-files on Southern Society of New York; Library Staff; Summer Session; Superintendent: Mr. Norris)


Box 94 Sn-Sy, 1911 June-1912 November (9 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on Staff: Library Bulletins)



Box 95 Sn-Sy, 1911 June-1912 November (16 folders), 1911

(includes sub-files on H R Steeves; Summer Session; Superintendent)


Box 95 Sn-Sy, 1912 November -1913 July (4 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Secretary of the University; Seligman, ERA; Shorthand; Slides (lantern); Daniel Eugene Smith; Special Collections)



Box 96 Sn-Sy, 1912 November -1913 July (16 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Staff; Staff Bulletin; Student Representatives--Board of; Superintendent)


Box 96 Sn-Sy, 1913 July-1914 November (12 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Staff: of the Library; Staff--Holidays and Vacations; Staff: Notices for Holidays in 1914 Staff: Notices for Holiday 1913 Staff Bulletins; Staff Addresses; Letters to Staff; Staff: Administrative Rulings; Staff: Miscellaneous Memos)



Box 97 Sn-Sy, 1913 July-1914 November (9 folders), 1913

(includes sub-file on Superintendent)


Box 97 Sn-Sy, 1916 July-1918 December (9 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Staff Meetings; Staff address lists; Staff notices)



Box 98 Sn-Sy, 1916 July-1918 December (6 folders), 1916

(includes sub-file on Summer Schedule of Hours for Libraries)


Box 98 Sn-Sy, 1918 December 1-1921 December 1, 1918

(includes sub-file on Summer Session; Summer Session Library Announcement; Summer Session and Extension Teaching; Summer Schedule 1920)



Box 99 Sn-Sy, 1918 December 1-1921 December 1, 1918

(includes sub-files on Superintendent Norris; Walter Swingle; Switzerland)


Box 99 T, 1899 June-1901 January (3 folders), 1899


Box 99 T, 1902 January-1906 April (5 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on Letters about Board on Education to Teachers College)



Box 100 T, 1902 January-1906 April (6 folders), 1902


Box 100 T, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906

(includes sub-files on William H Taft;The New York Times)



Box 101 T, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906


Box 101 T, 1908 December -1910 July 1, 1908

(includes sub-file on Teachers College)


Box 101 T, 1910 July-1912 May (12 folders), 1910

(includes sub-file on Torrey Botanical Club)



Box 102 T, 1910 July-1912 May (2 folders), 1910


Box 102 T, 1912 May-1914 January (11 folders), 1912

(includes sub-file on Theological Periodicals)


Box 102 T, 1914 January-1916 July (10 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Teachers College; Tours; Trent;)


Box 102 T, 1916 July-1921 February (4 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Teachers College: Letters on books deposited in Teachers College or Columbia)



Box 103 T, 1916 July-1921 February (9 folders), 1916

(includes sub-file on Mr Levering Tyson, Secretary of Alumni Federation)


Box 103 U, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 103 U, 1902 January-1906 April (1 folder), 1902

(includes sub-files on Union Theological Seminary; University Club)


Box 103 U, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906

(includes sub-files on Underwood Typewriter; Union Theological Seminary; University Club; Universities A-Z)


Box 103 U, 1908 December -1910 July 1, 1908

(includes sub files on Union Theological Seminary; University Press; University of Chicago)


Box 103 U, 1910 July-1912 May (2 folders), 1910



Box 104 U, 1910 July-1912 May (4 folders), 1910

(includes sub-files on University of Chicago; University of Michigan)


Box 104 U, 1912 May-1914 January (4 folders), 1912

(includes sub-files on Union Theological Seminary; University Settlement; University Statutes)


Box 104 U, 1914 January-1916 July (4 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Union Theological Seminary; University of Chicago)



Box 105 U, 1916 July-1921 February (4 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on US Surgeon General's Office; University Printing Office; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania)


Box 105 V, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 105 V, 1902 January-1906 April (3 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Anna Murray Vail; Dr George R Van de Water, Miss Van Zandt)


Box 105 V, 1906 April-1908 December 31, 1906


Box 105 V, 1908 December-1910 July 1, 1908

(includes sub-files on Vassar College)


Box 105 V, 1910 July-1912 May (3 folders), 1910



Box 106 V, 1912 May-1914 January (2 folders), 1912

(includes sub-file on F. Vexler)


Box 106 V, 1914 January-1916 July (4 folders), 1914

(includes sub-files on Vacations 1916; Vacations partial file; Vacations 1915)


Box 106 V, 1916 July-1921 February (5 folders), 1916

(includes sub-files on Vacations: 1919, 1918, 1917; F. Vexler)


Box 106 Wa-We, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 106 Wa-We, 1902 January 1-1906 April 1, 1902



Box 107 Wa-We, 1902 January 1-1906 April (16 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Washington: Departments of War, Interior, Commerce, Labor, Printing or Documents; West Point)


Box 107 Wa-We, 1906 April-1910 July (7 folders), 1906



Box 108 Wa-We, 1906 April-1910 July (10 folders), 1906


Box 108 Wh-Wy, 1899 June-1901 January (2 folders), 1899


Box 108 Wh-Wy, 1902 January -1908 January (5 folders), 1902



Box 109 Wh-Wy, 1902 January -1908 January (10 folders), 1902

(includes sub-files on Williams College; Williamstown-Toronto matter)


Box 109 Wh-Wy, 1908 December 31-1913 May (14 folders), 1908

(includes sub-files on Florence Wilson; WH Wilson Company; Women's Suffrage)



Box 110 Wh-Wy, 1908 December 31-1913 May (4 folders), 1908


Box 110 Wh-Wy, 1913 May-1921 December (15 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on EJ Wheeler; Wheelock Fund; MF Wilson; HW Wilson Company; Woodbridge; Professor R S Woodworth)



Box 111 Wh-Wy, 1913 May-1921, 1913


Box 111 X-Y, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 111 X-Y, 1902 January-1908 January (5 folders), 1902

(includes sub-file on Y.M.C.A)


Box 111 X-Y, 1908 December 31-1913 May (2 folders), 1908


Box 111 X-Y, 1913 May-1921 December (2 folders), 1913

(includes sub-files on Archbishop of Yale; Y.M.C.A)


Box 111 Z, 1899 June-1901 January (1 folder), 1899


Box 111 Z, 1902 January-1908 January (1 folder), 1902


Box 111 Z, 1908 December 31-1913 May (1 folder), 1908


Box 111 Z, 1913 May-1921 December (1 folder), 1913


Subseries I.2: Salary Letters, 1900-1916

This subseries contains letters relating to employee salaries and personnel files during the period from January 1900 to November 1916. Within this subseries, items are filed alphabetically under the individual's or organization's name. Includes sub-files on Barnard College, along with related personnel and administrative files for Miss M.O. Cox, Frederick W. Erb (Loan Department), Miss Harriet B. Prescott (Catalog Department), Dr. V.G. Simkhovitch (Bibliography), and Miss Margaret Van Zandt (Order Department). For salary letters outside this range, or additional information, such as salary reports and library statistics, consult Subseries I.1, General Correspondence.



Box 112 A, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 B, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Barnard College)


Box 112 C, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Miss M O Cox)


Box 112 D, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 E-F, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Frederick W Erb-Loan Department)


Box 112 G, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 H-J, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 K-L, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 M, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 N-O, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 P, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Miss Harriet B Prescott-Catalog Department)


Box 112 R, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Box 112 S, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Dr. V G Simkhovitch--Bibliography)


Box 112 T-V, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900

(includes sub-file on Miss Margaret Van Zandt--Order Department)


Box 112 W, 1900 January-1916 November (1 folder), 1900


Subseries I.3: Correspondence between Librarian and President circa, 1898-1914

This subseries includes correspondence between the head librarian and the university president. In addition to correspondence between James H. Canfield, William Dawson Johnston, Seth Low, and Nicholas Butler, this subseries includes annual library reports and reorganization plans and special folders on the October 1907 Inspection Trip and a special file of letters between the librarian and the president on Carnegie Retirement Pensions, with extracts from correspondence with department heads.



Box 113 Correspondence with the President, 1899 September -1903 July (16 folders), 1899



Box 114 Correspondence between Librarian and President, 1903 July-1908 December (14 folders), 1903

(includes sub-file on Inspection Trip: England October 1907)


Box 114 Special Collection of Letters between Librarian and President, 1908 April-1909 June (1 folder), 1908



Box 115 Correspondence between Librarian and President, 1909 January-1914 June (15 folders), 1909


Subseries I.4: Material for Columbia University Library History

This subseries contains correspondence filed in preparation for a possible history of the Columbia University Libraries. Among the letters are correspondence on library funding, library collections, library buildings, and library regulations and policies. While the subseries contains a few duplicates of items from 1874 and 1862 in the first folder, the bulk of this subseries consists of material between from September 1899 to February 1902. Folder 6 includes a filing memorandum with notes on subjects covered in the history.



Box 116 Resolutions (1862), Regulations (1874 and Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Aa-A, l, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Am-Az, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Baa-Bam, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Ban-Baz, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Be-Bl


Box 116 Filing Memo and Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Bo, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History C, 1899-1900


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Aa-Col, 1901 January-1902 February (1 folder), 1901


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History Con-K, 1901 January-1902 February (1 folder), 1901


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History L-S, 1899-1901


Box 116 Correspondence Filed for Columbia University Library History S-V, 1899-1901