Columbia University Archives
 

Historical photograph collection, 1858-

Series XI: Student Activities and Student Life

Arranged in 7 sub-series, this series contains images of Columbia student clubs, fraternities, performing groups, publications and student traditions over the years.

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Subseries: XI.1: General

Images of student activities and student life that did not easily fit in the other sub-series categories created.



Box 195 Prom, Sophomore-Freshmen, 1952

(Notes: Mad Hatter theme.)


Box 195 Butler Library Banner Project, 1989


Box 195 Dorm Council, undated



Box 208 Freshman Week, 1950s

(Notes: freshman beanies)



Box 195 Greek Games, undated


Box 195 International students, ca. 1945-1955


Box 195 International Students, Hungarian, ca. 1956


Box 195 Miscellaneous, ca. 1900-1950s

(Notes: Campus views; Lawrence Kobrin CC '54 snapshots)


Box 195 Miscellaneous, ca. 1960-1990

(Notes: Group portraits.)


Box 195 Miscellaneous, Taken by Barbara Kashian Gubbins, c., 1970s


Box 195 Miscellaneous, circa, 1960-1990s


Box 195 Orientation, ca. 1980s 1995-1997, ca. 1980s, 1995-1997

(Notes: Students moving into dormitories, diversity training, information sharing. College freshmen.)


Box 195 Orientations, 1951

(Notes: Class of 1955 Freshman Orientation.)


Box 195 Representatives, international conferences, 1946

(Notes: Frank Fackenthal (acting President), John Szaniawski, William Silvernail, Robert Frosch, and Walter Truslow.)


Box 195 Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), 1940s-1950s

(Notes: ROTC.)


Box 195 Student Representatives, 1916

(Notes: Student board. Group portrait.)


Box 195 Student Representatives, 1950s

(Notes: Columbia College.)



Folder 208 Students on Low Library Steps, 2017-2018

(photos by Jessica Raimi)



Box 195 Unidentified group portraits, 1911 1940 1960 ca. 1970, 1911, 1940, 1960, ca. 1970

(Notes: Article: Kellett.)



Box OS 19 Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s

(Notes: Nurse.)


Box OS 19 Miscellaneous, 1950-1960s

(Notes: Unidentified formal portraits. Students.)


Box OS 19 Student Representatives, 1914 1911 1919, 1914, 1911, 1919



Box XL 9 Miscellaneous, 1900 1910 ca. 1920, 1900, 1910, ca. 1920

(Notes: Group Portraits.)



Box XL 8 Miscellaneous, 1895-1925

(Notes: Students.)



Box XL 9 Student Representatives, 1914


Subseries: XI.2: Clubs

Images of a variety of student clubs that once existed or continue to exist at Columbia.



Box 196 1864 Society, 1932, 1864, 1932


Box 196 Bicycle Club, undated

(Notes: Bicycle Club.)


Box 196 Buffalo Club, undated

(Notes: Studio group portraits.)


Box 196 Camera Club, undated

(Notes: Various activities of the Camera Club.)


Box 196 Chess Club, n.d.

(Notes: Various activities of club.)


Box 196 Columbia College Amateur Photographic Society, 1887

(Notes: CUCA; YMCA.)


Box 196 Column Club, undated

(Notes: photocopy; Century Club; Century Association.)


Box 196 CURC, undated

(Notes: Radio station.)


Box 196 Debating Team, undated


Box 196 Deutscher Verein, undated

(Notes: Includes 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Early Eighties, ca. 1918-1932

(Notes: Harry Bennet.)


Box 196 Filatelicus, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Glee Club, 1950s 1960s, 1950s, 1960s

(Notes: Trip to White House.)


Box 196 International Students Club of Columbia University (ISCCU), 1948 March12, 1948

(Notes: Donated by Krishna Chandra Asthana.)


Box 196 Intramural Board, undated


Box 196 Jewish Students Society, 1932

(Notes: 1932 Columbian.)


Box 196 Miscellaneous, 1916

(Notes: Halftone prints.)


Box 196 Newman Club, undated

(Notes: Catholic students.)


Box 196 Peithologian Society, undated

(Notes: Photo of badge and medal.)


Box 196 Philolexian, undated


Box 196 Pre-Engineering Society, undated

(Note: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Pre-Law Society, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Rifle Club,1950s


Box 196 Seixas-Menorah Club, 1953

(Notes: Seixas-Menorah Club.)


Box 196 Student Homophile League, ca. 1970s

(Notes: Information booth in front of Low Library.)


Box 196 Van Am Club, undated


Box 196 WKCR-FM, undated

(Notes: From OPA files.)



Box OS 17 Banjo Club, 1896 and undated, 1896, undated


Box OS 17 Chess Team, 1926


Box OS 17 Columbia University Christian Association, 1904 1913 1919 1925, 1904, 1913, 1919, 1925


Box OS 17 Debating team, 1911


Box OS 17 Deutscher Verein, ca. 1902 1922, ca. 1902, 1922

(Notes: "Alt Heidelberg" Deutsche Theater, University Place.)


Box OS 17 Dramatic Society, 1931-1932

(Notes: Seth Low Junior College.)


Box OS 17 Early Eighties, n.d.

(Notes: Signed by members; Colonial Band reenactment.)


Box OS 17 Glee Club, 1922


Box OS 17 Mandolin Club, 1905 ca. 1912, 1905, ca. 1912

(Notes: Glee Club?)


Box OS 17 Newman Club, 1925-1926

(Notes: Catholic students.)


Box OS 17 Omega Club, Physicians & Surgeons, College of, 1894


Box OS 17 Philolexian, 1912-1917


Box OS 17 Pre-Medical Society, 1925-1926

(Notes: Schermerhorn Hall.)



Box XL 9 CURC, 1940s

(Notes: Antenna tower and student broadcasts.)


Box XL 9 Glee Club, 1903-1904



Box XXL 2 "The Ace of Clubs,", ca. 1868

(Notes: William Bayard Cutting, Jacob Bininger, Edward Tillou, David B. Ogden, Harry Madison Jones, Shipley Jones, Robert Lenox Belknap, William E. Iselin.)


Subseries: XI.3: Fraternities

Mostly group portraits of fraternities at Columbia from 1920s and 1930s.



Box 208 General, 1950s-1960s

(Notes: dances, Pamphatria Spring Carnival, fraternity life, and unidentified group portraits.)



Box 196 Acacia, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Alpha Delta Phi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Alpha Epsilon Pi, 1953

(Notes: Alpha Epsilon Pi group photos)


Box 196 Alpha Phi Omega, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Beta Sigma Rho, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.; Group playing cards, n.d.)


Box 196 Beta Theta Pi, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Delta Chi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Delta Phi, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Delta Psi (St. Anthony's Hall), undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Delta Upsilon, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Epsilon Psi Epsilon, undated


Box 196 Phi Delta Theta, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Phi Gamma Delta, ca. 1896 1900, ca. 1896, 1900

(Notes: Faded.)


Box 196 Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), undated


Box 196 Phi Kappa Psi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Phi Kappa Sigma, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Phi Sigma Delta, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Phi Sigma Kappa, 1932


Box 196 Psi Upsilon, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Sigma Chi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Sigma Nu, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Tau Epsilon Phi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Theta Xi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Zeta Beta Tau, n.d.

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 196 Zeta Psi, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)



Box OS 17 Alpha Sigma Phi, 1925


Box OS 17 Beta Theta Pi, ca. 1920

(Notes: Columbian portrait.)


Box OS 17 Delta Beta Phi, 1924-1925

(Notes: Group portraits of Delta Beta Phi members from 1924 and 1925.)


Box OS 17 Delta Kappa Epsilon, ca. 1888


Box OS 17 Delta Phi, 1890 undated, 1890, undated

(Notes: Churchill Satterlee.)


Box OS 17 Delta Psi, ca. 1916

(Notes: In two pieces.)


Box OS 17 Delta Upsilon, ca. 1884

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box OS 17 Phi Delta Kappa, 1914

(Notes: Dr. Russell; property of John Dewey.)


Box OS 17 Phi Delta Phi, 1896

(Notes: Law School.)


Box OS 17 Phi Sigma Delta, 1923

(Notes: Columbian portrait.)


Box OS 17 Sigma Chi, 1908


Box OS 17 Tau Delta Sigma, 1909

(Notes: Broken, missing corners of board.)



Box XL 9 Kappa Psi, 1907

(Notes: Gift of Ms. Suzy Taraba.)



Box XXL 5 Kappa Alpha Annual Dinner, 1913 1915, 1913, 1915

(Notes: At University Club and Delmonicos.)


Subseries: XI.4: Honorary Societies

Images of honorary societies such as the Blue Key Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Varsity "C" Club.



Box 197 Blue Key Society, undated

(Notes: Blue Key Officers Portrait.)


Box 197 Dolphins, undated

(Notes: Swimming and Water Polo club.)


Box 197 Junior Society of Blue Key, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)



Box OS 18 Lambda Upsilon, Gamma, undated



Box 197 Phi Beta Kappa, undated


Box 197 Senior Society of Sahib, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 197 Spiked Shoe, undated

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)


Box 197 Varsity "C", undated



Box OS 18 Chemical Society, 1878

(Notes: 1932 Columbian Portrait.)



Box XL 9 Varsity "C" Club, 1930

(Notes: Columbia University Club.)


Subseries: XI.5: Performing Groups

Photographs depicting student performances (theatre, musical groups, etc.) at Columbia over the years. Images include performances by Theatre Associates and the Soph Show. Images of the Varsity Show can be found within the Varsity Show Records, 1894-Present (UA#0003)



Box 197 Asian Pacific American Awareness Month (APAAM), ca. 1990

(Notes: Indian dancers: Swati Khurana, Gaurav Chowdhary, Emily Tan, Rick Bhasin, Shivali Shah, and Elmer Arguilla.)


Box 197 Band


Box 197 Performing Groups -- "The Blue Notes" Quartet, 1950s


Box 197 Miscellaneous "Poor Eddy,", undated


Box 197 Dramatics, miscellaneous, undated


Box 197 Dramatic Club -- "William Penn,", 1899


Box 197 Glee Club, undated


Box 197 Opera Workshop, "Evangeline,", undated


Box 197 Opera, miscellaneous., undated


Box 197 Orchestra, undated


Box 197 Soph Show, 1898


Box 197 Soph Show, undated


Box 197 Theater Associates 1947-"Murder in the Cathedral,", 1947


Box 197 Theater Associates 1948-"The Belle of New York,", 1948


Box 197 Theater Associates 1950-"The Barrier,", 1950


Box 197 Theater Associates, miscellaneous, undated



Box 199 Wigs and Cues, undated



Box OS 18 Barnard, "Le Medecin Malgre Lui,", 1905

(Notes: La Societe Francaise at Brinkerhoff.)


Box OS 18 Dramatic Club-"William Penn,", 1889


Box OS 18 Dramatics, miscellaneous, ca. 1895-1950


Box OS 18 Orchestra, 1904 March3, 1904

(Notes: Dept. of Music; Mendelsohn Hall.)


Box OS 18 Philharmonic Society, 1914


Box OS 18 Soph Show, ca. 1905

(Notes: Water damage.)


Box OS 18 Soph Show, 1911


Box OS 18 Soph Show, 1904


Varsity Show, 1894-1980

Images of the Varsity Show can be found within the Varsity Show Records, 1894-Present (UA#0003)


Varsity Show 1894-"Joan of Arc,", 1894


Varsity Show 1896-"The Buccaneer,", 1896


Varsity Show 1897-"Cleopatra,", 1897


Varsity Show 1898-1902-"In a Vanity Fair," 1898 1902, 1898, 1902


Varsity Show 1899-"Cleopatra,", 1899


Varsity Show 1903-"The Mischief Maker,", 1903


Varsity Show 1904-"The Isle of Illusia,", 1904


Varsity Show 1905-"The Khan of Kathan,", 1905


Varsity Show 1906-"The Conspirators,", 1906


Varsity Show 1907-"Ides of March,", 1907


Varsity Show 1908-"Mr. King,", 1908


Varsity Show 1909-"In Newport,", 1909


Varsity Show 1911-"Made in India,", 1911


Varsity Show 1913-"Brigands,", 1913


Varsity Show 1914-"The Merry Lunatic,", 1914


Varsity Show 1921-"You'll Never Know,", 1921


Varsity Show 1922-"Steppe Around,", 1922


Varsity Show 1923-"How Revolting,", 1923


Varsity Show 1926-"His Majesty, The Queen,", 1926


Varsity Show 1929-"Oh! Hector,", 1929


Varsity Show 1930-"Heigho Pharaoh,", 1930


Varsity Show 1931-"Great Shakes,", 1931


Varsity Show 1933-"Home James,", 1933


Varsity Show 1935-"Flair-Flair, The Idol of Paree,", 1935


Varsity Show 1939-"Fair Enough,", 1939


Varsity Show 1940-"Life Begins in '40,", 1940


Varsity Show 1942-"Saints Alive,", 1942


Varsity Show 1946-"Step Right Up,", 1946


Varsity Show 1948-"Streets of New York, "1948


Varsity Show 1951-"Babe in the Woods,", 1951


Varsity Show 1952-"Streets of New York,", 1952


Varsity Show 1953-"Shape of Things,", 1953


Varsity Show 1954-"Sky's the Limit,", 1954


Varsity Show 1955-"When in Rome,", 1955


Varsity Show 1980-"Fly With Me,", 1980


Subseries: XI.6: Publications

Images of student publication groups such asSpectatorandJester.



Box 199 Columbian, undated


Box 199 Jester, 1909 1911 1912 1913 1914 1924 1925, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1924, 1925


Box 199 Miscellaneous, 1904 1931, 1904, 1931


Box 199 Spectator, miscellaneous., undated


Box 199 Spectator, Portraits, undated


Box 199 Varsity Review, undated



Box OS 18 Alumni News, Columbia, undated

(Notes: "Lion-ize folks back home with Columbia's monthly news magazine.")


Box OS 18 Columbian, 1925-1926


Box OS 18 Columbian

(Notes: 1906; 1911; 1914)


Box OS 18 Jester, 1909 1911 1912 1913 1914 1924 1925, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1924, 1925



Box OS 19 Spectator, 1904 1905 1906 1909-1913 1915, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1909-1913, 1915


Box OS 19 Spectator, 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895



Box XL 9 Spectator, 1877

(Notes: "The First Spectator Board" H. G. Paine; S. B. Pond; M. Benjamin; J. W. Spalding; W. B. Parsons; F. W. Halls; W. F. Morgan; C. H. Crowe.)


Subseries: XI.7: Traditions

Images of some of the student traditions of Columbia College students, many of which are no longer continued today. Traditions represented in this sub-series include rushes, cane spree, Goodwood Cups, freshmen beanies and the Yule Log.



Box 199 Beanies, undated


Box 199 Block Party, 1949

(Notes: Performance in front of Alma Mater.)


Box 199 Block Party, 1955

(Notes: Men drinking and playing games.)


Box 199 Burial of the Ancients, drawings, 1882 undated, 1882, undated

(Notes: Also called, "Triumph.")


Box 199 Cane Spree, 1869


Box 199 Cane Spree, ca. 1897


Box 199 Cane Spree, 1914


Box 199 Dances, ca. 1940

(Notes: Spring Dance, Sweetheart Dance.)


Box 199 Dinner Week, 1987

(Notes: Class of 1900 Freshman-Sophomore wars.)


Box 199 Goodwood Cups, undated


Box 199 Goodwood Cups, Recipients

(Notes: Kirk; Eisenhower; General Frederick Irving; Mrs. Kirk.)


Box 199 Prom, Sophomore-Freshmen, 1952

(Notes: Mad Hatter theme.)


Box 199 Pumpkin carving

(Notes: Students sitting on lawn carving jack o' lanterns.)


Box 199 Rushes, 1915


Box 199 Rushes, 1949


Box 199 Rushes, 1948


Box 199 Rushes, 1908


Box 199 Rushes, 1951


Box 199 Rushes, 1911


Box 199 Rushes, 1954

(Notes: Rush Queens Marian Beckmann and Marie Gerardi.)


Box 199 Rushes, 1951


Box 199 Rushes, 1911


Box 199 Rushes, 1954


Box 199 Rushes, 1950


Box 199 Rushes, 1947


Box 199 Rushes, 1952


Box 199 Rushes, 1915


Box 199 Rushes, undated


Box 199 Rushes, 1940


Box 199 Rushes, 1946


Box 199 Senior Ball, 1950s


Box 199 Yule Log, undated

(Notes: Early Eighties.)



Box OS 19 Cane Spree Team, 1928


Box OS 19 Homecoming, 1952


Box OS 19 Junior Week, 1925

(Notes: Prom committee.)