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Columbia University in World War II collection, 1933-1956

Series VIII: Subject Files

This series consists of newspaper clippings, speeches, publications, printed matter and press releases from the time period. The clippings files found in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject and are either of very general nature or not associated directly with topics addressed in other series which will contain their own appropriate clippings files. Topics include: anti-war protests (mainly the April, 1935 peace strike), Columbia's war service, Barnard College's contributions to the war effort, students and alumni in the armed services, war activities of professors and administrators, the activities of Russian students studying at Columbia during these years. Other subjects of note addressed by this series include 1940 Academic Freedom issues and the controversy surrounding the dismissal of six medical students from The College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1935 (found in the Newspaper Clippings – Anti-War Protest file). Information about a few wartime related conferences and transcripts of a number of speeches by university and non-university personalities can be found here, as well as some publications by the university (e.g., "Memorandum from Morningside") and from outside the university (e.g, "War Records Collector" newsletter). Also of interest are wartime newsletters published by St. Paul's Chapel Choir and a collection of letters that contain updates about members of the St. Paul's Chapel Choir who were involved in the war.

The post-war period is also significantly represented in this series, mostly in relation to the influx of veterans enrolling as students, but also addressing such matters as the formation of the United Nations (Virginia Gildersleeve, Dean of Barnard College, was a representative to the San Francisco conference) and book republication projects for Germany. The files addressing the topic of veterans include newspaper clippings and other printed matter about these students, their needs and concerns (e.g. tuition increase controversy in 1946) as well as two bound volumes documenting Shanks Village, a housing project near Nyack, NY for students and veterans after the war.

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Box 54 Folder 1 Academic Freedom, 1940-1941


Box 54 Folder 2 Alumni—Assorted Printed Matter & Correspondence, 1944-1946


Box 54 Folder 3 Assorted Printed Matter, 1942-1945


Box 54 Folder 4 Book & Periodical Republication Program, 1943


Box 54 Folder 5 Columbia: An American University in Peace and War , 1945


Box 54 Folder 6 Columbia College Office of the Dean News Bulletin, 1944-1945


Box 54 Folder 7 Columbia Progressive, 1941


Box 54 Folder 8 Columbia Queries, 1942


Box 54 Folder 9 The Columbia Sentinel , 1941


Box 54 Folder 10 "Columbia University in this World Crisis" by Nicholas Murray Butler, 1940 October 3


Box 54 Folder 11 Conference: "The American Platform in America at War" (Institute of Arts & Sciences),, 1942 April 9


Box 54 Folder 12 Conference on Wartime Problems, 1942 November 13-14


Box 54 Folder 13 Educational Information for Returning Military Personnel, 1945


Box 54 Folder 14 "The G.I. Bill of Rights and the Law Schools" by Dean Young B. Smith, 1944 September 12


Box 54 Folder 15 "Hank Shank's Xmas", ca., 1948


Box 54 Folder 16 Hellenic Day Resolution, 1941


Box 54 Folder 17 Higher Education and National Defense Bulletin, 1942-1943


Box 54 Folder 18 "How Barnard Can Help Win the War" by Dean Virginia C. Gildersleeve, 1942 January 13


Box 54 Folder 19 Inside Shanks (by Wyatt & Sheehan), ca., 1947


Box 54 Folder 20 Lecture Delivered by Mr. Jan Ciechanowski, Polish Ambassador, 1941 February 11


Box 54 Folder 21 Louvain Library, 1940-1941


Box 54 Folder 22-23 "Memorandum from Morningside", 1943-1946, (2 Folders)


Box 54 Folder 24 Memoranda & Notices, 1941-1942


Box 54 Folder 25 "More About Memorials That Live", 1945


Box 54 Folder 26 NY College Teachers Union—Columbia Chapter, 1940-1942


Newspaper Clippings


Box 54 Folder 27 Anti-War Protests, 1933 1935 1940, 1933, 1935, 1940



Box 55 Folder 1 Barnard College, 1942-1945


Box 55 Folder 2 Columbia's War Service, 1940-1946


Box 55 Folder 3 Miscellaneous, 1933 1941-1948, 1933, 1941-1948


Box 55 Folder 4 Anti-War Protests (originals), 1935 1940, 1935, 1940


Box 55 Folder 5 Professors & Administrators, 1940-1944


Box 55 Folder 6 Russian Students at Columbia, 1942-1943


Box 55 Folder 7 Students, Alumni & the Armed Services, 1940-1942


Box 55 Folder 8 Veterans as Students, 1942-1947


Box 55 Folder 9 War Aid, 1940-1943


Post-War


Box 55 Folder 10 Assorted Printed Matter, 1945-1948


Box 55 Folder 11 Press Releases, 1945-1946 1948, 1945-1946, 1948


Box 55 Folder 12 Pre-Nazi Texts from C.U. Used in Germany, 1945


Box 55 Folder 13 Protest Leaflets, c., 1940s


"Recommendations . . . with Respect to Post-War Education for Discharged Service Men",, 1943 July 15


The Shanks Village Collection


Box 55 Folder 15 Vol. I, 1947-1948



Box 56 Folder 1 Vol. II, 1947-1949


Box 56 Folder 2 Shanks Village Directory, 1949 November


Box 56 Folder 3 Shanks Village Information Bulletin, ca., 1947



Box 57 Folder 10 Co-op Shopper (Issued by Shanks Village Cooperative), 1949


The Shanks Villager (Newspaper)



Box 56 Folder 4 Vol. 1, 1947


Box 56 Folder 5 Vol. 2, 1947-1948


Box 56 Folder 6 Vol. 3, 1948-1949



Box 57 Folder 11 Vol. 4, 1949-50


Box 57 Folder 12 Undated Fragments


St. Paul's Chapel Choir



Box 61 Folder 1 Newsletters, 1940s


Box 61 Folder 2-5 Letters from Service Men & Women, 1940s



Box 56 Folder 7 Tuition Increase Controversy, 1946


Box 56 Folder 8 United Nations, 1945


Box 56 Folder 9 U.S.O. Materials, 1942


Box 56 Folder 10 "University Against War", 1937 April


Box 56 Folder 11 War Information Center, 1942-1943


Box 56 Folder 12 War Loan Bond Campaigns, 1942-1945


Box 56 Folder 13 "The War Records Collector" (Newsletter), 1943-1946


The New York Times



Box 57 Folder 1 1945 April 21


Box 57 Folder 2 1945 April 23