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Historical Biographical Files [18--?] - 2018.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Historical Biographical Files [18--?] - 2018.
Physical description:183.06 linear ft. (431 document boxes, 11 half-size document boxes, 1 tube box).
Language(s): Material is primarily in English, with some French, German, Spanish, and Italian.


The files are arranged alphabetically by last name. In addition to specifically named files, there are general alphabetical files (e.g., "AA-AB") and files for multiple individuals with the same last name (e.g., "Jones"). The general alphabetical files generally precede the specifically named files in each alphabetical range. If a listing for a specific individual is not found in the container list, it is possible that there are relevant materials in the appropriate general alphabetical file.


Scope and Content

The materials that comprise the Historical Biographical Files have been collected and added to from a variety of sources over the years by current and previous staff. The files consist of materials related to people who have a connection to the University whether as student, alumni, administrator, faculty, staff, guest lecturer, or honorary degree recipient. Materials generally consist of newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, programs, ephemera, printed matter, lists, reports, and pamphlets.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 There are no restrictions on this collection. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 348-440. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Historical Biographical Files; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Press Releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College administrators--New York (N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College students--New York (N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Alumni and Alumnae.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Officials and Employees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Presidents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drisler, Henry, 1818-1897.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haswell, Hollee.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hogan, Frank.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holtzoff, Alexander, 1886-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kemp, James Furman, 1859-1926.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lohf, Kenneth.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Low, Seth, 1850-1916.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McGill, William J. (William James), 1922-1997.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pei, I.M., 1917-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prezzolini, Giuseppe, 1882-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pupin, Michael Idrorsky, 1858-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rudd, Mark.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sovern, Michael I.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tannenbaum, Frank, 1893-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-2000.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note