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Columbia University in World War I Collection, 1914-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains records documenting Columbia University's activities slightly prior to, during and immediately following World War I. The collection consists of mostly correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, pamphlets, various publications, reports, photographs, service record cards, and numerous lists of Columbia men and women who served during the war.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0014
Bib ID 4223520 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University
Title Columbia University in World War I Collection, 1914-1970
Physical Description 8.92 linear feet (19 document boxes; 1 index card box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located onsite.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight series.

Description

Summary

This collection contains records documenting Columbia University's activities slightly prior to, during and immediately following World War I. The collection consists of mostly correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, pamphlets, various publications, reports, photographs, service record cards, and numerous lists of Columbia men and women who served during the war. Correspondence is mostly with the Office of the Secretary, the War Records Committee and the Alumni Federation Office regarding Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni participation in the war effort.

Among the major topics represented in this collection are various alumni activities, including the publication of the Alumni News's military supplements, war records, and war memorials; the work of the Columbia Service Bureau established in France to create a place for service men and women to meet fellow Columbians; the Committee on Women's War Work; various instruction and training facilities and programs including the Student Army Training Corps and the Training Corps for Officers; the War Records Committee; and the Columbia War Hospital.

  • Series I: Alumni Activities, 1917-1944

    This series consists of correspondence, articles, and lists regarding the various activities of the Alumni Federation and other alumni groups. During the war, the Alumni News published articles in every issue on Columbia's war work. These issues included military supplements and the war commencement issue of 1917. This series also includes the letters from Horatio Krans of the Columbia Service Bureau in France providing updates on the war effort in Europe. There is brief information on the Alumni Committee on International Affairs and the Alumni Committee on Mobilization. The folder "Alumni War Association of Paris" contains mostly correspondence from Levering Tyson to others regarding the Association and its formation. In addition, the Alumni Federation was instrumental in creating lists for the war memorial and war records as shown in this series. The folder of "War Service Medals, Ribbons and Memorials" contains samples of ribbons the University considered using in developing war service medals and ribbons.

  • Series II: Columbia Service Bureau, 1917-1934

    These records are mostly administrative correspondence regarding the day-to-day maintenance of the Columbia Service Bureau (CSB) as well as correspondence with individuals regarding membership and donations to the Bureau. Most of the correspondence is between Frank Diehl Fackenthal, Secretary of the University, and Horatio Krans, director of the CSB. There is considerable correspondence with Roger Pierce, Secretary of Harvard University, regarding the establishment of the various college bureaus in Paris. This series also includes information on the American University Union in Europe, of which the CSB was a part. About thirty American colleges founded the Union to "aid all American college men in any form of service abroad." (Quotation taken from circular on the Union in the Bureau's Nettleton correspondence)

  • Series III: Columbia War Hospital, 1914-1922

    These records include correspondence, some minutes and reports, and general information regarding the establishment of the hospital, supplies, and administrative issues. Most of the correspondence is with Dr. Francis Carter Wood (Professor of Cancer Research and member of the administrative board of the School of Dentistry) and Samuel Lambert (Dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons). The College of Physicians and Surgeons was instrumental in the creation of the hospital. See also the oversize folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings" for an illustrated article in The New York Times' Mid-week Pictorial, 1917.

  • Series IV: Committee on Women's War Work, 1917-1919

    Series IV includes correspondence, lists, meeting minutes, and bulletins related to the University's attempts to organize women for the war effort. The University created the Committee for Women's War Work on April 10, 1917, with Virginia Newcomb as an instrumental member. By the end of the 1916-1917 academic year, the Committee "furnished 790 women for volunteer work and 25 for salaried positions." (1917 Annual Report, p.5) The Committee sent out enrollment cards to gather names of women interested in participating in the war. With this information, the Committee looked to place women in both volunteer and salaried positions. The University also created specific courses to train women in areas necessary to the war effort. Also included in this series is a separate card file box (Box 7) with membership cards the Committee asked women to fill out. At the front of the box is a sample instruction card. The card file is incomplete and only contains cards for surnames from A to Col.

  • Series V: Instruction and Training, 1916-1923

    Series V consists of correspondence, enrollment cards, and general information on the various efforts by the University to train and instruct students for entry into the war. Included are folders on the Columbia Battalion as well as war-related courses and the war topography course syllabi . The folder "Columbia Battalion" contains mostly correspondence regarding preparation for the presentation of both the American flag and the Battalion flag to the Battalion on May 29, 1917. The folder also contains correspondence on the formation of the Battalion.

  • Series VI: War Records Committee, 1915-1930

    The War Records Committee is comprised largely of correspondence and lists regarding the service of Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the war effort.

  • Series VII: Wartime Work, 1914-1928

    This series contains material on various topics, groups, and organizations related to the war effort. Folder "Division of Intelligence and Publicity" contains a small amount of correspondence and some items such as press releases informing the Columbia community about various military programs. The folder of "General Assemblies" contains material on the General Assemblies held for the faculty and/or the university community to discuss current wartime issues. The folder also contains President Nicholas Murray Butler's, as well as other professor's, addresses to the General Assembly of the Faculty on May 7, 1918. The Ninth Coast Artillery Corps correspondence is mostly in relation to the formation of a New York Guard Columbia Unit, which was the result of efforts by the Columbia University Club. Information on the Citizen's Preparedness Parade and the May 10, 1916 meeting with speaker Major-General Leonard Wood is within the folder "Preparedness." See also the oversized folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings" for the Louvain Library Supplement of the Columbia Spectator from April 5, 1922.

  • Series VIII: Publications and Clippings, 1914-1970

    Series VIII contains publications and newspaper clippings regarding the University's participation in the war effort. Also includes articles on related issues such as academic freedom (including the controversy over Professors Beard, Cattell and Dana), student protests to the war, the ban on speaker Count Ilya Tolstoy in February 1917, protests by pacifists, and articles on "draft evaders" (in particular Charles F. Phillips). See also full issues of the Columbia Spectator from March, 1917 in the oversize folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings." Columbia's War Work publication is housed in the oversize folder Collections Oversize-World War I Collection--General along with an anti-war poster and two military maps.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located onsite.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia University in World War I Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Selected Related Materal at Columbia

Central Files, Columbia University, University Archives.

Historial Subject Files, Columbia University, University Archives.

Flat Files, Oversize Collection, Columbia University, University Archives.

Presidential Annual Reports, 1917-1918, Columbia University, University Archives.

Accrual

No additions are expected

Acquisition

Various offices and groups generated this artificial collection, which has been pulled together to represent the varied activities undertaken by the Columbia community during the World War I era. The card file of the Committee on Women's War Work came with the RBML 2002 transfer. Other material in the collection was either part of the 1997 RBML accession.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection processed Abby Lester 2003.

Finding aid reformatted Jennifer Comins 2008.

Revision Description

2009-10-29 File created.

2010-05-25 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Questionnaires Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Academic freedom Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American University Union in Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krans, Horatio Sheafe, 1872-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army. Coast Artillery Corps, 9th (1917-1922) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army. General Hospital No. 1 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of the Treasury Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Université catholique de Louvain (1835-1969). Bibliothèque Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Education and the war Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Schools Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred sought and obtained leaves of absence or resigned their posts in order to enter the service of the Government; courses of instruction were modified or abandoned; habitual modes of procedure were altered; the whole University went upon a war footing." Soon after the nation mobilized in 1917, the war effort consumed Columbia in every way, from installation of new courses and military training on South Field to creating a War Records Committee to record every Columbia community member's participation in the war effort. Columbia's mobilization was so intense that the U.S. government used many of Columbia's programs and efforts as an example for the country's other institutions of higher education.

The first direct military activity on campus was on March 8, 1917 when the Columbia Reserve Officers Training Corps (also known as: Columbia Battalion or Columbia Corps) was formed. Within four months of formation, 1400 had enrolled in the Battalion. In April 1918, the Battalion was disbanded when it was announced, that the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) would be established to replace it. The ROTC, however, was never realized because the U.S. Army created the Student Army Training Corps to fill its place in the summer of 1918.

In April 1917 the Trustees of the University approved the creation of the Columbia War Hospital, a medical training camp, to be located on a piece of land in the Bronx called the Columbia Oval. Due to fear of naval bombardment, the hospital was also meant to handle victims of these bombardments if they occurred or to handle ill soldiers or war disasters. The War Department took over the Hospital on October 3, 1917 and renamed it the U.S. Army General Hospital Number One. In other war efforts, alumni raised enough money in September 1917 to set up the Ambulance Service Division. In addition, the University established the Columbia Service Bureau, part of the American University Union. Horatio S. Krans (CC 1894) headed the Bureau as "a friendly and helpful port of call for hundreds of Columbia soldiers on leave to Paris." (Fon W. Boardman, Jr., Columbia: An American University in Peace and War, p.47).

The University participated in and created many other programs and facilities to further the war effort, including the emergency training corps; establishment of the Military and Naval Bureau in East Hall; Mobilization Committee for Women's Work which organized women for volunteer and salaried positions; the establishment of the United States Navy Gas Engine School; the inclusion of war-related courses being taught through the Department of Extension Teaching; and the creation of the Farm Bureau.

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Series I: Alumni Activities, 1917-1944

This series consists of correspondence, articles, and lists regarding the various activities of the Alumni Federation and other alumni groups. During the war, the Alumni News published articles in every issue on Columbia's war work. These issues included military supplements and the war commencement issue of 1917. This series also includes the letters from Horatio Krans of the Columbia Service Bureau in France providing updates on the war effort in Europe. There is brief information on the Alumni Committee on International Affairs and the Alumni Committee on Mobilization. The folder "Alumni War Association of Paris" contains mostly correspondence from Levering Tyson to others regarding the Association and its formation. In addition, the Alumni Federation was instrumental in creating lists for the war memorial and war records as shown in this series. The folder of "War Service Medals, Ribbons and Memorials" contains samples of ribbons the University considered using in developing war service medals and ribbons.



Box 1 Folder 1 Alumni Committee on International Affairs, undated


Box 1 Folder 2 Alumni Committee on Mobilization, 1917


Alumni News


Articles


Box 1 Folder 3 ROTC, 1919


Box 1 Folder 4 Student Army Training Corp., 1918-1919


Box 1 Folder 5 University War Work, 1917-1919


Box 1 Folder 6 Columbia at War, 1918


Box 1 Folder 7 Columbia War Papers, 1917


Box 1 Folder 8 First War Commencement, 1917


Box 1 Folder 9 to 10 Horatio Krans Letters, 1917-1920, 1927, 1917-1920, 1927, (2 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 11 Military Supplements, 1917


Box 1 Folder 12 Alumni War Association of Paris, 1917-1918


Box 1 Folder 13 Ambulance Unit, 1917-1918


Columbia War Memorial


Box 1 Folder 14 Correspondence and Lists, 1920, 1928-1931, 1942, 1920, 1928-1931, 1942


Box 1 Folder 15 Proof, 1927


Columbia War Record



Box 2 Folder 1 1918


Box 2 Folder 2 to 3 Correspondence, 1918-1932, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 4 Drafts, circa, 1917


Box 2 Folder 5 General Information, 1919, 1930, 1944, undated, 1919, 1930, 1944, undated


Box 2 Folder 6 List of Alumni Who Won Distinction, undated


Box 2 Folder 7 War Service List, undated


Box 2 Folder 8 War Service Medals, Ribbons and Memorials, 1918-1920

Series II: Columbia Service Bureau, 1917-1934

These records are mostly administrative correspondence regarding the day-to-day maintenance of the Columbia Service Bureau (CSB) as well as correspondence with individuals regarding membership and donations to the Bureau. Most of the correspondence is between Frank Diehl Fackenthal, Secretary of the University, and Horatio Krans, director of the CSB. There is considerable correspondence with Roger Pierce, Secretary of Harvard University, regarding the establishment of the various college bureaus in Paris. This series also includes information on the American University Union in Europe, of which the CSB was a part. About thirty American colleges founded the Union to "aid all American college men in any form of service abroad." (Quotation taken from circular on the Union in the Bureau's Nettleton correspondence)


Box 2 Folder 9 American University Union--Circulars, Clippings and Reports, 1917-1924


American University Union



Box 3 Folder 1 Constitution and Budget, 1917


Box 3 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1919-1934


Box 3 Folder 3 Meetings, 1917-1921, undated, 1917-1921, undated


Box 3 Folder 4 to 9 Correspondence--A through S, 1917-1919, (6 Folders)



Box 4 Folder 1 to 2 Correspondence--Anson Phelps Stokes, T through Z, 1917-1919, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 3 Donations and Expenses, 1918-1919


Box 4 Folder 4 General, 1918-1924, undated, 1918-1924, undated

Series III: Columbia War Hospital, 1914-1922

These records include correspondence, some minutes and reports, and general information regarding the establishment of the hospital, supplies, and administrative issues. Most of the correspondence is with Dr. Francis Carter Wood (Professor of Cancer Research and member of the administrative board of the School of Dentistry) and Samuel Lambert (Dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons). The College of Physicians and Surgeons was instrumental in the creation of the hospital. See also the oversize folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings" for an illustrated article in The New York Times' Mid-week Pictorial, 1917.


Box 4 Folder 5 to 8 Correspondence--A through Y, 1917-1919, 1922, 1917-1919, 1922, (4 Folders)



Box 5 Folder 1 General Information, 1917, undated, 1917, undated


Box 5 Folder 2 Related Information, 1914-1917, undated, 1914-1917, undated


Box 5 Folder 3 Supplies, 1917, undated, 1917, undated

Series IV: Committee on Women's War Work, 1917-1919

Series IV includes correspondence, lists, meeting minutes, and bulletins related to the University's attempts to organize women for the war effort. The University created the Committee for Women's War Work on April 10, 1917, with Virginia Newcomb as an instrumental member. By the end of the 1916-1917 academic year, the Committee "furnished 790 women for volunteer work and 25 for salaried positions." (1917 Annual Report, p.5) The Committee sent out enrollment cards to gather names of women interested in participating in the war. With this information, the Committee looked to place women in both volunteer and salaried positions. The University also created specific courses to train women in areas necessary to the war effort. Also included in this series is a separate card file box (Box 7) with membership cards the Committee asked women to fill out. At the front of the box is a sample instruction card. The card file is incomplete and only contains cards for surnames from A to Col.


Box 5 Folder 4 Correspondence and Finances, 1917-1918


Box 5 Folder 5 General Information, 1917-1919, undated, 1917-1919, undated


Box 5 Folder 6 Information Bulletins, 1917-1918


Box 5 Folder 7 Meeting Minutes, 1917-1918


Box 5 Folder 8 Related Organizations and Information, 1917-1918, undated, 1917-1918, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 Weekly Bulletins, 1918

Series V: Instruction and Training, 1916-1923

Series V consists of correspondence, enrollment cards, and general information on the various efforts by the University to train and instruct students for entry into the war. Included are folders on the Columbia Battalion as well as war-related courses and the war topography course syllabi . The folder "Columbia Battalion" contains mostly correspondence regarding preparation for the presentation of both the American flag and the Battalion flag to the Battalion on May 29, 1917. The folder also contains correspondence on the formation of the Battalion.


Subseries V.1: General, 1917-1923

Contains general information on Columbia University's efforts to introduce and instruct students for engagement in the war.


Box 5 Folder 10 Columbia Battalion, 1917


Box 5 Folder 11 Columbia University Naval Unit, 1917-1918


Box 5 Folder 12 Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1917-1923


Box 5 Folder 13 Signal Corps School of Photography, 1918-1919


Box 5 Folder 14 United States Navy Gas Engine School--L.V. Hagman Notes, circa, 1918


Box 5 Folder 15 United States School of Military Cinematography, 1918


Box 5 Folder 16 War Related Courses Offered at Columbia University, 1917-1919



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 War Topography Course--Notes, Syllabi and Related Materials, circa, 1917, (2 Folders)


Subseries V.2: Student Army Training Corps, 1918

Consists of correspondence, which appears to be from the Office of the Secretary regarding the SATC as well as course information. Correspondence is filed alphabetically by surname. See also the oversized folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Student Army Training Corps" for advertising posters and schedules of courses.


Correspondence


Box 6 Folder 3 A through Claxton, 1918


Box 6 Folder 4 Committee on Education and Special Training, 1918


Box 6 Folder 5 F through MacCain, 1918


Box 6 Folder 6 MacLaurin, 1918


Box 6 Folder 7 to 8 Man through W, 1918, (2 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 9 Course on Issues of the War, 1918



Box 7 Folder 1 to 2 Course on Issues of the War--Catalog of Books Used and Outline, 1918, undated, 1918, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 3 General Information, 1918, undated, 1918, undated


Subseries V.3: Training Corps for Officers, 1916-1917

Contains enrollment cards, which have valuable information on trainees. Also included are files for resignations, transfers, and assignments, arranged alphabetically by surname.


Box 7 Folder 4 Assignments and Transfers, 1916-1917, undated, 1916-1917, undated


Box 7 Folder 5 to 7 Enrollment Cards--A through F, 1917, (3 Folders)



Box 8 Folder 1 to 5 Enrollment Cards--G through R, 1917, (5 Folders)



Box 9 Folder 1 to 2 Enrollment Cards--S through Z, 1917, (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 3 General Correspondence, 1917, undated, 1917, undated


Box 9 Folder 4 General Information, 1917, undated, 1917, undated


Box 9 Folder 5 Lists, 1917, undated, 1917, undated


Box 9 Folder 6 Resignations, 1917

Series VI: War Records Committee, 1915-1930

The War Records Committee is comprised largely of correspondence and lists regarding the service of Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the war effort.


Subseries VI.1: Departments and Schools, 1915-1920

Comprised of correspondence between the War Records Committee, Secretary's Office, and department and school heads regarding compilation of war service records of faculty and staff. A majority of the original folders had the names of professors on the outside of the folder. These lists of names have been photocopied and placed in the new folder. The folder "Civil Engineering, Department of" contains photographs of the Student Army Training Corps making a military map.


Box 9 Folder 7 Agriculture, Department of, 1918-1919


Box 9 Folder 8 Architecture, School of, 1918-1919


Box 9 Folder 9 Botany, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 10 Chemical Engineering, Department of, 1918-1919


Box 9 Folder 11 Chemistry, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 12 Civil Engineering, Department of, 1918, undated, 1918, undated


Box 9 Folder 13 Classical Philology, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 14 Diseases of Children, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 15 Economics, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 16 Electrical Engineering, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 17 Engineer Drafting, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 18 English and Comparative Literature, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 19 Extension Teaching, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 20 Geology, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 21 Germanic Languages, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 22 History, Department of, 1920


Box 9 Folder 23 Indo-Iranian Languages, Department of, undated


Box 9 Folder 24 Journalism, School of, 1917-1918


Box 9 Folder 25 Law, School of, 1916-1919


Box 9 Folder 26 Mathematics, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 27 Mechanical Engineering, Department of, 1916-1919


Box 9 Folder 28 Metallurgy, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 29 Mineralogy, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 30 Music, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 31 Neurology, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 32 Pharmacy, College of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 33 Philosophy, Department of, 1917-1918


Box 9 Folder 34 Physicians and Surgeons, College of, 1917-1919, undated, 1917-1919, undated


Box 9 Folder 35 Physics, Department of, 1918-1919, undated, 1918-1919, undated


Box 9 Folder 36 Political Science, Faculty of, 1915-1919, undated, 1915-1919, undated


Box 9 Folder 37 Psychology, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 38 Romance Languages, Department of, 1917-1919


Box 9 Folder 39 Slavonic Languages, Department of, 1919


Box 9 Folder 40 Sociology, Department of, 1918



Box 10 Folder 1 Teachers College, 1917-1919


Box 10 Folder 2 Zoology, Department of, undated


Subseries VI.2: Fraternities, 1917-1920

Composed of correspondence between the War Records Committee and the various fraternities affiliated with Columbia regarding war service and memorial information for those who died while serving in the war. These records are arranged alphabetically by name of fraternity.


Box 10 Folder 3 Alpha Chi Rho, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 4 Alpha Delta Phi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 5 Alpha Phi Delta, 1920


Box 10 Folder 6 Alpha Sigma Phi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 7 Beta Theta Pi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 8 Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 9 Delta Phi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 10 Delta Psi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 11 Delta Tau Delta, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 12 Delta Upsilon, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 13 Kappa Nu, 1918-1920


Box 10 Folder 14 Phi Delta Theta, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 15 Phi Epsilon Pi, 1920


Box 10 Folder 16 Phi Gamma Delta, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 17 Phi Kappa Psi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 18 Phi Kappa Sigma, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 19 Phi Lamda Upsilon, 1920


Box 10 Folder 20 Phi Sigma Delta, 1920


Box 10 Folder 21 Phi Sigma Kappa, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 22 Pi Lamda Phi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 23 Psi Upsilon, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 24 Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 25 Sigma Alpha Mu, 1920


Box 10 Folder 26 Sigma Chi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 27 Sigma Nu, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 28 Theta Delta Chi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 29 Theta Xi, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 30 Zeta Beta Tau, 1917-1920


Box 10 Folder 31 Zeta Psi, 1917-1920


Subseries VI.3: Alumni Classes, 1917-1920

Consists of correspondence regarding war service records between Ruth Woodbridge (Clerk of the War Records Committee) and members of particular alumni classes. Correspondence folders are followed by folders of class lists. Usually Woodbridge asked one person to proofread the information and then pass it along to the remaining members of the alumni class.


Applied Science, School of


Correspondence


Box 10 Folder 32 Class of 1881, 1917, 1881, 1917


Box 10 Folder 33 Class of 1903, 1920, 1903, 1920


Box 10 Folder 34 Class of 1904, 1920, 1904, 1920


Box 10 Folder 35 Class of 1908, 1920, 1908, 1920


Box 10 Folder 36 Class of 1910, 1920, 1910, 1920


Box 10 Folder 37 Lists--Classes of 1901-1917, 1920, 1901-1917, 1920


Box 10 Folder 38 Architecture, School of--Correspondence--Class of 1900, 1920, 1900, 1920


Columbia College


Correspondence


Box 10 Folder 39 Class of 1883, 1917-1918, 1883, 1917-1918


Box 10 Folder 40 Class of 1900, 1920, 1900, 1920


Box 10 Folder 41 Class of 1904, 1920, 1904, 1920


Box 10 Folder 42 Class of 1905, 1920, 1905, 1920


Box 10 Folder 43 Class of 1906, 1920, 1906, 1920


Box 10 Folder 44 Class of 1907, 1920, 1907, 1920


Box 10 Folder 45 Class of 1909, 1920, 1909, 1920


Box 10 Folder 46 Class of 1911, 1920, 1911, 1920


Box 10 Folder 47 Class of 1913, 1920, 1913, 1920


Box 10 Folder 48 Class of 1916, 1920, 1916, 1920


Box 10 Folder 49 Class of 1917, 1920, 1917, 1920


Box 10 Folder 50 Lists--Classes of 1901-1909, 1920, 1901-1909, 1920



Box 11 Folder 1 Lists--Classes of 1910-1919, 1920, 1910-1919, 1920


Box 11 Folder 2 Fine Arts--Lists--Classes of 1901-1919, 1920, 1901-1919, 1920


Law, School of


Correspondence


Box 11 Folder 3 Class of 1900, 1920, 1900, 1920


Box 11 Folder 4 Class of 1901, 1920, 1901, 1920


Box 11 Folder 5 Class of 1902, 1920, 1902, 1920


Box 11 Folder 6 Class of 1904, 1920, 1904, 1920


Box 11 Folder 7 Class of 1909, 1920, 1909, 1920


Box 11 Folder 8 Class of 1910, 1920, 1910, 1920


Box 11 Folder 9 Class of 1911, 1920, 1911, 1920


Box 11 Folder 10 Class of 1912, 1920, 1912, 1920


Box 11 Folder 11 Class of 1915, 1920, 1915, 1920


Box 11 Folder 12 Class of 1916, 1920, 1916, 1920


Box 11 Folder 13 Class of 1917, 1920, 1917, 1920


Box 11 Folder 14 Lists--Classes of 1903-1919, 1920, 1903-1919, 1920


Physicians and Surgeons, College of


Correspondence


Box 11 Folder 15 Class of 1889, 1920, 1889, 1920


Box 11 Folder 16 Class of 1890, 1920, 1890, 1920


Box 11 Folder 17 Class of 1891, 1920, 1891, 1920


Box 11 Folder 18 Class of 1893, 1920, 1893, 1920


Box 11 Folder 19 Class of 1895, 1920, 1895, 1920


Box 11 Folder 20 Class of 1898, 1920, 1898, 1920


Box 11 Folder 21 Class of 1899, 1920, 1899, 1920


Box 11 Folder 22 Class of 1902, 1920, 1902, 1920


Box 11 Folder 23 Class of 1903, 1920, 1903, 1920


Box 11 Folder 24 Class of 1906, 1920, 1906, 1920


Box 11 Folder 25 Class of 1907, 1920, 1907, 1920


Box 11 Folder 26 Class of 1912, 1920, 1912, 1920


Box 11 Folder 27 Class of 1913, 1920, 1913, 1920


Box 11 Folder 28 Class of 1914, 1920, 1914, 1920


Box 11 Folder 29 Class of 1915, 1920, 1915, 1920


Box 11 Folder 30 Class of 1917, 1920, 1917, 1920


Box 11 Folder 31 Lists--Classes of 1889-1910, 1920, 1889-1910, 1920


Subseries VI.4: General Correspondence, 1916-1921

Contains correspondence with the War Records Committee regarding individual war service of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Some of this information overlaps with other correspondence in this series. Correspondence is filed alphabetically either by name or by subject. These records also include correspondence with the Adjutant General regarding lists of Columbia men and women who participated in the war effort. Under "Barnard College" is a list of "Alumnae Engaged in Overseas Work." Additional correspondence was found at a later date and thus the two alphabetical lists of A through Z are found here.



Box 12 Folder 1 A, 1918-1920


Box 12 Folder 2 B through Be, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 3 Bi through Bo, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 4 Br through Bu, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 5 Ca through Ci, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 6 Cl through Cra, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 7 Cre through Da, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 8 De through Do, 1917-1920


Box 12 Folder 9 Dr through Dw, 1917-1920



Box 13 Folder 1 Ea through Fl, 1917-1920


Box 13 Folder 2 Fo through Fu, 1917-1920


Box 13 Folder 3 Ga through Hal, 1917-1920


Box 13 Folder 4 Ham through Hu, 1917-1920


Box 13 Folder 5 to 7 I through L, 1917-1920, (3 Folders)


Box 13 Folder 8 Ma through Mc, 1917-1920


Box 13 Folder 9 Me through My, 1917-1920



Box 14 Folder 1 N through O, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 2 Pa through Pi, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 3 Pl through Q, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 4 R, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 5 Sa through Sl, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 6 Sm through Sy, 1917-1920


Box 14 Folder 7 to 9 T through Z, 1917-1920, (3 Folders)



Box 19 Folder 1 to 3 A through K, 1917-1921 (3 Folders), 1917-1921


Box 19 Folder 4 to 5 Krans, Horatio, 1918-1919, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 6 to 7 L through P, 1916-1921, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 8 to 9 R through X, 1916-1921, (2 Folders)


Subseries VI.5: War Casualties, 1917-1930

Consists of correspondence with family members of deceased faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The War Records Committee inquired about photographs and biographical sketches to publish in a war memorial. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the individual deceased. Original folders were labeled "Dead."


Box 19 Folder 10 Lists of Photographs of the Dead, 1919-1921


Box 19 Folder 11 Barry, Vincent, 1920


Box 19 Folder 12 Barry, William John, 1919-1920


Box 19 Folder 13 Bourquin, J., 1920, 1930, 1920, 1930


Box 19 Folder 14 Brand, Stanley Oliver, 1920


Box 19 Folder 15 Bruce, Parker, 1918-1920


Box 19 Folder 16 Caldwell, Eugene Wilson, 1918-1930


Box 19 Folder 17 Campbell, Ronald, 1919



Box 15 Folder 1 Dryfoos, Arthur D., 1918-1919


Box 15 Folder 2 Graziani, Attilio, 1919


Box 15 Folder 3 Gudebrod, Frederick C., 1918-1920


Box 15 Folder 4 Hays, John Elder, 1919-1920


Box 15 Folder 5 Hirshler, Jerome Jacob, 1918-1919


Box 15 Folder 6 Jubureck, Charles Cornelius, 1919, 1930, 1919, 1930


Box 15 Folder 7 Kalvio, George J., 1919-1920


Box 15 Folder 8 Kline, Louis A., 1918-1920


Box 15 Folder 9 Leonard, Howard George, 1918-1920


Box 15 Folder 10 Millward, James, 1920


Box 15 Folder 11 Peltier, Paul Desnoyers, 1920, 1930, 1920, 1930


Box 15 Folder 12 Pennewill, John M., 1921


Box 15 Folder 13 Pinkus, Irving J, 1918-1920, 1930, 1918-1920, 1930


Box 15 Folder 14 Ream, Ward Hall, 1920, 1930, 1920, 1930


Box 15 Folder 15 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1918-1919


Box 15 Folder 16 Sprague, Russell W., 1917, 1920, 1917, 1920


Box 15 Folder 17 Stein, Morris, 1918


Box 15 Folder 18 Stevens, 1919


Subseries VI.6: Topics, 1917-1923

Includes correspondence, articles, lists, and general information on topics such as department contact lists, pacifist replies to the personnel questionnaire, war service lists, and war service report cards. The folder "War Memorial-Specimen Papers" contains articles from the publication "Columbia University War Memorial." The drafts and articles are incomplete.


Box 15 Folder 19 Columbia Alumni and Students Who Have Died in Service, 1919, undated, 1919, undated


Box 15 Folder 20 Columbia Alumni and Students in Service Lists, 1918-1919


Box 15 Folder 21 Departmental Contact List, undated


Box 15 Folder 22 Doubtful Cases in War Deaths, undated


Box 15 Folder 23 Memorial Volume, 1920, undated, 1920, undated


Box 15 Folder 24 General, 1919-1920, undated, 1919-1920, undated


Box 15 Folder 25 Pacifist Replies to Personnel Questionnaire, 1917-1918


Box 15 Folder 26 to 27 War Memorial--Drafts of Articles and Specimen Papers, 1919-1923, undated, 1919-1923, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 15 Folder 28 War Service Lists--General, 1919-1920


Box 15 Folder 29 War Service Report Cards, 1920

Series VII: Wartime Work, 1914-1928

This series contains material on various topics, groups, and organizations related to the war effort. Folder "Division of Intelligence and Publicity" contains a small amount of correspondence and some items such as press releases informing the Columbia community about various military programs. The folder of "General Assemblies" contains material on the General Assemblies held for the faculty and/or the university community to discuss current wartime issues. The folder also contains President Nicholas Murray Butler's, as well as other professor's, addresses to the General Assembly of the Faculty on May 7, 1918. The Ninth Coast Artillery Corps correspondence is mostly in relation to the formation of a New York Guard Columbia Unit, which was the result of efforts by the Columbia University Club. Information on the Citizen's Preparedness Parade and the May 10, 1916 meeting with speaker Major-General Leonard Wood is within the folder "Preparedness." See also the oversized folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings" for the Louvain Library Supplement of the Columbia Spectator from April 5, 1922.


Box 15 Folder 30 Certificates, 1918-1920


Box 15 Folder 31 Columbia House--Center for Americanization, 1919


Box 15 Folder 32 Columbia-Presbyterian Unit, 1917-1919


Box 15 Folder 33 Columbia University Post No. 400, American Legion, 1923-1927



Box 16 Folder 1 General Assemblies, 1915-1918


Box 16 Folder 2 Intelligence and Publicity, Division of, 1917, undated, 1917, undated


Box 16 Folder 3 Letter to the American Ambassador to Petrograd, 1917


Box 16 Folder 4 Liberty Loan, 1917-1918


Box 16 Folder 5 Louvain Library Reconstruction Campaign, 1914-1929


Box 16 Folder 6 New York State Military Census, 1917


Box 16 Folder 7 Ninth Coast Artillery Corps--Columbia Unit, 1918


Box 16 Folder 8 Preparedness, 1916


Service Lists


Box 16 Folder 9 Alumni Who Won Distinction in the War, 1920, undated, 1920, undated


Box 16 Folder 10 Committee on Mobilization--Men Who Served by 1916, 1916, 1916, 1916


Box 16 Folder 11 Company "I", undated


Box 16 Folder 12 General, undated


Box 16 Folder 13 Non-Columbia Rosters, 1915-1919


Box 16 Folder 14 School of Architecture, 1918


Box 16 Folder 15 University Farm Bureau, undated

Series VIII: Publications and Clippings, 1914-1970

Series VIII contains publications and newspaper clippings regarding the University's participation in the war effort. Also includes articles on related issues such as academic freedom (including the controversy over Professors Beard, Cattell and Dana), student protests to the war, the ban on speaker Count Ilya Tolstoy in February 1917, protests by pacifists, and articles on "draft evaders" (in particular Charles F. Phillips). See also full issues of the Columbia Spectator from March, 1917 in the oversize folder "Collections Oversize-World War I Collection-Newspaper Clippings." Columbia's War Work publication is housed in the oversize folder Collections Oversize-World War I Collection--General along with an anti-war poster and two military maps.


Box 16 Folder 16 Anti-War Pamphlets, undated


Box 16 Folder 17 Articles regarding Academic Freedom, 1917-1919



Box 17 Folder 1 to 2 Articles regarding Columbia and the War, 1914, 1917-1925, 1935-1940, 1970, 1914, 1917-1925, 1935-1940, 1970, (2 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 3 Columbia War Publications, 1917-1919


Box 17 Folder 4 General, 1917


Box 17 Folder 5 Non-Columbia War Publications, 1917-1919



Box 18 Committee on Women's War Work Membership Cards--A through Col