Columbia University Archives

Columbia University in World War I Collection, 1914-1970

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.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Alumni Committee on International Affairs, undated

Box 1 Folder 2 Alumni Committee on Mobilization, 1917

Alumni News


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