Columbia University Archives

Historical subject files, 1810s-2018, bulk 1968-1972

Series XXI: Symbols, 1780s-2000s

Newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, correspondence, sheet music, brochures, drawings and printed matter documenting the various university symbols. Symbols include the seal and shield, songs, the Columbia lion mascot, the king's crown, Alma Mater statue, and the origins of Columbia's name. Files are arranged alphabetically.

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Box 253 Folder 8 Alma Mater Statue, 1900s-2000s

Box 253 Folder 9 Colors, 1890s-1950s

Box 415 Folder 15 Columbia in comics, undated

Box 253 Folder 10 Columbia, the name, 1790s-1980s

Box 254 Folder 1 King's Crown, 1950s-2000s

Box 254 Folder 2 to 3 Lion, 1910s-2000s, (2 Folders)


Box 365 Folder 4 General, 1920s-1950s, undated, 1920s-1950s, undated

Box 365 Folder 3 Fundraising, 1920s

Box 365 Folder 5 Plans and Construction, 1920s-1940s

Box 365 Folder 6 Publicity, 1920s undated

Box 254 Folder 4 Lion Flag, 1960s

Box 254 Folder 5 Mace, 1920s-1970s

Box 254 Folder 6 Matilda the Harlem Goat, 1960s

Box 254 Folder 7 Mount Columbia, 1920s


Box 254 Folder 8 General, 1970s-1990s

Box 254 Folder 9 Lenox, 1930s-1980s

Box 254 Folder 10 Wedgwood, 1930s-1980s

Box 254 Folder 11 "Roar, Lion, Roar", 1920s-1970s

Box 254 Folder 12 Seal, 1870s-2000s

Box 254 Folder 13 Impressions, undated

Box 254 Folder 14 Reproductions, 1900s

Box 255 Folder 1 Seal, undated

Box 255 Folder 2 Seal and Shield, undated

Box 255 Folder 3 John Pine--Secretary of the Trustees--Correspondence regarding Seal, 1900s-1910s

Box 255 Folder 4 Affixture of Seal by the Treasurer--Correspondence, 1920s

Box 255 Folder 5 to 6 Shield, 1940s-1980s, (2 Folders)

Box 255 Folder 7 Song for Class of 1926 1920s-1990s, 1926, 1920s-1990s

Box 255 Folder 8 Song Contests, 1900s-1930s

Box 256 Folder 1 Columbia Song Book, undated

Box 256 Folder 2 Barnard Fighting Song, undated

Box 256 Folder 3 College Songs--Songbooks, 1880s-1900s

Box 256 Folder 4 Columbia Song Sheets, 1900s-1990s

Columbia Songs

Box 256 Folder 5 to 6 Booklets, 1870s-1910s, (2 Folders)

Box 256 Folder 7 Columbia Songs--Songbook, 1910s

Box 257 Folder 1 Sheet Music from Princess Proud--A Comic Opera in 2 Acts, as produced by the Columbia University Musical Society,, 1900s

Box 257 Folder 2 Material Collected by Dr. H.P. DeForest "D'Ye Ken John Peel?", 1920s-1930s

Box 257 Folder 3 General Song Book Committee Materials, 1900s

Box 257 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1900s-1910s

Box 257 Folder 5 Newspaper Clippings, 1870s-1920s

Box 257 Folder 6 Song Book Advertisements, 1880s-1920s

Marked and Adapted Sheet Music for Columbia Song Book

Box 257 Folder 7 Other Songs, 1880s-1900s

Box 257 Folder 8 Columbia Related Songs, 1870s-1900s

Box 257 Folder 9 Songs from Other Universities, 1870s-1900s

Box 258 Folder 1 Alumni Song--Dedicated to the Alumni of Columbia University, 1950s

Box 258 Folder 2 Columbia--A Song Composed and set to Music by the Reverend Timothy Dwight,, 1780s

Box 258 Folder 3 Columbia Anniversary Song--Words and Music by Joseph W. Burns, Columbia College 1929, 1950s

Box 258 Folder 4 Columbia College Centennial Hymn by Rev. George Lansing Taylor, Class of 1861, 1880s

Box 258 Folder 5 Columbia College March--by George D. Egbert, Class of 1885 Arts, 1880s-1940s, 1885, 1880s-1940s

Box 258 Folder 6 "Columbia, Columbia, To Glory Arise"--Dedicated to the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the School of Mines, Columbia University,, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 7 Columbia Marching Song--Words by John Erskine, Class of 1900 Music by Frank Ward, 1910s, 1900, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 8 The Columbia Quadrangle Song--Words and Music by Walter E. Kelley, 1907, 1900s

Box 258 Folder 9 University Glee Club--Sheet Music, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 10 The Early Eighties of Columbia Marching Song--Words by Will Seedy and Music by Sergeant Mode,, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 11 A Columbia Reunion Song--First Sung at 30th Reunion of the Class of 1900, 1930s

Box 258 Folder 12 "The Fairies' Song" of the 1833--Psi Epsilon Fraternity--Words by F.M. Finch of Yale and music by J.S.B.H. of Columbia,, 1830s

Box 258 Folder 13 "Here's to the Blue and White! Columbia Marching Song"--Instrument Parts,, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 14 The 1903 Columbia Two-Step March--Composed by Charles Holt 1903 1900s, 1903, 1900s

Box 258 Folder 15 Sheet Music--General, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 16 1913 Columbia Song Book--2nd Proof, 1910s, 1913, 1910s

Box 258 Folder 17 "Onward 1909" by MCA. Coleman, Columbia College 1909 and B.C. Turhill, 1900s, 1909, 1900s

Box 258 Folder 18 Song Sheets and Sheet Music--Non Columbia Songs, 1890s

Box 258 Folder 19 Songs of the Columbia Forty-Niners, 1910s-1950s

Box 258 Folder 20 "When the Columbia Lion Roars"--Words and Music by L.H. Davidow, Columbia College 1910, 1920s

Box 258 Folder 21 "To Columbia--College Songs for Male Voices" by Edward MacDowell, 1900s

Box 258 Folder 22 A Toast to Columbia--Words by Frederic C. Seaman and Music by Geo. Sanford Parsons,, 1900s

Box 258 Folder 23 Columbia Alumni Singers: Columbia Songs, 2010

Box 258 Folder 24 Holiday Singalong: Celebrating Festivals of Light Around the World (songbook),, 2010

Box 258 Folder 25 "Fight for Columbia" by Harold M. Goldblatt, 1948

Box 259 Folder 1 Souvenirs, 1990s

Box 259 Folder 2 Stamps, 1970s-2000s

Box 259 Folder 3 "Stand, Columbia!", 1900s-1940s