Columbia University Archives
 

Department of History Master's Essays, 1971-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0105
Bib ID 5694434 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Department of History
Title Department of History Master's Essays, 1971-1989
Physical Description 29.58 linear feet (23 record cartons 2 document boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located offsite. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is organized alphabetically by author or MA degree candidate and by month and year the thesis was submitted. From 1970-1971 to 1973-1974, MA degrees were awarded three times a year: in December, February and May. Starting in 1974-1975, degrees were awarded in October, January and May.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of the Master's essays or theses submitted to the Department of History from 1971 to 1989.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located offsite. 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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item (author and thesis title); Date; Department of History Master's Essays; Box and Folder (if known); University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emily Burns (CC 2017) and Kasey Broekema (CC 2020) in 2016-2017.

Finding aid written by Joanna Rios February 2017.

Revision Description

2017-03-07 File created.

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

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:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Masters theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University. Department of History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is made up of the three nonprofessional faculties: the Faculty of Political Science, of Philosophy and of Pure Science. Study under these faculties leads to the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD. Graduate students in the Department of History, part of the Faculty of Political Science, are required to submit for deposit a Master's essay or thesis for the MA degree. In the early 1970s, the Master's essay was a research paper prepared in seminar and often readied over the summer or the next term for deposit. In the mid-1970s, the Department of History changed its admissions policy and offered MA degrees to two different student groups. Fulltime students were admitted only as candidates for the PhD degree, and the MA and MPhil degrees were awarded as students completed the requirements for each degree. Fulltime students submitted a Master's essay that was completed as part of a one-year-long research seminar. The Department also admitted part-time students, who were primarily those who did not aspire to a PhD degree. Part-time students were also required to complete a substantial paper from one of the research seminars offered by the Department. The requirements for the Master's essay or research paper, both for fulltime and part-time students, specify that the work should not exceed 50 typed pages in length. The same admissions policy and degree requirements remained in place for the duration of the period covered by this collection.