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At a Glance
This collections contains the financial quarterly summaries and newsletters published by the Office of Projects and Grants.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Office of Projects and Grants records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional information about Columbia's research projects can be found in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083). Earlier government-sponsored research files, from the 1940s to the 1950s, can found in the Columbia University in World War II collection (UA#0015).
No additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, January 2022.
2022-01-27 Added containter list (JR)
History / Biographical Note
The Office of Projects and Grants managed the University's government contracts and grants-in-aid. The Office supported faculty and staff members on projects that sought or received support from sources outside the University. Chemistry Professor Ralph S. Halford served as the first Vice Provost for Projects and Grants starting in 1959. By 1961, those grants accounted for one-third of the University's budget. The office decided whether the University would sponsor a faculty or staff member's request to the government's leasing and granting agencies. When Halford was appointed Dean of Graduate Faculties, Anson Burlingame became Director of the University Office of Projects and Grants. He served as director from 1962 to 1973 and his office reported to the Vice Provost for Administration. From 1973 to 1995, James Lewis served as the University Director of Projects and Grants. He was promoted to Executive Director of Research Administration and Beth Israel took over as the Director of Project and Grants from 1995 to 2006. The office later became the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research.