Columbia University Archives

School of Mines and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences records, 1863-2007

Series IV: Building and Grounds, 1881-1961

Fundraising materials and design publications; invitations to and programs for announcement and preview dinners; press releases; news articles and clippings; maps; copies of photographs and artist's building conceptions; reports; and newsletters all concerning the new Engineering Center comprise the bulk of the series. Original photographs, which include President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then-president of Columbia University, and Dean James Kip Finch, are located in the Subject Photo files. Also included in this series are 49th Street building analysis correspondence; announcements and fundraising correspondence related to the move to Morningside Heights; and two photograph-and-blueprint books of proposed new laboratories building for the School of Engineering at 134th Street and Riverside Drive.

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Engineering Center

Box 7 Folder 11 General, 1949-1952, 1959, 1961, 1949-1952, 1959, 1961

Box 7 Folder 12 Announcement Dinner, 1951

Box 8 Folder 1 "Engineering Education and the Business Dollar," circa, 1951

Box 8 Folder 2 Fundraising Materials, 1950-1951

Box 8 Folder 3 Department Design Booklets, circa, 1950

Box 8 Folder 4 "The Heat and Mass Flow Analyzer," circa, 1950s

Box 8 Folder 5 "The New Engineering Center,", 1950

Box 8 Folder 6 Preview Dinner, 1951

Box 8 Folder 7 "Report of the Council for the School of Engineering,", 1956

Box 8 Folder 8 49th Street Building--Analysis, 1881

Box 8 Folder 9 Move to Morningside, 1891-1896

Box 8 Folder 10 "Proposed New Laboratories," circa, 1940s-1950s