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At a Glance
This collection consists of the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the School of Mines and the School of Engineering Alumni Associations. It also includes T. H. Harrington's correspondence files.
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.
Except for Boxes 1-2, the materials in this collection are unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are no restrictions on this collection.
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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. Box 1 materials were processed by Brandi Tambasco, Queens College, April 2010. Box 2 materials were processed by Joanna Rios, September 2021.
2021-08-16 Added the School of Mines Alumni Association records. (JR)
2021-08-18 Added processed Series I, formerly part of the School of Mines records. (JR)
2021-09-01 Added processed Box 2, formerly part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences records. (JR)
History / Biographical Note
In 1871 the Alumni Association for the School of Mines was organized, responsible for alumni gatherings, reunions, and anniversaries of the School. In 1896 the School of Mines was renamed the School of Mines, Engineering, and Chemistry, a recognition long coming of the branches of engineering and science beyond the original mines concept. In 1926, the School underwent its second name change to become simply the School of Engineering.