Columbia University Archives

School of Engineering alumni association records, 1875-1977

Series I: Alumni association records, 1877-1964

This series consists of materials of the Alumni Association of the School of Mines. Annual alumni list booklets, drafts of alumni news articles, fundraising materials and reports for the Engineering Fund, and correspondence regarding a civil engineering badge are included in this series. Also found within are the Association's governance documents: its constitution and bylaws as well as a certified Photostat copy of the Alumni Association of the School of Mines certificate of incorporation. Alumni events materials in this series represent annual dinners and meetings. The bulk of this series concerns the Committee of Ten of the Alumni Association of the School of Mines. Correspondence between committee members, faculty, and alumni, committee meetings minutes, research into the School's curriculum, subcommittee reports on departments of the School, and the committee's final report to the Alumni Association and the Trustees of Columbia College form the Committee of Ten's records.

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Box 1 Folder 1 General, 1877-1936

Box 1 Folder 2 Alumni Association--Civil Engineering Badge, 1879-1880, 1942

Box 1 Folder 3 Alumni Events, 1909-1962

Box 1 Folder 4 Alumni Lists, 1880-1893

Box 1 Folder 5 Alumni Lists, 1902-1903

Box 1 Folder 6 Alumni Lists, 1912-1929

Box 1 Folder 7 Alumni News--Draft Articles, 1946-1952

Committee of Ten of the Alumni Association of the School of Mines

Box 1 Folder 8 General, 1883-1884

Box 1 Folder 9-11 Correspondence, 1884-1885, 3 folders

Box 1 Folder 12 Course Information for Report, 1884

Box 1 Folder 13 Minutes, 1884

Box 1 Folder 14 Recommendations and Alumni Response, 1884

Box 1 Folder 15 Reports, 1884-1885

Box 1 Folder 16 Secretary's Letter Book, 1884

Box 1 Folder 17 Subcommittee Reports, 1884

Box 1 Folder 18 Dean's Day, 1961-1964

Box 1 Folder 19 Engineering Fund, 1960-1964

Box 1 Folder 20 Governance, 1886, 1949

Ledger books

Box 2 Folder 1 Mines alumni register, 1875-1880

(This register lists School of Mines graduates with their degree and class year and records entries listing their current address and occupation. The entries were written between 1875 to 1880. The alumni included in volume graduated between 1867 and 1880.)

Box 2 Folder 2 Experience Blanks, 1890-1891

(In these "blank" forms, School of Mines alumni from the Classes of 1868 to 1890 are asked to enter their name, class year, degree, current professional and residential addresses. The rest of the forms asks alumni to complete the following prompt: "Professional experience has been as follows." The forms seem to have been sent out in 1890 but there are notes dated 1891.)

Frederick R. Hutton, Professor of Mechanical Engineering letterbooks

(Bound volumes with carbon copies of the outgoing correspondence of Prof. Hutton. In addition to this faculty duties, Prof. Hutton served as the Secretary of the Alumni Association (The Association of the Alumni of the Schools of Science of Columbia University).)

Box 2 Folder 3 Letterbook, 1899-1900

Box 2 Folder 4 Letterbook, 1900-1902

Box 2 Folder 5 Letterbook, 1902-1903

Box 2 Folder 6 Alumni Association scrapbook, 1893-1935

(Announcements, notices, tickets, ballots, circulars, forms, letters, etc. from the alumni assocation of the School of Mines, later Schools of Science, and eventually Columbia Engineering Schools.)