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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 2 series: I. GSAS General Files; II. Records of the Dean.
The Collection consists of a variety of materials, including correspondence, memorandum, reports, notes, committee minutes, flyers, announcements, and publications. It documents both the routine responsibilities and tasks of the Dean's office as well as the extraordinary events shaping the GSAS. It also reflects the relationship between the GSAS and other University divisions, the broader academic world, and the community at large.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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.
Administrative records are restricted for a period of twenty-five 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); Graduate School of Arts and Sciences records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Susan Schutt. Finding aid written by David Hill in February 2000. Finding aid reformatted by Marilyn Pettit in December 2001, Jocelyn Wilk in February 2002, and Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in December 2008, and encoded by Joanna Rios in March 2017.
2017-03-10 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) represents the 1979 merger of three separate faculties: the Faculty of Political Science (1880), Faculty of Philosophy (1890) and the Faculty of Pure Science (1892). The faculties were created for Columbia to become a model research university, where scholars, thinkers, and investigators work with graduate students to pursue innovative research and scholarship. The GSAS offers MA, MPhil, DMA and PhD degrees.