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Series II: Records of the Dean, 1968-1986
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 3 series.
The Collection consists of a variety of materials, including correspondence, memorandum, reports, notes, committee minutes, flyers, announcements, student information cards, 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
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.
Administrative records are restricted for a period of twenty-five years from the date of creation. Student records created before 1975 are restricted for a period of seventy-five years from the date of creation. Student records after 1975 are restricted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require access to this restricted content.
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 Libraries.
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. Series III was processed by Jocelyn Wilk and Joanna Rios in October 2022. Series III.1 was encoded by Joanna Rios in October 2022 and Series III.2 was encoded by Jocelyn Wilk in December 2022.
2017-03-10 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2022-10-28 Sub-series III.1 added.
2022-12-09 Sub-series III.2 added.
History / Biographical Note
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.