|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series.
This collection contains the administrative records of the Columbia Community Chest campaign during the early 1970s.
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.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
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.
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.
Collection processed and container list created in October 2021 by Jocelyn Wilk.
2021-10-4 Container list imported and front matter updated (JW).
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Columbia Committee for Community Service started in the 1940s. Originally, the Committee ran a small, local gift shop with inventory from Columbia's faculty and staff's donated jewelry, crystal, china, silver, oil paintings, furniture, and books. In 1947, they started an annual appeal to support organizations and charitable projects at home and abroad. In the early 1960s, the focus shifted to support local charities and even more so during the sharp economic downturn and urban blight of the 1970s and 1980s. The Columbia Community Chest was a fundraising campaign for the neighborhood welfare agencies and citywide community agencies of the United Fund of Greater New York.