|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of Arthur E. Carlisle's personal subject files, arranged in alphabetical order, including nuclear regulatory commission, playgrounds, parking lots, pharmacy site, political announcements, etc. The materials also include records related to the Office's operating budget.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Arthur E. Carlisle served as the Vice President for Community Affairs among other titles. Known as the "troubleshooter" he represented Columbia in community outreach efforts, including working with the Morningside Area Alliance. During his tenure, he negotiated with the tenants in Morningside Drive, the proposed site for the relocation of the School of Pharmacy. He worked on the relocation of the Free School, evicted from 74-76 Morningside Drive to make room for a dormitory on East Campus. During the budget deficits of the late 1970s, he worked with Tompkins Hall Nursary School and the Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School when the University subsidies were terminated. And he represented the University's interest at Community Board meetings about the activation of the TRIGA reactor. He managed an over-200K budget spent largely on donations to community groups and programs, including a summer softball league for children in Harlem. He resigned from the University in June 1980.