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At a Glance
This collection consists of a mostly complete run (C-Z) of Arthur E. Carlisle's personal subject and correspondence files, arranged in alphabetical order. Topics include housing issues, nuclear reactor on campus, area playgrounds, parking lots, College of Pharmacy site, political announcements, etc.
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.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 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); Arthur E. Carlisle papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Related materials can be found in the Marie Runyon Papers, 1955-2008 (UA#0035), TRIGA reactor records, 1967-1981 (UA#0284), Morningside Area Alliance records, 1947-1992 (UA#0076), and the Columbia Community Chest campaign records, 1971-1975 (UA#0254).
No additions are expected.
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. This collection was processed by Joanna Rios in February 2022.
2022-02-11 Content list published (JR)
History / Biographical Note
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 tenants, including 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 Nursery School and the Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School when the University subsidies were terminated. And he represented the University's interests 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.