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Academic costumes and textiles collection, 1820s-2000s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0102
Bib ID 6259557 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Academic costumes and textiles collection, 1820s-2000s
Physical Description 81 linear feet (54 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Due to the nature of the items in this collection, access must be arranged with the University Archivist (uarchives@columbia.edu).

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Academic Costumes; Series II: Textiles; Series III: Class Flags.

Description

Summary

This collection consists primarily of academic robes and hoods of various Columbia professors and administrators, especially those given to these individuals for honorary degrees at other universities. The collection also contains some other textile materials, including the Women's Banner or Butler Library Banner (in two parts), Columbia College banners and flags, and some crew sweaters. Additional textiles can be found in the University Artifacts Collection (UA#0016).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Due to the nature of the items in this collection, access must be arranged with the University Archivist (uarchives@columbia.edu).

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Academic costumes and textiles collection; Box Number; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Additional textiles can be found in the University Artifacts Collection (UA#0016).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2020-06-18 EAD finding aid (JR)

2020-09-29 Addition of Series III. Class Flags

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Academic costume Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flags Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Textiles (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Cardozo, Benjamin N (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Alumni and alumnae Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cordier, Andrew W (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Erskine, John, 1879-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hogan, Frank Smithwick, 1902-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howson, Roger, 1882-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Low, Seth, 1850-1916 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Amringe, J. Howard (John Howard), 1835-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Academic Costumes



Box 1 Dr. Wyndham B. Blanton - Hood (green and black)


Benjamin Cardozo



Box 7 Hoods (9)



Box 23 Gown (Albany gown)



Box 24 Gown (Supreme Court gown)


Andrew Cordier



Box 2 Gown (Columbia University), 1969 December 19


Box 2 Hoods (2) (blue/white inside; purple outside)


Lorenzo Da Ponte



Box 5 Hood (white velvet border)


Box 5 Gown (black, torn at shoulders)



Box 16 Robe (black)


Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

(Honorary Degree, Columbia University)



Box 13 Hood (black/light blue/white w/purple velvet trim), 1954 October 31


Box 13 Robe (black w/purple velvet trim), 1954 October 31



Box 21 Cap, 1954 October 31


John Erskine



Box 16 Hood (orange/purple/black w/ white velvet trim)


Box 16 Hood (black/red/ w/ white velvet trim)


Box 16 Hood (black/light blue/yellow velvet trim)


Box 16 Hood (black/white/light blue w/ royal blue velvet trim)


Box 16 Hood (black/white/ w/cream colored velvet trim)


Box 16 Hood (black/brown-gold/white w/pink velvet trim)



Box 17 Sash (light blue and yellow w/ white fur trim and red button)


Box 17 Hood (black/purple/white w/salmon pink velvet trim)


Box 17 Hood (black/purple/yellow w/light blue velvet trim)


Box 17 Hood (black/royal blue w/salmon pink velvet trim)



Box 11 Elbridge T. Gerry CC 1857 - Gown worn in Columbia College


Gilbert Highet



Box 1 Hood and Gown (red)


Box 1 Hood and Gown (Columbia University)



Box 14 Hood


Box 14 Hood (black/orange/white velvet trim)


Box 14 Hood (yellow/black w/ white velvet trim)


Box 14 Hood (University of Massachusetts)



Box 15 Robe (red w/ greyish purple satin sleeves and front panels, Oxford University)



Box 21 Cap (black velvet square, 2 gold buttons, and short gold tassel)


Box 21 Cap (black velvet square, 2 gold buttons, and short gold tassel)


Box 21 Cap (black wool square w/ black tassel, red interior)



Box 1 Frank S. Hogan - Hood (gold and purple, Suffolk University), 1955 June 4



Box 8 Roger Howson - Hoods (2) (black and white)


Grayson Kirk



Box 17 Hood (black/pink/dark green w/white velvet trim, University of North Dakota)


Box 17 Hood (black/purple w/purple velvet trim, Williams College)



Box 18 Hood (black, burgundy silk w/purple velvet trim, Waseda University, Tokyo)


Box 18 Hood (black/burgundy/ w/purple velvet trim, Union College)


Box 18 Hood (red and white/black w/ purple velvet trim, University of Wisconsin)


Box 18 Hood (black/orange w/purple velvet trim, Waynesburg University)


Box 18 Hood (black/orange and white w/purple velvet trim, Princeton University)


Box 18 Hood (black/cardinal red w/purple velvet trim)



Box 19 Hood (gold/white/black w/purple velvet trim, University of Tennessee)


Box 19 Hood (purple/black w/ purple velvet trim, Northwestern University)


Box 19 Hood (orange/black w/ purple velvet trim, Syracuse University)


Box 19 Hood (burgundy/green/black w/ purple velvet trim, Washington University St. Louis)


Box 19 Hood (purple/gold/black w/ purple velvet trim, Notre Dame University)


Box 19 Hood (pink/black w/ burgundy velvet trim)



Box 20 Hood (red/black w/ purple velvet trim, University of Pennsylvania)


Box 20 Hood (yellow/light blue/black w/ purple velvet trim, University of Michigan), 1966


Box 20 Hood (orange/black w/ purple velvet trim, Princeton University)


Box 20 Hood (red/black w/ purple velvet trim, St. Lawrence University)


Box 20 Hood (black/yellow w/ purple velvet trim, Johns Hopkins or Clark University)


Box 20 Hood (white/green/black w/ purple velvet trim, Johns Hopkins or Clark University)



Box 22 Hood (purple/black w/ purple velvet trim, New York University), 1953


Box 22 Hood (white/light blue/black w/ purple velvet trim, Jewish Theological Seminary)


Box 22 Hood (red/yellow/black w/ purple velvet trim, Denver University)


Box 22 Hood (red, King's College - Halifax University)


Box 22 Hood (brown/black w/ purple velvet trim, Brown University)


Box 22 Hood (dark Green/black w/ purple velvet trim, Dartmouth College)



Box 23 Hood (purple/black w/ purple velvet trim, Amherst College)


Box 23 Hood (red/black w/ purple velvet trim, Bates College)



Box 25 Gerry Lenfest - Hood


Seth Low



Box 9 Hoods (2) (Yale)


Box 9 Hood (University of Pennsylvania)


Box 9 Hood (Princeton)


Brander Matthews



Box 7 Gown (black)


Box 7 Hood (white/black/purple)


Dr. W. McDermott



Box 3 Hood (olive green/black)


Box 3 Gown (Columbia University)


Box 3 Gown (red)

(Estate of Arthur Jeffery)



Box 2 H.F. McGuire - Hood and Gown (Columbia University, initials in hood)



Box 7 Rudolph P. Miller CE 1888 - Hood

(Gift of Mary M. Miller)


John Bassett Moore



Box 9 Hoods (5)



Box 25 Gown


Allan Nevins



Box 2 Hood (green/white/black - Dartmouth College), 1936



Box 4 Hood (Miami University, Ohio), 1937



Box 11 Hood (University of Illinois), 1953


Box 11 Hood (University of Rochester), 1955



Box 9 Hood (Columbia University), 1960



Box 11 Hood (Loyola University), 1961



Box 4 Hood (University of California), 1963


Box 4 Hood (Oxford University), 1965



Box 2 Hood (orange/black/white - Occidental College), 1967



Box 9 Hood (Columbia University)



Box 10 Hoods (7)



Box 11 Hood (Knox College, Illinois)


Box 11 Hood (Union College)


Elizabeth Reynard, Barnard College



Box 7 Hood and Cap (blue/white/with fur)



Box 6 Hood and Gown (Oxford University, blue and red)



Box 10 James T. Shotwell - Hoods (5)


Edmund Clarence Stedman



Box 8 Hoods (2)


Box 8 Gowns (black)


Box 8 Hood (blue/black/white)


Harlan Fiske Stone



Box 5 Hood (Illinois College), 1953


Box 5 Hood (University of Southern California), 1961



Box 4 Percy Uris - Gown (Columbia University)


John Van Amringe



Box 12 Gown (black with purple velvet edging on sleeves and front of robe)


Box 12 Hood (black/cream/pink)


Box 12 Hood (black/white/light blue w/ royal blue velvet trim)


Unidentified owners



Box 6 B.I. - Cap (bronze tassel)


Box 6 R.A.L. - Gown (blue)



Box 4 G.F.R. - Hood and Gown (Columbia University)



Box 6 Hood (purple and gold)


Box 6 Hood (white and light blue)

Series II: Textiles



Box F06 Bicentennial of Columbia Charter flag, 1987



Box F21 Bicentennial of Columbia Charter flag, 1987



Box F09 Columbia College flag



Box F02 Columbia College flag

(Image of Crown surrounded by CC with 1754 below) (4 flags)



Box F03 Columbia College flag

(Image of Crown surrounded by CC with 1754 below) (2 flags)



Box F06 Columbia College flag

(Image of Crown surrounded by CC with 1754 below)



Box F10 Columbia College flag

(Image of Crown surrounded by CC with 1754 below)



Box F02 Columbia College 250th Anniversary flag



Box F03 Columbia College 250th Anniversary flag


Columbia College alumni banners



Box 41 Columbia College banner (with yellow crown and white writing and with white fringe at bottom)


Box 41 Columbia College banner (with white crown and writing, very long and narrow)


Box 41 Columbia College Alumni Reunion Weekend banner (white stitched writing and yellow stitched crown)



Box 44 Columbia College banner, 1932



Box 47 Columbia College "C" sweaters, circa 1939, 2 items

(Arthur K. Dolittle, CC 1918)



Box F05 Columbia College Society of Graduates flag



Box 42 Columbia Crew Sweaters, 1907



Box F19 Columbia Football flag with crown



Box F01 Columbia Law Class of 1905 flag


Mamie Eisenhower's gowns

To access the gowns, you will need to make an appointment. For more information, please contact the University Archives at uarchives@columbia.edu.



Item T15 Mamie Eisenhower's gown worn for Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Inaugural Ball, 1948


Item T15 Mamie Eisenhower's gown worn for her Columbia University Portrait, 1950s

(Mrs. Eisenhower also wore this gown (her "Columbia" gown) when President Eisenhower was presented with the Alexander Hamilton Award, November 21, 1963.)



Box 43 John Erskine's World War I military uniforms

(2 jackets, 1 pair of pants, 1 soft cap. "Educational Corps" patch on arm of each jacket.)



Box F15 King's Crown flag



Box F20 King's Crown flag



Box 47 School of Engineering cardigan, 1960s-1980s

(Light blue with school logo stitched in navy blue.)



Box 45 and 46 Women's Banner or Butler Library Banner Project, 1989, 2 items

To access the banner, you will need to make an appointment in advance to ensure that the conservation staff will be available to assist with transportation, unrolling and re-rolling. For more information, please contact the University Archives at uarchives@columbia.edu.

Laura Hotchkiss Brown GS 1989

Series III: Class Flags



Box F16 Columbia College Class of 1881



Box F07 Columbia College Class of 1888



Box F21 Columbia College Class of 1899



Box F01 Columbia College Class of 1900



Box F07 Columbia College Class of 1903



Box F01 Columbia College Class of 1904



Box F21 Columbia College Class of 1904



Box F01 Columbia College Class of 1905



Box F08 Columbia College Class of 1905



Box F07 Columbia College Class of 1906



Box F20 Columbia College Class of 1909



Box F01 Columbia College Class of 1915



Box F08 Columbia College Class of 1916


Box F08 Columbia College Class of 1918



Box F20 Columbia College Class of 1918


Box F20 Columbia College Class of 1919



Box F21 Columbia College Class of 1919



Box F01 Columbia College Class of 1920



Box F16 Columbia College Class of 1920



Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1921


Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1923



Box F17 Columbia College Class of 1925



Box F16 Columbia College Class of 1926



Box F18 Columbia College Class of 1928



Box F16 Columbia College Class of 1929



Box F17 Columbia College Class of 1929



Box F18 Columbia College Class of 1930



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1931



Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1933


Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1934


Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1935



Box F07 Columbia College Class of 1936



Box F09 Columbia College Class of 1936



Box F02 Columbia College Class of 1938



Box F09 Columbia College Class of 1939



Box F05 Columbia College Class of 1943



Box F10 Columbia College Class of 1943



Box F04 Columbia College Class of 1944



Box F05 Columbia College Class of 1945



Box F18 Columbia College Class of 1946



Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1949



Box F17 Columbia College Class of 1950



Box F11 Columbia College Class of 1951



Box F12 Columbia College Class of 1952



Box F10 Columbia College Class of 1953



Box F07 Columbia College Class of 1954



Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1955


Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1956



Box F11 Columbia College Class of 1958



Box F13 Columbia College Class of 1959



Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1960



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1961



Box F20 Columbia College Class of 1963



Box F19 Columbia College Class of 1964



Box F16 Columbia College Class of 1965



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1966



Box F18 Columbia College Class of 1966



Box F19 Columbia College Class of 1968



Box F05 Columbia College Class of 1969



Box F19 Columbia College Class of 1969


Box F19 Columbia College Class of 1970



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1971



Box F04 Columbia College Class of 1973



Box F11 Columbia College Class of 1974



Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1975



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1976



Box F22 Columbia College Class of 1976



Box F10 Columbia College Class of 1978



Box F11 Columbia College Class of 1979



Box F06 Columbia College Class of 1981



Box F14 Columbia College Class of 1981



Box F15 Columbia College Class of 1981


Box F15 Columbia College Class of 1983


Box F15 Columbia College Class of 1984



Box F04 Columbia College Class of 1985



Box F17 Columbia College Class of 1986



Box F09 Columbia College Class of 1988

(2 flags)



Box F04 Columbia College Class of 1989



Box F15 Columbia College Class of 1989



Box F12 Columbia College Class of 1990


Box F12 Columbia College Class of 1991


Box F12 Columbia College Class of 1992

(2 flags)



Box F21 Columbia College Class of 1992



Box F03 Columbia College Class of 1993


Box F03 Columbia College Class of 1994



Box F08 Columbia College Class of 1995



Box F21 Columbia College Class of 1996



Box F22 Columbia College Class of 1997



Box F03 Columbia College Class of 1998



Box F10 Columbia College Class of 1999



Box F09 Columbia College Class of 2000



Box F08 Columbia College Class of 2003