|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of the correspondence of the Dean and the Secretary of the Faculty of Political Science with University administrators as well as correspondents outside the university, including prospective applicants, faculty members, and current and former students. Most of the correspondence dates between 1890 and 1912 and addresses requests for matriculation and fellowships, while other areas of consideration include departmental issues, personnel issues, and lists of fellowship and degree recipients. Correspondence with University administrators concerns faculty appointments, enrollment and registration concerns, and class scheduling. Outgoing correspondence of the Dean and Secretary addresses fellowship and scholarship options in attempts to fund specific students, as well as attempts to secure teaching positions for graduating students.
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.
The following boxes are located offsite: 1-3. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business 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); Faculty of Political Science records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
For additional correspondence with the Office of the President and Central Administraion, please consult Central Files (UA#0001). For the minutes of the Faculty of Political Science, including those of the Committee on Instruction and the University Council, please consult the Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1864-2011 (UA#0005)
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Finding aid written by Evan Roth SEAS 2010 in November 2008.
2020-07-16 Word finding aid encoded. (JR)
2020-11-12 Added Box 3. (JR)
2020-11-19 Added Box 4. (JR)
History / Biographical Note
The Faculty of Political Science was organized in 1880 for graduate study and advanced research in history, economics, public law, and social science.