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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Urban Center records, 1967-1974.
This collection consists of the records the Urban Center at Columbia University. The records include annual reports, publications and the Ford Foundation grant materials. The collection also contains both the transcripts and recordings of a number of conferences and events sponsored by the Urban Center.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection has no restrictions. Box numbers 2 and 3 are not in use: collection includes only boxes 1 and 4-9.
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.
The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.
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); Urban Center records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
University Protest and Activism Collection; Office of the Provost records; Central Files; Historical Subject Files; Morningside Alliance records.
No additions are expected.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios in January 2019. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in January 2019.
2019-01-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
The Urban Certer at Columbia University was established in 1967 under a $10.8 million dollar grant from the Ford Foundation in support of community service programs, urban research, and educational and cultural activities. The Urban Center was disbanded in 1973.