|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of administrative materials collected by Emily Lloyd. There are personal notes and letters but also planning documents, internal memos, and official reports.
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); Emily Lloyd papers; Box and Folder numbers; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional materials from VP Emily Lloyd's tenure can be found in Central Files (Office of the President records) (UA#0001).
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1999.018: Source of acquisition--Emily Lloyd. Method of acquisition--Gift.
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 October 2023.
2023-10-20 Finding aid published (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Emily Lloyd was a former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation under both Mayors David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani. Lloyd is best known for her work in implementing the first citywide residential and commercial recycling programs in New York City. She was named Executive Vice President for Administration at Columbia University in 1994. After the departure of Joseph Mullinix, his position was split into two by President George Rupp: Lloyd became EVPA and John Masten was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She was responsible for a broad array of centralized administrative functions, including oversight of facilities, institutional real estate, security, personnel, telecommunication, purchasing, and student services such as health care, housing, dining, and career counseling. Lloyd oversaw most of the non-academic areas of the University. After the departure of former Vice President for Public Affairs Alan Stone in November 2001, Lloyd took over the University's government and community relations.
Among other projects, Lloyd negotiated union contracts; managed construction projects including the new Alfred Lerner Hall, the dorm on Broadway and 113th (with an NYPL branch); conducted extensive negotiations with the community boards and neighbors; oversaw the Business/Law building on Amsterdam and 115th Street; pushed environmental initiatives improving University-wide recycling program, waste management, energy efficiency; pursued the acquisition of the building on 110th and Broadway (now The School at Columbia), additional faculty housing, and a new home for the School of Social Work. She received much of the credit for the vastly improved relations between Columbia and the Morningside Heights community.
In 2003, now under President Lee C. Bolling, Lloyd was named Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. She resigned in June 2004. From 2005-2008, Lloyd served as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's second term. She then served as President of the Prospect Park Alliance and COO of the Trinity Real Estate, the real estate arm of Trinity Church. She returned to the DEP in 2014 for Mayor Bill DeBlasio, but retired in 2016 due to a medical condition.