|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of the Faculty Association's administrative records, including University Teas minutes; committee reports; treasurer's reports and account books; membership lists; and general correspondence. There are also records related to the different events hosted by the Faculty Association.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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.
This collection has no restrictions.
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 Association records; Box and Folder number; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional materials can be found in the Historical subject files (UA#0002).
No additions are expected.
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. Collection was processed by Joanna Rios in August 2021.
2021-08-20 Added container list; updated front matter. (JR)
History / Biographical Note
The Faculty Association (known until 1967 as the Association for University Teas) was founded by a group of Columbia wives in 1902 to further the social life of Columbia families. It was a membership organization with dues and elected officials under its constitution. (The constitution was written with the aid of Professor Reed Powell of the Law School, who patterned it after the British Constitution.) The Association was responsible for a Newcomers Party in the fall, a President's Party in December, and the receptions after the University Lectures. It hosted activities for children and for retirees, and planned day excursions and picnics. In 1982, the organization shifted to become a campus-wide volunteer service organization and was renamed the Columbia University Association (CUA).