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Faculty Association records, 1904-1984

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Call No.: UA#0287
Bib ID 6951665 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Faculty Association
Title Faculty Association records, 1904-1984
Physical Description 4.42 linear feet (4 records cartons and 1 document box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

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

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Faculty Association records; Box and Folder number; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Additional materials can be found in the Historical subject files (UA#0002).

Accruals

No additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2021-08-20 Added container list; updated front matter. (JR)

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History / Biographical Note

Historical 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).

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Series I: Administrative records


Accounting ledger books



Box 4 Folder 2 1934-1940


Box 4 Folder 32 1940-1946


Box 4 Folder 4 1946-1950


Box 4 Folder 1 1950-1953


Box 4 Folder 3 1953-1956


Box 4 Folder 33 1956-1959


Annual meetings



Box 3 Folder 20 1968



Box 4 Folder 29 1975

(Includes President's report)



Box 1 Folder 43 1977



Box 2 Folder 23 Annual reports, 1971-1972



Box 4 Folder 40 Business administration, 1930s

(Notes on the role of the Association)


Committee reports


Box 4 Folder 21 1904-1918



Box 3 Folder 13-16 1936-1961, 4 folders



Box 2 Folder 12 1954-1962



Box 3 Folder 29 1962


Box 3 Folder 5 1962-1966


Box 3 Folder 28 1963


Box 3 Folder 26 1964 April


Box 3 Folder 27 1964 October


Box 3 Folder 24 1965 April


Box 3 Folder 25 1965 October


Box 3 Folder 22 1966 April


Box 3 Folder 23 1966 November


Box 3 Folder 21 1967


Box 3 Folder 18 1969



Box 4 Folder 27 1974-1976

(Includes attendance lists, treasurer's report, newcomers guide, etc.)


Correspondence



Box 3 Folder 11-12 1934-1954, 2 folders



Box 2 Folder 9 1954-1958



Box 4 Folder 37 1957-1968

(Includes the Reorganization Committee report, 1968. The Reorganization Committee looked to merge the Faculty Association and the Columbia Committee for Community Service (CCCS).)



Box 2 Folder 13 1960-1962


Box 2 Folder 8 1962-1964


Box 2 Folder 34 1970-1972



Box 1 Folder 55 1972-1974

(Includes committee reports)


Box 1 Folder 47 1976-1977



Box 3 Folder 8 Correspondence - Arnaud, Blanchette, 1950-1952


Box 3 Folder 6 Correspondence - Goodrich, Florence, 1948



Box 2 Folder 21 Correspondence - Greet, Katherine "Kay" Hyde, 1950-1958



Box 4 Folder 19 Correspondence - President, 1966-1969


Box 4 Folder 22 Correspondence - Treasurer, 1918-1951



Box 1 Folder 9 CUA Board meetings, 1981-1984

(Columbia University Association)



Box 5 Folder 7 Dance Committee, 1935-1961



Box 2 Folder 10 Dates and committee appointments, 1963-1964

(Includes copies of the constitution)


Box 2 Folder 24 Deaths, notices and correspondence, 1964-1966



Box 3 Folder 36 Duties of the President, 1960-1964


Entertainment Committee



Box 4 Folder 5 1928-1936

(In addition to the expenses, this minutes book includes invitations and short accounts of the events.)


Box 4 Folder 7 1938-1944

(In addition to the expenses, this minutes book includes rosters of volunteers and short accounts of the events.)


Box 4 Folder 9 1944-1950

(In addition to the expenses, this minutes book includes a property inventory and recipes for sandwiches and punch.)


Executive Committee



Box 5 Folder 5-6 1935-1950, 2 folders



Box 2 Folder 7 1948-1960


Box 2 Folder 40 1963-1968


Box 2 Folder 22 Faculty Club Commission, 1971-1972



Box 1 Folder 50 Faculty House, 1973-1978



Box 3 Folder 31 Finances, 1966-1972



Box 4 Folder 36 Forms and sample publications, 1959-1968



Box 1 Folder 49 General mailing samples, 1973-1975



Box 3 Folder 39 Hostess Committee, 1966-1970



Box 5 Folder 3 Information cards, 1950s

(On the role and reports of the commitees and the president)



Box 4 Folder 31 Invitations Committee, 1976-1977


Meeting agendas



Box 2 Folder 14 1960-1962



Box 4 Folder 24 1974-1976


Meeting minutes


Box 4 Folder 6 1905-1915


Box 4 Folder 8 1916-1927



Box 2 Folder 2 1928-1935


Box 2 Folder 6 1949-1962


Box 2 Folder 1 1950-1957



Box 3 Folder 17 1957-1961



Box 2 Folder 5 1961-1969



Box 3 Folder 37 1963-1967



Box 1 Folder 54 1973-1974


Box 1 Folder 46 1973-1977



Box 2 Folder 36 1975-1977


Meetings and plans



Box 1 Folder 36 1973-1975


Box 1 Folder 1 1975-1976


Box 1 Folder 53 1975-1976


Box 1 Folder 2 1976-1977


Box 1 Folder 4 1977-1978


Box 1 Folder 5 1978-1979



Box 4 Folder 41 Membership Committee, 1949-1969

(Informational binder and committee reports)



Box 1 Folder 10 "Memo" newsletters, 1974-1984



Box 2 Folder 33 "Memo" newletter correspondence, 1968-1971



Box 3 Folder 7 Men's Faculty Club, 1942-1949

(Correspondence regarding Teas' properties)


Nominating Committee



Box 5 Folder 2 1942-1953



Box 4 Folder 17 1954-1972



Box 5 Folder 4 Officers and Teas, 1950s

(List of officers (1903-1950) and summary of teas/events with invitations (1944-1950)



Box 2 Folder 18 Payments to secretaries, 1950-1971



Box 1 Folder 6 Plans for organization, 1980



Box 4 Folder 35 Printing bill material, 1953-1966



Box 5 Folder 1 Procedures and constitution, 1953-1962


Properties, inventories



Box 4 Folder 38 1945-1951



Box 2 Folder 32 1958-1962



Box 3 Folder 32 1966-1972


President's reports


Box 3 Folder 2 1938-1972



Box 4 Folder 39 1950-1954


Box 4 Folder 10 Suggestions for the President, circa 1950

(Monthly timeline with suggested tasks for the president and summaries of early minutes.)



Box 2 Folder 29 The Calhoun School, 1971


Treasurer's reports



Box 4 Folder 20 1905-1934



Box 2 Folder 11 1954-1958



Box 3 Folder 30 1957-1966



Box 4 Folder 34 1971-1973



Box 3 Folder 35 Young People's Activities Committee, 1966-1967

Series II: Event records



Box 1 Folder 8 Activities, 1982-1983



Box 4 Folder 30 Annual Commemoration Service Programs, 1975-1976


Benefit Party



Box 1 Folder 31 1975



Box 4 Folder 28 1975-1976



Box 1 Folder 26 1976


Box 1 Folder 18 1977


Box 1 Folder 42 1977


Calendar of events and invitations


Box 1 Folder 34-35 1974-1975, 2 folders


Box 1 Folder 30 1975-1976


Children's and Young Peoples' Programs



Box 4 Folder 13 Children's programs, 1967-1972


Box 4 Folder 26 Children's programs, 1975-1976


Discotheques

(Young people's program, dance parties for 10th-12th graders)



Box 2 Folder 19 1965-1966


Box 2 Folder 17 1966-1967



Box 4 Folder 15 1966-1968



Box 2 Folder 16 1967-1968


Box 2 Folder 20 1968-1969



Box 1 Folder 19 Christmas Party, 1977


Box 1 Folder 41 Christmas Party, Children's, 1977


Box 1 Folder 15 Columbia College Science Honors reception, 1982


Box 1 Folder 52 Columbia Committee for Community Service, 1976-1978



Box 3 Folder 9 Columbia Greenhouse's "Up these steps", 1955


Box 3 Folder 10 Columbia's Bicentennial, 1953-1954


Box 3 Folder 40 Excursions, 1966-1971



Box 4 Folder 18 Fall Coffee at President's House, 1967-1968


Holiday Dance



Box 2 Folder 25 1945-1956


Box 2 Folder 26 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 27 1958-1960


Box 2 Folder 28 1960-1961



Box 3 Folder 42 Invitations, 1966-1972



Box 1 Folder 21 Members Party, 1978


Membership Drives



Box 3 Folder 34 1958-1970



Box 1 Folder 40 1976-1977


Box 1 Folder 3 1977


Newcommers


Guide or Handbook for Newcomers


Box 1 Folder 51 Newcomers Handbook, 1960-1967



Box 2 Folder 31 Guide for Newcomers, revisions, 1968-1971


Box 2 Folder 15 Guide for Newcomers, revisions, 1971


Box 2 Folder 30 Guide for Newcomers to Columbia University, 1971



Box 1 Folder 24 Newcomers Guide, 1976-1977


Newcomers letter and invitations



Box 4 Folder 23 1974-1976



Box 1 Folder 25 1975-1977


Newcomers Party



Box 3 Folder 41 1966-1969



Box 1 Folder 33 1974


Box 1 Folder 29 1975


Box 1 Folder 23 1976


Box 1 Folder 44 1976


Box 1 Folder 17 1977


Box 1 Folder 45 1977


Box 1 Folder 11 1978


Box 1 Folder 12 1979


Box 1 Folder 13 1980


Box 1 Folder 14 1982


Box 1 Folder 16 1983



Box 4 Folder 12 Registration Coffees, 1967-1972

(Coffee service for students during fall and spring semester registration)


Retirees



Box 3 Folder 33 Retired Faculty Tea, 1963-1970



Box 1 Folder 48 Retired Program, 1975-1977


Box 1 Folder 22 Retired Faculty and Officers Party, 1976


Box 1 Folder 38 Retired Faculty and Officers Party, 1976


Box 1 Folder 7 Retired faculty, widows and widowers network, 1977-1982


Box 1 Folder 27 Spring Party for Retired and Widows, 1976


Box 1 Folder 39 Speranza Lecture, 1976


Box 1 Folder 37 Spring Spree, 1973-1974


Square Dances



Box 4 Folder 14 1966-1972



Box 1 Folder 20 1978


University President's Reception

(Also known as the President's Ball, Reception or Party)



Box 3 Folder 4 1964-1966


Box 3 Folder 38 1965-1972


Box 3 Folder 3 1966-1967


Box 3 Folder 19 1966-1969



Box 2 Folder 35 1970



Box 1 Folder 32 1974


Box 1 Folder 28 1975



Box 4 Folder 25 1974-1975


University Teas

(Invitations, event announcements, summaries)


Box 4 Folder 11 1940-1944



Box 2 Folder 3 1954-1958


Box 2 Folder 4 1960-1964



Box 3 Folder 1 1964-1965



Box 2 Folder 38 1964-1966


Box 2 Folder 39 Trip to Bronx Botanical Garden, 1965


Box 2 Folder 37 Trustee Teas, 1964-1966



Box 4 Folder 16 Trustees Reception, 1966-1968