Columbia University Archives
 

Buildings and grounds collection, 1755-2011, bulk 1880-2000

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection includes floor plans, maps, correspondence, reports and press clippings pertaining to Columbia University campuses and buildings. The bulk of the collection is divided by building name; general maps, reports and correspondence relating to the Morningside Heights campus are filed separately.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0125
Bib ID 7201471 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Archives
Title Buildings and grounds collection, 1755-2011, bulk 1880-2000
Physical Description 15.85 linear feet (38 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

This collection contains materials relating to Columbia University's buildings and grounds on its three main campuses (Park Place, 49th Street & Madison Avenue and Morningside Heights) as well as other real estate used by the University, such as the Medical Center at 168th Street, Lamont-Doherty, and Baker Field in upper Manhattan. It contains floor plans and correspondence relating to the construction and maintenance of buildings. It also contains information about Columbia University's grounds: gates, walkways, outdoor sculpture, and landscaping. The collection includes maps, press clippings, photographs, and administrative reports. The bulk of the materials consist of specific files of information for buildings on the Morningside Heights campus.

  • Series I: Park Place Campus

    The series includes press clippings, maps, floor plans, pamphlets, correspondence, press releases and drawings/sketches relating to Columbia's first campus location in downtown New York City at Park Place. The Park Place campus is sometimes referred to as the Lower Estate or The Queen's Farm.

  • Series II: Madison Avenue Campus

    Columbia's second campus, located at 49th Street and Madison Avenue, is documented by press clippings, maps and publications.

  • Series III: Morningside Heights Campus

    This series contains information concerning Columbia's third (and current) campus located in Morningside Heights and is divided into four sub-series.

  • Series IV: Other Real Estate

    Series V contains press clippings, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, maps, correspondence, and floor plans relating to properties (past and present) held by Columbia University but not located at the Park Place, Madison Avenue or Morningside Heights campuses. Properties included in this series include the Medical School complex in Washington Heights, Baker Field, Arden House, Nevis Laboratories, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, and Rockefeller Center. This series also includes files regarding general facilities topics such as rent, energy, recycling, and facilities management.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

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); Buildings and grounds collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

Additions are expected.

Ownership and Custodial History

A series of binders relating to buildings and grounds for the Morningside Heights campus were transferred from the Slavic Department in February 2000. These binders were compiled by Daniel Feuchtwanger, a Plan Inventory Assistant in Project Management in Facilities Operations from 1982 to 1989, who organized a series of inventories of Avery and Facilities holdings pertaining to Buildings and Grounds. Feuchtwanger worked as an administrative assistant in the Slavic Department from 1990 to 1996 and his records remained there until their transferal to University Archives in 2000.

Other materials found in this collection were collected and organized over time as ready reference files by the University Archives.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Darragh Martin (GSAS 2011) in July 2007.

Addition to the papers processed by Shelley Hayreh (BC 2008) in July 2008.

Finding aid written by Darragh Martin in July 2007.

Additions to the finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in July 2008.

Revision Description

2009-10-06 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Classes were first held at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1754 inside the vestry room of the Trinity Church schoolhouse on lower Broadway. This room housed classes until 1760 when the school moved to a building on Park Place in downtown Manhattan, near the present site of City Hall. Founded by royal charter of King George II of England, King's College was the only institution of collegiate rank in New York at the time. Classes were suspended during the American Revolution in 1776 and the building was used as a barrack and hospital for both British and American troops. When instruction resumed eight years later, King's College changed its name to Columbia, in keeping with the contemporary political climate.

Classes continued in the Park Place campus until 1857, when, to accommodate its continuing expansion, the campus moved to 49th Street and Madison Avenue, occupying a tract of land previously owned by The New York Deaf and Dumb Institution. Surrounded by vacant lots and underdeveloped land, this campus was virtually rural. This location was favored to the alternative: relocating to the remote Botanic Gardens, three miles outside of New York. The forty years at this Madison Avenue campus saw the foundation of the School of Mines and School of Political Science and the inclusion of the College of Physicians and Surgeons as part of Columbia. In 1897, Columbia left the Madison Avenue campus; the following year the Berkeley School bought the land and destroyed most of the buildings.

The University made a third move in 1897, occupying four blocks in the area now known as Morningside Heights, between 116th and 120th Streets and Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway (then known as The Boulevard). This land belonged to the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum, which was owned by the New York City Hospital. Under the leadership of President Seth Low, the architecture firm of McKim, Mead & White was commissioned to design an urban academic village on this site and the asylum's land was forever transformed with the domed Low Memorial Library overlooking a stately collection of Renaissance influenced buildings. The initial phase of construction between 1895 and 1897 saw the erection of Low Library, Schermerhorn Hall, Fayerweather Hall, and University Hall (later demolished).

The expansion of the Morningside Heights campus continued steadily throughout the twentieth century with St. Paul's Chapel, the School of Mines (now Lewisohn Hall) and Hamilton Hall, all constructed between 1903 and 1907. Kent Hall, Philosophy Hall and Avery Hall were constructed between 1909 and 1911; the early 1920s saw the completion of Dodge Hall, John Jay Hall and Pupin Hall. Expansion continued throughout the ensuing decades, with the School of International Affairs completed in 1970 and a large East Campus Housing project developed between 1977 and 1981. The most recent major addition to Morningside Heights' campus is Alfred Lerner Hall, a modern glass structure that replaced Ferris Booth Hall as the student center in 2000.

The University began expansion plans in 2004 in the Manhattanville area, also named "West Harlem" bordered by 129th to 133rd Streets and between Broadway and 12th Avenue. The proposed construction is expected to provide a total of 6.8 million square feet of space above- and below-grade for teaching, academic research, and civic and commercial activity, as well as below-grade parking and facilities support. This is a multi-phased project with completion expected in 2030.

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Series I: Park Place Campus

The series includes press clippings, maps, floor plans, pamphlets, correspondence, press releases and drawings/sketches relating to Columbia's first campus location in downtown New York City at Park Place. The Park Place campus is sometimes referred to as the Lower Estate or The Queen's Farm.



Box 1 Folder 1 Campus--King's College and Park Place, Lower Estate, 1750s-2000s

Series II: Madison Avenue Campus

Columbia's second campus, located at 49th Street and Madison Avenue, is documented by press clippings, maps and publications.


Box 1 Folder 2 Campus--49th Street, 1800s-1980s

Series III: Morningside Heights Campus

This series contains information concerning Columbia's third (and current) campus located in Morningside Heights and is divided into four sub-series.


Subseries 1: Buildings

is comprised of maps, floor plans, press clippings, press releases, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, memoranda, notes, proposals, and brochures relating primarily to the buildings (past, present and proposed but never built) located on the Morningside Heights campus. This series also has files of information concerning campus planning and development, as well as files detailing specific features found on the Morningside Heights campus – such as artwork, sculpture, gates, landscaping, and walkways.


Box 1 Folder 3 2875 Broadway, 1970, 2875, 1970


Box 1 Folder 4 115-143 W109th Street, undated


Box 1 Folder 5 604/606 West 111th Street, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 535 West 112th Street, 1960s-1970s


Box 1 Folder 7 546 West 113th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 8 549 West 113th Street and Van Cortlandt Residence Club, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 9 540 West 114th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 10 614-616 West 114th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 11 610- 612 West 114th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 12 635 West 115th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 13 616 West 116th Street, 1960s


Box 1 Folder 14 400 West 118th Street, 1970s


Box 1 Folder 15 315 West 125th Street, 1960s


Box 1 Folder 16 611 West 129th Street, 1960s-1970s

(Sinclair and Valentine)


Box 1 Folder 17 Alumni Center, 2000s


Box 1 Folder 18 Alumni Memorial Hall, 1890s-1920s

(see also: University Hall and Gymnasium)


Box 1 Folder 19 Architecture Details -- Correspondence, 1909-1912, undated, 1909-1912, undated


Box 1 Folder 20 Armstrong Hall, 1960s

(residence hall)


Box 1 Folder 21 Art Properties, 1890s-1990s


Box 1 Folder 22 Arts Center (proposed), 1940s-1950s



Box 25 Folder 1 to 2 Advisory Committee Publication, 1950s, (2 Folders)


Box 25 Folder 3 Brochures, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 4 Curriculum, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 5 Interviews, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 6 "A New Plan for the Arts at CU,", 1950s


Box 25 Folder 7 News Clippings, 1940s-1960s


Box 25 Folder 8 Press Releases, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 9 Review of Major Developments, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 10 Statement on Art Center, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 11 Survey for Art Center Study, 1950s



Box 1 Folder 23 Astronomical Observatory, 1840s-2000s



Box 2 Folder 1 Avery Hall, 1900s-1970s


Box 2 Folder 2 to 3 Barnard Memorial Chapel, Sheffield, Massachusetts (2 Folders),, 1850s-1990s


Box 2 Folder 4 Bells / Examination Bell, 1960s


Box 2 Folder 5 Bloomingdale Asylum, 1820s-2000s

(see also: Buell Hall/ East Hall; Campus--Morningside Heights; Gatekeeper's Lodge; Faculty Club and South Hall; West Hall)


Box 2 Folder 6 Boilers, 1980s


Box 2 Folder 7 Broadway Residence Hall, 1990s-2000s


Box 2 Folder 8 Bryn Mawr Hotel, 1960s

(see also: Real Estate)


Box 2 Folder 9 Buell Hall, Alumni House and East Hall, 1920s-2000s

(see also: Bloomingdale Asylum)


Box 2 Folder 10 Burgess Hall, 1920s-2000s

(residence hall)



Box 3 Folder 1 Butler Hall (residence hall)--Terrace Restaurant, 1970s-1990s


Box 3 Folder 2 to 3 Butler Library or South Hall (2 Folders), 1930s-2000s



Box 36 Folder 1 Butler Library - Renovation News, 1990s


Box 36 Folder 2 Butler Library - Renovation Notes and Memos, 1990s


Campus--Morningside Heights



Box 3 Folder 4 to 6 General, 1980s-2000s, (3 folders)


Box 3 Folder 7 Battle of Harlem Heights, 1900s-1970s



Box 4 Folder 1 to 3 Campus Planning, Including South Field Development (3 Folders), 1890s-2000s, undated, 1890s-2000s, undated



Box 15 Folder 11 Centennial, 1990s


Box 15 Folder 12 Centennial Exhibition, 1990s


Box 15 Folder 13 Centennial Seminar, 1996-1997


Box 15 Folder 14 Semi-centennial, 1945



Box 4 Folder 4 Construction and Renovations, 1980s-2000s


Box 4 Folder 5 Dedication ,1890s



Box 5 Folder 1 Maps, 1890s-2000s, undated, 1890s-2000s, undated


Box 5 Folder 2 McKim, Mead, and White, 1890s-1980s


Box 5 Folder 3 Models, 1900s-1920s


Box 5 Folder 4 Pedestrian Survey,1970s


Box 5 Folder 5 Planning for Columbia: an Interim Report,1970s


Box 5 Folder 6 Site Selection, 1890s-1910s


Box 5 Folder 7 Transportation Survey, 1970s


Box 5 Folder 8 Campus Appearance, Committee on--Correspondence, 1920s-1950s

(see also: Landscaping)


Box 5 Folder 9 Carlton Arms at 362 Riverside Drive (residence hall), 1980s-1990s, undated, 1980s-1990s, undated


Box 5 Folder 10 Carman Hall and New Hall (residence hall), 1950s-2000s

see also: Ferris Booth Hall)


Box 5 Folder 11 Casa Hispanica , 1930s-1960s, undated, 1930s-1960s, undated


Box 5 Folder 12 Casa Italiana, 1920s-1990s



Box 6 Folder 1 Casa Latina, 1990s


Box 6 Folder 2 Center for Chemical Research, Havemeyer Addition, 1980s-1990s


Box 6 Folder 3 Chandler Hall Laboratories, 1920s-1960s, undated, 1920s-1960s, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 Chemistry Building, 1920s


Box 6 Folder 5 College Walk at 116th Street, 1910s-2000s, undated, 1910s-2000s, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Columbus Tapestry, 1920s-1940s, undated, 1920s-1940s, undated


Box 6 Folder 7 Computer Science Building, 1960s-1980s


Box 6 Folder 8 Cornerstones, Inscriptions, Plaques, 1890s-1990s, undated, 1890s-1990s, undated


Box 6 Folder 9 Cornerstones--Low, Physics (Fayerweather), and Schermerhorn,, 1890s undated

(compiled for 250th Anniversary in 2003)


Box 6 Folder 10 Deutsches House (538 West 113th Street), 1970s


Box 6 Folder 11 Dodge Hall--School of Business, 1910s-1990s


Box 6 Folder 12 Dodge(Marcellus Hartley) Physical Fitness Center, 1970s-2000s, undated, 1970s-2000s, undated



Box 36 Folder 3 Dodge(Marcellus Hartley) Physical Fitness Center, 1990s-2010s



Box 6 Folder 13 Earl Hall, 1900s-1960s, undated, 1900s-1960s, undated


Box 6 Folder 14 Early Law School Sites, 1870s-1880s, undated, 1870s-1880s, undated


Box 6 Folder 15 East Campus Academic Buildings Complex, 1950s-1990s, and undated

(see also: Greene Jerome Hall Law School, International Affairs Building)


Box 6 Folder 16 East Campus Residence Hall Complex, 1950s-1990s, undated, 1950s-1990s, undated



Box 7 Folder 1 Engineering Building 1900s-1990s, undated, 1900s-1990s, undated



Box 24 Engineering Center, 1950s undated



Box 7 Folder 2 Engineering Terrace, 1960s-1990s


Box 7 Folder 3 Experimental College, 525 West 113th Street, 1970s


Box 7 Folder 4 Faculty Club and South Hall (Faculty House), 1890s-2000s


Box 7 Folder 5 to 6 Fairchild(Sherman) Center for the Life Sciences, 2 Folders

(earlier known as Biological Sciences Building)



Box 34 Folder 9 Fairchild (Sherman) Center for the Life Sciences - Preliminary Drawings, 1960s-1980s, undated, 1960s-1980s, undated



Box 7 Folder 7 Fayerweather Hall—Physics Building, 1890s-1960s, undated, 1890s-1960s, undated


Box 7 Folder 8 Ferris Booth Hall, including Lion's Den, 1950s-1990s, undated, 1950s-1990s, undated

(see also: Carman Hall)


Box 7 Folder 9 Flagpoles--Lafayette Post Flagpole, 1890s-2000s

(see also: Low Plaza)


Box 7 Folder 10 Ford Hall, 1980s


Box 7 Folder 11 Foreign Student Centre, 1960s


Box 7 Folder 12 Fountains, 1910s-1990s

(see also: Low Plaza)


Box 7 Folder 13 Free School, Children's, 1970s


Box 7 Folder 14 Furnald Hall (residence hall)--including Grocery Store, Pub, 1910s-2000s, undated, 1910s-2000s, undated



Box 8 Folder 1 Garfield Powell Memorial Room--Correspondence, 1940s-1960s, undated, 1940s-1960s, undated

(includes Garfield Powell Memorial Fund, see also: Hamilton Hall)


Box 8 Folder 2 Gatekeeper's Lodge, Caretaker's House, 1930s-1960s

(see also: Bloomingdale Asylum)


Box 8 Folder 3 Gates,1870s-1990s, undated, 1870s-1990s, undated

(see also: College Walk; Statues and Sculpture, Outdoor--Pylons)


Box 8 Folder 4 Gates--119th Street and Amsterdam(Class of 1888)--Correspondence,1910s and 1960s undated, 1910s and 1960s, undated

(see also: Gates)


Box 8 Folder 5 Ghosts, 1940s-1980s


Box 8 Folder 6 Governor's Island, 1930s-2000s


Box 8 Folder 7 Greene (Jerome) Hall--Law School,1930s-1990s, undated, 1930s-1990s, undated

(see also: East Campus Academic Buildings Complex)


Box 8 Folder 8 Greene (Jerome L.) Science Center, 2000s


Box 8 Folder 9 Greenhouse Nursery School (Morningside Drive and 116th Street),, 1910s-2000s


Box 8 Folder 10 Greenwood Cemetery--Columbia's Plot, 1890s-1990s


Box 8 Folder 11 to 12 Gymnasium--Morningside Park (proposed), 1950s-1960s, (2 folders)



Box 28 Folder 6 First Report of the Committee on Columbia College Gymnasium to the President and Trsutees of Columbia University, 1958 December 29


Box 28 Folder 7 Second Report of the Committee on Columbia College Gymnasium to the President and Trsutees of Columbia University, 1960 February 19



Box 9 Folder 1 Gymnasium—Morningside Park (proposed), 1960s-1970s


Box 9 Folder 2 Community Opposition,1960s-1970s, undated, 1960s-1970s, undated

(see also: Real Estate)


Box 9 Folder 3 Hamilton Court (proposed), 1890s undated


Box 9 Folder 4 Hamilton Hall (residence hall), 1880s-2000s, undated, 1880s-2000s, undated

see also: Garfield Powell Memorial Room)


Box 9 Folder 5 Harmony Hall, undated



Box 37 Folder 4 Hartley (Marcellus) Research Laboratory, undated



Box 9 Folder 6 Hartley Hall(residence hall),1900s-2000s, undated, 1900s-2000s, undated


Box 9 Folder 7 Haskell Hall(residence hall),1960s-1970s, undated, 1960s-1970s, undated


Box 9 Folder 8 Havemeyer Hall, 1890s-1990s, undated, 1890s-1990s, undated

(see also: Center for Chemical Research, Havemeyer Addition)



Box 38 Folder 35 Havemeyer Hall Funding Documentation, 1870s-1890s



Box 9 Folder 9 Hewitt Hall(residence hall), 1924


Box 9 Folder 10 Hogan Hall (residence hall), 1970s-1990s


Box 9 Folder 11 Interchurch Center, 1950s-1960s


Box 9 Folder 12 International Affairs Building,1960s-1990s, undated, 1960s-1990s, undated

(see also: East Campus Academic Buildings Complex)



Box 10 Folder 1 John Jay Hall or Students Hall including Lion's Den, 1910s-1990s, undated, 1910s-1990s, undated


Box 10 Folder 2 Journalism Hall including Pulitzer World Liberty Window, 1880s-1990s, undated, 1880s-1990s, undated


Box 10 Folder 3 Kane House (proposed), 1920s


Box 10 Folder 4 Kent Hall, 1900s-1990s, undated, 1900s-1990s, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Kent Hall--East Asian Library, Chinese Screen (Burden),, 1960s


Box 10 Folder 6 King's Crown Hotel, 1960s undated


Box 10 Folder 7 King's Table, 1960s undated


Box 10 Folder 8 Knowlton Hall (residence hall), 1900s


Box 10 Folder 9 Kraft Center for Jewish Life, 1990s-2000s


Box 10 Folder 10 Landmark Status of University Buildings, 1960s-1990s


Box 10 Folder 11 Landscaping, 1900s-1960s,undated


Box 10 Folder 12 Landscaping—Irises, 1930s-1940s


Box 10 Folder 13 Landscaping--Irises--Correspondence, 1930s-1940s


Box 10 Folder 14 Lenfest Hall(residence hall), 2000s


Box 10 Folder 15 Lerner Hall1990s-2000s, undated, 1990s-2000s, undated

(see also: Ferris Booth Hall)



Box 37 Folder 2 Lerner Hall Student Affairs Feasibility Study, 2008



Box 10 Folder 16 Lewisohn Hall--School of Mines, 1900s-1990s, undated, 1900s-1990s, undated



Box 11 Folder 1 to 3 Low Memorial Library (3 Folders), 1890s-2000s, undated, 1890s-2000s, undated


Box 11 Folder 4 Committee on Coykendall Report, 1935,1944


Box 11 Folder 5 Faculty Room, 1960s-1990s


Box 11 Folder 6 Trustees Room, 1920s-1950s, undated, 1920s-1950s, undated


Box 11 Folder 7 Twombly-Burden Room, 1960s-1970s, undated, 1960s-1970s, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Low Plaza1910s-2000s, undated, 1910s-2000s, undated

(see also: Flagpoles; Fountains; Statues and Sculpture, Outdoor--Alma Mater)


Box 11 Folder 9 Maison Francais, 1970s


Box 11 Folder 10 Mathematics Building--Engineering Building, 1890s-1960s, undated, 1890s-1960s, undated


Box 11 Folder 11 Brander Matthews Hall, 1940s-1990s, undated undated, 1940s-1990s, undated, undated


Box 11 Folder 12 McBain Hall, 1960s-2000s, undated, 1960s-2000s, undated


Box 11 Folder 13 McIntosh Student Center, 1960s-2000s


Box 11 Folder 14 McVickar Hall, 1960s undated


Box 11 Folder 15 Milbank Hall, 1900s-1990s


Box 11 Folder 16 Miller Theater and McMillan Academic Theater, 1920s-2000s


Morningside Heights



Box 30 Folder 1 Newspaper Clippings, 1940s-1960s, (4 Folders)



Box 26 Folder 1 to 2 Morningside Heights Site, (2 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 3 Appeals mailings, 1890s


Box 26 Folder 4 to 7 Budgets, 1890s, (4 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 8 Committee on Site, 1890s



Box 27 Folder 1 Copy of Trustee's Notebook, 1892


Box 27 Folder 2 Dedication Ceremonies, 1896


Box 27 Folder 3 Description, 1907


Box 27 Folder 4 Faculty Concerns, 1890s


Box 27 Folder 5 General Descriptions and Images, 1890s


Box 27 Folder 6 Indentures and Agreements, 1890s


Box 27 Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1890s-1900s


Box 27 Folder 8 Notes on Future Campus Design, 1890s


Box 27 Folder 9 to 10 Titles and Agreements, 1890s, (2 Folders)



Box 29 Folder 1 Morningside Protective Association, 1890s


Box 29 Folder 2 to 3 List of Owners, 1890s, (2 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 17 Morningside Residence Club (100 Morningside Drive at 120th St.),, undated


Box 11 Folder 18 Morris Hall (residence hall), 1920s


Box 11 Folder 19 Mudd (Seeley W. Mudd) Hall, 1950s-1990s



Box 12 Folder 1 Northwest Corner Building, 2000s-2010s



Box 37 Folder 1 Northwest Corner Building - Program of Requirements, 2005 September 13



Box 12 Folder 1a Nussbaum, 2003


Box 12 Folder 2 Paint Analysis--Building Interiors, 1980s-1990s


Box 12 Folder 3 Paintings and Sculpture on Campus, 1890s-1920s, undated, 1890s-1920s, undated


Box 12 Folder 4 Pegram Laboratory (physics laboratory), 1950s-1960s



Box 32 Folder 1 Pegram and Pupin Halls—Renovation Notebook, 1982



Box 12 Folder 5 Philosophy Hall, 1910s-1980s


Box 12 Folder 6 Pierce Building (proposed), 1920s


Box 12 Folder 7 Plimpton Hall (residence hall), 1960s


Box 12 Folder 8 Poe, Edgar Allan, Mantelpiece, 1920s-1980s


Box 12 Folder 9 Postgraduate Center Residence II, 1990s


Box 12 Folder 10 Power Plant, 1890s-1990s


Box 12 Folder 11 Prentis Hall, 1960s-1980s


Box 12 Folder 12 President's House , 1900s-1990s, undated, 1900s-1990s, undated



Box 31 Folder 1 Account Statements, 1910s-1940s


Box 31 Folder 2 Furnishing and Equipment Fund Expenditures, 1910s-1940s


Box 31 Folder 3 Furniture Estimates and Proposals, 1910s-1930s


Box 31 Folder 4 General Information, 1910s-1940s


Box 31 Folder 5 Gifts, 1930s-1940s


Box 31 Folder 6 Insurance/Appraisal, 1910s-1930s


Box 31 Folder 7 Inventories, 1910s-1930s



Box 12 Folder 13 Proposed Dormitory, 115th Street, 1980s


Box 12 Folder 14 Pupin Hall, 1890s-2000s



Box 32 Folder 2 Renovation Notebook, 1960s


Box 32 Folder 3 Renovation Plans, 1980s



Box 12 Folder 15 Residence Halls and Dormitories--General, Planning, 1890s-1990s, undated, 1890s-1990s, undated


Box 12 Folder 16 Revson Plaza Law School Bridge, 1960s

(see also: Statues and Sculpture, Outdoor)



Box 13 Folder 1 River Hall, 1960s-20000, undated


Box 13 Folder 2 560 Riverside Drive at 125th Street, Faculty Residence, 1960s


Box 13 Folder 3 Riverside Park Athletic Field (proposed),1900s-1990s,undated


Box 13 Folder 4 Ruggles Hall, 1960s-1990s


Box 13 Folder 5 to 6 St. Paul's Chapel (2 Folders), 1900s-2000s, undated, 1900s-2000s, undated



Box 35 Folder 1 Clippings and Programs re: the building, 1900s-1950s


Box 35 Folder 2 to 5 New Organ Dedication R.S.V.P.s, 1939, (4 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 6 Plans and Article Photos, undated



Box 13 Folder 7 Peace Altar, 1990s



Box 34 Folder 10 "Service Building" Below campus, 1967


Box 34 Folder 11 Saint Clair Place – 2 St. Clair Pl (W 129th), undated



Box 13 Folder 8 Schapiro(Morris A.) Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, 1980s-1990s, undated, 1980s-1990s, undated


Box 13 Folder 9 Schapiro (Morris A.) Hall (residence hall), 1980s-1990s


Box 13 Folder 10 Schermerhorn Hall and Extension, 1890s-2000s


Box 13 Folder 11 Schermerhorn Hall--Wallach Fine Arts Center, 1980s-2000s


Box 13 Folder 12 Schuyler Hall(residence hall), 1970s


Box 13 Folder 13 South Field,1900s-2000s, undated, 1900s-2000s, undated

(see also: Campus--Morningside Heights--Campus Planning)



Box 32 Folder 4 Approved Plans, 1900s


Box 32 Folder 5 Balustrade, Gift of Class of 1894, 1910s


Box 32 Folder 6 Balustrade and Steps in Memory of G.L. Rives, 1910s


Box 32 Folder 7 Tax Exemption Status, 1900s



Box 33 Folder 1 South Hall, 1930s


Box 33 Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings, 1930s



Box 13 Folder 14 Stadium--Riverside Park (proposed), 1910s


Box 13 Folder 15 Stained Glass Windows, 1890s-2000s


Statues and Sculpture(Outdoor), 1890s-2000s


Box 13 Folder 16 General, 1900s-2000s


Box 13 Folder 17 "Alexander Hamilton", 1900s,undated


Box 13 Folder 18 "Alma Mater" by Daniel Chester French, 1900s-200s

(see also: Low Plaza)


Box 13 Folder 19 "Bellerophon Taming Pegasus" sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz,1970s-1980s, undated, 1970s-1980s, undated

(see also: Revson Plaza)


Box 13 Folder 20 "The Curl" by Clement Meadmore, 1960s-2010s, undated, 1960s-2010s, undated


Box 13 Folder 21 "Evangelists and Prophets"(St. Paul's Chapel),, 1980s


Box 13 Folder 22 "Great God Pan" by George Grey Barnard, 1950s-1990s, undated, 1950s-1990s, undated


Box 13 Folder 23 Henry Moore Sculptures and Henry Moore Sculpture Reserve at Arden House,, 1960s-2010s


Box 13 Folder 24 Kent Bust, 1920s


Box 13 Folder 25 "Le Marteleur" or "The Hammerman" by Constantin Meunier, 1900s-1990s, undated, 1900s-1990s, undated


Box 13 Folder 26 "Life Force" by David Bakalar, 1990s

(see also: Revson Plaza)



Box 14 Folder 1 Pylons, 116th Street gate, 1890s-1970s

(see also: Gates)


Box 14 Folder 2 The Thinker by Auguste Rodin, 1920s-1980s, undated, 1920s-1980s, undated


Box 14 Folder 3 Thomas Jefferson by William Ordway Partridge, 1910s


Box 14 Folder 4 Sulzberger Hall, 1990s


Box 14 Folder 5 Sun Ball, Sun Dial, 1910s-1980s, undated, 1910s-1980s, undated


Box 14 Folder 6 Temporary Buildings, 1940s-2000s,undated

(see also: Ferris Booth Hall, Lerner Hall)


Box 14 Folder 7 Tunnels, 1900s-1990s,undated


Box 14 Folder 8 Union Theological Seminary, 1910s-1980s


University Hall



Box 33 Folder 4 Baker Foundation Proposal, 1952


Box 33 Folder 5 Construction Proposals, articles, 1890s-1910s



Box 14 Folder 9 University Hall Gymnasium, 1890s-1960s, undated, 1890s-1960s, undated


Box 14 Folder 10 Uris (Percy) Hall, 1960s-2000s



Box 15 Folder 1 Van Amringe Memorial and Plaza, 1910s-1980s, undated, 1910s-1980s, undated



Box 34 Folder 1 Committee Meeting Minutes, 1910s


Box 34 Folder 2 Pamphlets, 1910s


Box 34 Folder 3 Press Releases, 1910s


Box 34 Folder 4 Sketch, undated


Box 34 Folder 5 Subscriber Lists, 1910s



Box 15 Folder 2 Walkways and Paths, 1910s-1990s


Box 15 Folder 3 Wallach Hall, also known as Livingston Hall (residence hall),, 1910s-1980s


Box 15 Folder 4 Warren Hall, 1990s undated


Box 15 Folder 5 Watson, 1960s


Box 15 Folder 6 West Hall, 1900s-1910s

(see also: Bloomingdale Asylum)


Box 15 Folder 7 Weston (M. Moran) Plaza, 2000s


Box 15 Folder 8 Whittier Hall, 1910s-1960s, undated, 1910s-1960s, undated


Box 15 Folder 9 Wien Hall, also known as Johnson Hall, 1920s-2000s, undated, 1920s-2000s, undated


Box 15 Folder 10 Woodbridge Hall, 1950s-1990s


Subseries 2: Correspondence

is primarily photocopies of correspondence to and from university president Seth Low discussing the planning and development of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. Correspondence is mainly with the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, who designed this campus, but also includes some letters between President Low, Columbia administrators and architecture professors. There is also one file of correspondence, again primarily photocopied, from President Low's successors discussing aspects of continued campus development.



Box 16 Folder 1 to 2 President Seth Low Correspondence, 1889-1899, (2 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1900s-1970s, undated, 1900s-1970s, undated


Morningside Heights Site Correspondence



Box 28 Folder 1 Alumni News, 1890s


Box 28 Folder 2 Contractors, 1890s


Box 28 Folder 3 Cross Streets, 1890s


Box 28 Folder 4 Interest Fund, 1890s


South Field Correspondence



Box 32 Folder 8 Class Gifts, 1900s-1910s


Box 32 Folder 9 Field Development, 1900s-1910s


Box 32 Folder 10 Land Purchase, 1900s



Box 33 Folder 3 South Hall Correspondence re: Formal Opening, 1934



Box 34 Folder 6 to 8 Van Amringe Memorial Correspondence, 1910s, (3 Folders)


Subseries 3: Maps and Floorplans

consists of photocopied maps of Columbia University's various campuses and real estate holdings (e.g. Reid Hall in Paris, France and Camp Columbia in Connecticut) as collected by the Facilities Department. Also include maps detailing the surrounding neighborhood in Morningside Heights. Floor plans are original and arranged by building name for a particular year. Both maps and floor plans were removed from the binders in which they were originally kept.



Box 16 Folder 4 to 5 Maps, 1890-1990s, (2 Folders)



Box 29 Folder 4 to 6 Morningside Protective Association—Maps of Districts, 1890s, (3 Folders)



Box 33 Folder 6 University Hall—Floorplans and Campus Maps, 1950s


Box 33 Folder 7 Construction Blueprints, 1950s



Box 17 Folder 1 to 4 Floorplans, 1939-1953, (4 Folders)


Subseries 4: Reports

was created by assorted university officials regarding buildings and campus planning, as well as reports created by Daniel Feuchtwanger for his Facilities project. Many of these reports contain specific information about various buildings owned by Columbia and there is a very useful report detailing the names and inscriptions found throughout campus buildings.


Art Center

(proposed)



Box 25 Folder 12 Progress Reports, 1950s


Box 25 Folder 13 Report, 1950s



Box 18 Folder 2 Names and Inscriptions Index, 1960s-1980s



Box 28 Folder 5 Morningside Heights Site—Site Reports, 1890s



Box 18 Folder 3 Capital Planning Report, 1980s


Box 18 Folder 4 to 5 Office of Physical Planning Reports (2 Folders), 1970s


Box 18 Folder 6 to 7 Proposals (2 Folders), 1880s-1970s, undated, 1880s-1970s, undated



Box 19 Folder 1 Proposals, 1890s-1960s, undated, 1890s-1960s, undated


Box 19 Folder 2 to 5 Space Inventories (4 Folders), 1980s-1990s



Box 32 Folder 11 South Field—Report of the Special Committee on Development, 1900s

Series IV: Other Real Estate

Series V contains press clippings, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, maps, correspondence, and floor plans relating to properties (past and present) held by Columbia University but not located at the Park Place, Madison Avenue or Morningside Heights campuses. Properties included in this series include the Medical School complex in Washington Heights, Baker Field, Arden House, Nevis Laboratories, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, and Rockefeller Center. This series also includes files regarding general facilities topics such as rent, energy, recycling, and facilities management.



Box 20 Folder 1 Arden House at Harriman, New York, 1900s-2000s, undated, 1900s-2000s, undated


Box 20 Folder 2 Athletic Grounds, Williamsbridge, 1890s-1910s, undated, 1890s-1910s, undated


Box 20 Folder 3 Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park 1980s-2000s,undated


Box 20 Folder 4 Baker Field--Wien (Lawrence A.) Stadium, 1920s-2000s,undated


Box 20 Folder 5 Baker Field—Correspondence, 1900s-1950s, undated, 1900s-1950s, undated


Box 20 Folder 6 Bard Hall, 1960s-1990s, undated, 1960s-1990s, undated


Box 20 Folder 7 Black (William) Medical Research Building, 1960s-1970s


Box 20 Folder 8 Boat Houses, 1870s-1980s, undated, 1870s-1980s, undated


Campus--College of Physicians and Surgeons


Box 20 Folder 9 59th Street, 1910s-1950s, undated, 1910s-1950s, undated


Box 20 Folder 10 Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ce, nter—Plans, 1920s-1970s



Box 21 Folder 1 Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center – Washington Heights, 1920s-2000s


Box 21 Folder 2 Delafield Estate, 1960s-1970s,undated


Box 21 Folder 3 Fort Jay at Governor's Island, New York, 1950-1980s,undated


Box 21 Folder 4 Fort Ticonderoga, 1910s-1930s,undated


Box 21 Folder 5 Harriman Observatory, 1960s


Box 21 Folder 6 Kolb (Lawrence C.) Research Laboratories, 1980s


Box 21 Folder 7 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Nature Sanctuary,1940s-2000s,undated



Box 37 Folder 3 Manhattanville Dedication, 2016



Box 21 Folder 8 Manhattanville Expansion, 2000s-2010s



Box 34 Folder 12 Nash Building (3280-90 Broadway) - Leases, 1940s



Box 21 Folder 9 Nevis Laboratories, Nevis Estate and Glencoe Estate, including Cyclotron, 1910s-1990s,undated


Box 21 Folder 10 Real Estate--Holdings and Transactions, Landlord Functions, Campus Expansion and Community Relations, Including School of Pharmacy Site Issue, 1890s-2000s, undated (3 folders)



Box 22 Folder 1 to 2 Real Estate--Holdings and Transactions, Landlord Functions, Campus Expansion and Community Relations, Including School of Pharmacy Site Issue, 1890s-2000s, undated


Box 22 Folder 3 Reid (Helen) Hall, 1960s


Upper Estate


Box 22 Folder 4 Elgin Botanic Garden, 1809-1970


Rockefeller Center


Box 22 Folder 5 Publications, 1929-1985


Box 22 Folder 6 Press releases, newspaper clippings and articles, 1917-2000



Box 23 Folder 1 Press releases, newspaper clippings and articles, 1960s-1990s


Box 23 Folder 2 Materials related to the lease, 1953-1975


Box 23 Folder 3 Materials related to the property sale, 1973-1985


Box 23 Folder 4 G.E. Building and R.C.A. Building, 1990s


Upper Estate/Elgin Botanic Garden correspondence



Box 38 Folder 1 Canfield, James H. to John B. Pine New York, 1906 December 19, 1906

(t.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 2 Canfield, James H. to John B. Pine, New York, 1906 December 22, 1906

(t.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 3 Tolman, Frank L. to John B. Pine, Albany, NY, 1907 January 4, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. and encl.)


Box 38 Folder 4 Pine, John B. to Frank L. Tolman, [New York] 1907 January 8, 1907

(t.l.s. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 5 Pine, John B. to Addison Brown, [New York] 1907 January 22, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 6 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, New York, 1907 January 23, 1907

(a.l.s. 4 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 7 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, New York, 1907 February 2, 1907

(a.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 8 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, Cragsmoor, NY, 1907 July 19, 1907

(a.l.s. 2 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 9 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, Cragsmoor, NY, 1907 August 23, 1907

(a.l.s. 2 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 10 Pine, John B. to Addison Brown, [New York] 1907 August 26, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 11 Pine, John to William A. Dunning, [New York] 1907 October 7, 1907

(t.l.s. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 12 Dunning, William A. to John B. Pine, New York, 1907 October 14, 1907

(a.l.s. 4 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 13 Pine, John B. to William A. Dunning, [New York] 1907 October 15, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 14 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, New York, 1907 October 28, 1907

(a.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 15 Pine, John B. to William A. Dunning, [New York] 1907 October 28, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 16 Dunning, William A. to John B. Pine, New York, 1907 October 30, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 17 Pine, John B. to Addison Brown, [New York] 1907 October 31, 1907

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 18 Pine, John B. to Addison Brown, [New York] 1908 April 6, 1908

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 19 Brown, Addison to John B. Pine, New York, 1908 April 7, 1908

(a.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 20 Crane, Henry W. to John B. Pine, New York, 1912 November 29, 1912

(t.l.s. 2 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 21 Pine, John B. to Peter Nelson, [New York] 1917 September 12, 1917

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 22 Nelson, Peter to John B. Pine, Albany, NY, 1917 September 13, 1917

(t.l.s. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 23 Fleming, Thomas P. to Chauncey D. Leake, [New York] 1955 March 16, 1955

(t.l.s. 1 p. (carbon))


Box 38 Folder 24 New York State Legislature, Report of the Committee to whom was referred the memorial of David Hosack, 1808 April 7, 1808

(ms. doc. draft photostat 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 25 Hosack, David to the Legislature of the State of New York, 1808 April 5, 1808

(ms. doc. draft photostat 2 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 26 Hosack, David, Deed of Botanic Garden to the People of the State of New York, 1811 January 11, 1811

(6 leaves photostat, original in New York State Library, Albany)


Box 38 Folder 27 Hosack, David, Memorial presented to the Legislature of the State of New York relating to the Botanic Garden, 1811 March 27, 1811

(4 ms. leaves photostat, original in New York State Library)


Box 38 Folder 35 New York (State) University. Regents Minutes, volume 2, page 18 1811 April 1, 1811

(2 ms. leaves photostat, original in New York State Library)


Box 38 Folder 28 Hosack, David to the Legislature of the State of New York, New York, 1813 February 28, 1813

(ms. doc. 4 pp. photostat)


Box 38 Folder 29 Botanic Garden financial records, 1823-1858

(ms. leaves 22)


Box 38 Folder 30 Columbia College Trustees, Resolution directing the Standing Committee to inquire about the Botanic Garden's lease and get surrender or make property available, 1836 March 7, 1836

(ms. doc. 1 p.)


Box 38 Folder 31 Columbia College Treasurer, Copy of the Report of the Treasurer to the Standing Committee about the Botanic Garden and finances of Columbia College, carefully made by John MacMullen, AM, School of Arts, Class of 1837, 1850 January 31, 1850

(ms. doc. 7 pp., signed G.G. Van Wagenen, Treasurer)


Box 38 Folder 32 Botanic Garden notes, undated

(17 ms. leaves)


Box 38 Folder 33 Notes and chronology for a documentary history of the Botanic Garden,, undated

(ms. doc. 21 pp.)


Box 38 Folder 34 Compilation of documents relating to the Botanic Garden, 1808-1851 undated, 1808-1851, undated

(Compiled by John B. Pine; typescript, 170 pp.)



Box 23 Folder 5 Shanks Village, 1940-1980s, undated, 1940-1980s, undated


Box 23 Folder 6 Clausland Mountain Property, 1960s


Box 23 Folder 7 Energy, 1970s-2000s


Box 23 Folder 8 Facilities Management, 1930s-2000s

(including Department of Buildings and Grounds)


Box 23 Folder 9 Printing Services, 1960s-2000s, undated, 1960s-2000s, undated


Box 23 Folder 10 Recycling Program, 1990s-2000s, undated, 1990s-2000s, undated


Box 23 Folder 11 Rent, 1980s


Box 23 Folder 12 Vermont Project Summary by Professor Robert Pollack, 1980s


Box 23 Folder 13 "Who Owns New York?", 1960s