|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection includes personal and professional correspondence of botany professor William G. Marquette. There are also some handwritten notes and publications.
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 offsite. You will need to request this material at least two 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); William G. Marquette papers; Box and Folder numbers; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Press clippings about Prof. Marquette can be found in the Historical Biographical Files (UA#0004). A portrait can be found in the Historical Photograph Collection (UA#0003). Additional materials can be found in Central Files (Office of the President records) (UA#0001).
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were recovered from a home being demolished in Pelham Manor, New York or its vicinity. A college student assisting that demolition salvaged them out of interest in history. The materials arrived at the University Archives in October 2010.
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
William G. Marquette was an assistant professor of botany at Columbia University. He received the degree of PhG from Northwestern University (1889) and a BS (1903) and PhD (1907) from the University of Wisconsin. He came to Columbia in 1911. As conscientious objector, Marquette refused to voluntarily register for military service in 1918. Marquette was sentenced by Federal Judge Henry D. Clayton to serve one day in custody of United States Marshals (at the Tombs) for refusing to register in the draft. The court ordered that he then be taken to his draft board for registration. His service was terminated by action of the Trustees. He went on to work at the Grosvenor Chemical Laboratory.