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Columbia Spectator Photograph collection, 1950-1999

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0036
Bib ID 9548238 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University Spectator
Title Columbia Spectator Photograph collection, 1950-1999
Physical Description 10.5 linear feet (10.5 linear feet 25 document boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Personal Names, 1950s-1990s; Series II. Subjects, ca. 1950s-1990s.

Folder titles are arranged in alphabetical order within each series. If there is an asterix (*) next to a folder title it indicates that there are photographic negatives in the file along with photographic prints.

Series I: Personal Names, 1950s-1990s This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of the individual. It is the more robust of the two series of this collection, containing photographs and negatives of people who were written about in the pages of Spectator.

Series II: Subjects, ca. 1950s-1990s This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. It is the smaller of the two series in this collection, consisting of eight files of images. These are photographs and negatives that relate to events and happenings reported on in the pages of the Spectator. A number of these images date from the 1980s, including some on the topic of South Africa apartheid.

Description

Summary

This collection contains approximately 5,500 photographic prints and 12,400 negatives taken and used by the Spectator. The photographs consist of black and white, silver gelatin prints and 35mm negatives. The bulk of the images are portraits, with many press photographs provided to the newspaper by outside sources. Not all prints have corresponding negatives. Photographs were filed together by name so that several views can be found in one folder. The original folder-level description was maintained.

  • Series I: Personal Names

    This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of the individual. It is the more robust of the two series of this collection, containing photographs and negatives of people who were written about in the pages of Spectator.

  • Series II: Subjects

    This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title. It is the smaller of the two series in this collection, consisting of eight files of images. These are photographs and negatives that relate to events and happenings reported on in the pages of the Spectator. A number of these images date from the 1980s, including some on the topic of South Africa apartheid.

General Note

Other Finding Aids: Columbia University Faculty Photograph Collection (UA#0115) -- Graduate School of Journalism Photograph Collection, 1918-2002 (UA#0110) -- Historical Photograph Collection, 1860-. (UA#0003) -- Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, 1947-2006 (UA#0109)

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The University Archives 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); Columbia Spectator Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material at Columbia

Columbia University Faculty Photographs, 1938 (UA# 0115)

Graduate School of Journalism Photograph Collection, 1918-2002 (UA#0110)

Historical Photograph Collection, 1860- .

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, 1947-2006 (UA#0109)

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection, processed by Jennifer Ulrich in 2007. Finding aid written by Jennifer Ulrich in 2007. Finding aid reformatted by Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in November 2008 and further edited and reformatted by Jocelyn Wilk in July 2012.

Finding aid wittten by Jennifer Ulrich, 2007.

Finding aid reformatted by Evan Roth (SEAS 2010) in Jocelyn Wilk in November 2008 and further edited and reformatted by July 2012.

Revision Description

2012-07-20 File created.

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

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College student newspapers and periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia Spectator Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The student-run Columbia Daily Spectator newspaper was established in 1877 and continues publication to the present day with reportage on Columbia University and Morningside Heights. Contributions to the Spectator are open to the University community and general public, but staff is comprised primarily of undergraduate students at Columbia University. In 1962, a desire to achieve more unbiased reporting and alleviate conflicts of interest initiated the separation of operations from University sponsorship. The publication has since run independently.