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At a Glance
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.
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.
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.
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
No additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
2012-07-20 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.