Columbia University Archives
University Archives Collection Overview
- Buildings and Grounds Collection
- Central Files (Office of the President Records)
- Columbia College Papers
- Columbiana Library
- Historical Biographical Files
- Historical Subject Files
- Office of the Provost
- Photographs and Negatives
- Protest and Activism Collection
- Trustee Minutes
To access all of our cataloged archival collections, search our Archival Collections Portal.
Columbia University History Resources
The Columbia University Archives staff has put together some Research Guides to help you take advantage of our holdings. For each type of search, you will find the most popular resources available and how to access them: some online and some in person. The guides focus on alumni, faculty, course descriptions, Master's essays and dissertations, and buildings and grounds information.
1968: Columbia in Crisis
The occupation of five buildings in April 1968 marked a sea change in the relationships among Columbia University administration, its faculty, its student body, and its neighbors. Featuring documents, photographs, and audio from the University Archives, 1968: Columbia in Crisis examines the the causes, actions, and aftermath of a protest that captivated the campus, the nation, and the world.