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
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.
Initially conceived as a fundraiser for the University's athletics teams, the Varsity Show has grown into Columbia's oldest performing arts tradition. This annual extravaganza has launched many careers in the arts and elicited cheers and blushes from those who find themselves subject of its satire. The Varsity Show: A Columbia Tradition highlights the history and some of the more notable elements of this tradition.