Manuscripts, Papers, & Records


One of the oldest and largest repositories of archives and manuscripts in North America, the Manuscripts, Papers and Records Division is the University‚Äôs principal repository for original resources in nearly all subjects and academic disciplines.  Its collections range from the papers of founding fathers, literary, figures, historians, academics, economists, and publishers to the records of international human rights organizations.

Inventories and lists for many collections are remotely accessible via the Archival Collections Portal. Patrons can search across all repositories and collections held in the Columbia University Libraries.