Columbia University Archives

Columbia University Archives

Ephemera from the Archives
The University Archives, a unit within the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, preserves the institutional memory of Columbia University through the acquisition of official University records and related historical collections and materials from its founding in 1754 to the present day.

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Roar, Lion, Roar!

Exhibition poster for Roar, Lion, Roar. A Celebration of Columbia Football.

Focusing on players, coaches, playing fields, and the games won and lost, this exhibition traces the arc of Columbia‚Äôs football program from its inception in 1870 to the present day. As one of the oldest college programs in the country, Columbia Football has a rich and fascinating history which the University Archives is delighted to share and celebrate through this display of historical materials from our collection. 

Research Guides

Link to the University Archives Research Guides.

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.