Using the Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism Archives

The following are instructions for members of the public, not affiliated with Columbia University, who wish to view and/or obtain copies of winning entries from the Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism collection at Columbia University Libraries.

The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism Archives are composed of the winning entries in the Journalism categories of the Prizes. For the years 1917 - 1995,  winning entries are on microfilm. For the years 1987 to the present, winning entries are available in print form, and from 1995 on, winning journalism entries (including photographs and editorial cartoons) are posted on the Pulitzer Prizes website.

If you are located within the New York metropolitan area:

If you wish to make arrangements to access the Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism archives, you must consult the Library Information Office web page, or call (212) 854-7309, for details on obtaining a pass that is required for access to the library.

The archives of winning Pulitzer Prize entries are located in Lehman Library, within the School of International Affairs, at Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning entries for Journalism for the years 1917-1995 are on microfilm, at call number FN 3056. For 1987-present, entries are in print and located in Lehman Reference, at call number AS911.P8 P96.

If you are located outside the New York metropolitan area:

You can submit a microfilm loan request for the year that interests you through your local public library (or college or university library, if you are a currently affiliated student or faculty member).  Columbia's Interlibrary Loan website may be found here. Requests for microfilm must be placed by a library; Interlibrary Loan does not accept requests from individuals.

All Interlibrary Loan requests made through your local library must include the following information, which can be obtained from the Pulitzer Prizes website.

  • Name of prize recipient
  • Year of award
  • Category of award

For information on access to other Pulitzer Prize-related materials,  please contact Columbia's Rare Books and Manuscript Library, at (212) 854-5153.

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