Columbia Library Columns

Columbia Library Columns

Columbia Library Columns was published from 1951 to 1997. It was edited by Dallas Pratt from its beginning through November 1980, with assistant editors Merle and Elva Hoover for the first three years; Charles W. Mixer, to 1972; and then Kenneth A. Lohf. Lohf took over as editor until his retirement in 1992, aided by Rudolph Ellenbogen. Ellenbogen in turn took over as editor from November 1992 to his retirement in May 1994, with the assistance of Patrick Lawlor. Michael Stoller was editor from 1995-1997. The final issue of Columns was volume 46:2 (Autumn 1997).

The digitized collection comprises some 6,900 pages in 46 volumes (135 issues).

Over the years contributors included faculty, University adminstrators, writers, historians and collectors, as well as Columbia librarians. Articles focused on individual collections, special acquisitions, literary topics and issues relating to the growth of Columbia's libraries and special collections generally.

The digitized issues are also available via Simply-E (CU affiliates only, mobile device-friendly).

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