Columbia University Archives

Columbia University Archives

Ephemera from the Archives
The University Archives 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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Research Guides

Butler Library

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.


Watch the Lions Win

1934 Rose Bowl Program Cover

In one of the greatest upsets in college football history, the Columbia Lions defeated the Stanford Indians 7-0 at the 1934 Rose Bowl game. Here you can find the Pathe News Reel film. Look for Quarterback Cliff Montgomery as he executes the hidden-ball play known as KF-79 and passes to Al Barnabas for the one goal of the game at 5:13 of the newsreel footage. And don't forget to look for the Columbia cheerleaders along the sidelines!