Columbia University Archives
University Archives Collection Overview
- Buildings and Grounds Collection
- Central Files (Office of the President Records)
- Columbia College Papers
- Columbiana Library
- Historical Biographical Files
- Historical Subject Files
- Office of the Provost
- Photographs and Negatives
- Protest and Activism Collection
- Trustee Minutes
To access all of our cataloged archival collections, search our Archival Collections Portal.
Columbia University History Resources
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
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!