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.


Listen to the Blue Lions

Columbia Blue Lions

The Columbia Blue Lions orchestra performed at campus dances at Columbia and in the Ivy League circuit. According to former Blue Lion Oggie Beresford (CC 1943), "We could swing until the foundations swayed in rhythm, or our ballads would keep the kids in a swoon long after the music stopped." Listen to the band's recordings from 1940-1941 featuring their theme song and the popular hits of the day.