Digitized Audio & Video Materials
Over the years, the Columbia University Archives has collected audio and video recordings of performances, games, events, and speakers on campus on different media (8 inch reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, vinyl records, etc.). A small portion of these recordings has been digitized and is now available for researchers. Below is a sampling of some of the files available in our collections.
- Selections from the 1933 Columbia Symphonic Band recording.
- Speeches from the Lewis Carroll Centennial Celebration at Columbia in 1932, including Alice Hargreaves, the "Alice" of Carroll's works, who had been awarded an honorary degree
- Varsity Show recordings from 1952 to 1955, Columbia University's oldest performing arts tradition
- "Highlights of King's Crown Radio" from WKCR, Columbia's student radio station
- Columbia Blue Lions dance band music from 1940-1941
- 1934 Rose Bowl: Columbia Lions defeat the Stanford Indians 7-0
- School songs performed by the Columbia Glee Club in 1952 and at their reunion in 2010
The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6 to 8 weeks.