Columbia University Archives: School of Engineering

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Related Collections

Barnard College
The Barnard Archives and Special Collections serves as the final repository for the historical records of Barnard College, from its founding in 1889 to the present day. For more information, please contact

Health Sciences Library
The Archives and Special Collections at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library of Columbia University can help you find information about the schools of the Medical Center: College of Physicians & Surgeons, School of Nursing, College of Dental Medicine (formerly the School of Dental & Oral Surgery), Mailman School of Public Health, and the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences. For more information, please contact

Course Descriptions

School of Engineering course descriptons

You can request paper copies of the School of Mines (1864-1926), School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) (1926-1997), and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (1997-present) Bulletins for use in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Reading Room. First, you will need to register your own Special Collections Research Account before your visit. Then, in the New Request page, look towards the bottom of the page for the Manual Request Form. You will need to enter the following information for each volume you would like to request: Title, Call number and Academic Year.

School of Engineering Bulletin
Call number: CUI

  • 1913-1914 to 1978-1979

School of Engineering Bulletin
Call number

  • 1979-1980 to the present

For more information on how to register and how to request materials, please see the Research & Access section of our website. Earlier bulletins for the School of Mines, starting from 1894-1895, are also available. For additional information, please contact

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science makes its Bulletins from 2005-2006 to the previous year's available on their Previous Years’ Bulletins website. 

In addition, the Columbia University Libraries have been capturing domain websites via the Archive-It service since June 2010. As schools moved course description information from annual published paper catalogues to online-only distribution, we have found that our web archiving efforts often provide the only publicly available access points to old, online course descriptions.

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Banner above names of Greek and Roman male writers at Butler Library with names of women authors: Sappho, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Bronte, Dickinson, Woolf, 1989 (scan 627). Buildings and Grounds Collection, University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries. For more information on this project by Laura Brown GS 1989, look for the additional coverage in the Columbia Spectator Digital Archive.