These collections are only available in person at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) reading room.Visitors are required to register their own Special Collections Research Account before their visit and to validate the account in person with government-issued photo identification or Columbia ID card. Once you have created your Special Collections Research Account, you will be able to request the materials directly from the finding aids: click the check box located on the right for the box(es) you need, and then scroll back to the top of the container list document and click “Submit Request” button in the red-rimmed box at top. This should lead you directly to your Special Collections Research Account to complete the request form. For more information on how to access our collections, check out our Research & Access website.
Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection, 1978-2006
This collection contains photographs and contact sheets of alumni, faculty and student life taken expressly for a 1980s admissions brochure, capital campaign brochures in the 1990s and the Columbia alumni magazine in the 1980s through early 2000s. Look for photographer Gabriel Cooney's work who was hired by the Office of Alumni and Development to take photos of students, administrators and campus for use in an admissions brochure in the 1980s and fundraising campaign brochures in the 1990s.
Gabriel Cooney Photograph Collection, 1991-1999
This collection consists of photographic prints (8x 10 and 11x14) and negatives (35mm and 2 ¼" square) taken by professional photographer Gabriel Amadeus Cooney for Columbia University. Many of the images were ultimately used in a brochure titled Broadway Local published in 1991 and in a series of brochures for the Campaign for Columbia produced between1996 and 1999. Some prints and negatives are in color, but most are in black and white. Many of these negatives and prints correspond directly to contact sheets and prints found in Series I of the Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection (UA#0208).
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Top - Ferris Booth Hall demolition with Butler Library in the background, June 1996. (Scan #2417) Ferris Booth Hall Demolition Shots, June 1996. Roll 1, Frame 17, Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection (Box 85), University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Right - Uris Hall Addition, Construction Update, Week of August 27, 1984. (Scan #3693) Buildings and Grounds - Uris Hall Addition, Construction, Book 2, 1984, Historical Photograph Collection (Box 177, folder 9) University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.