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The Special Correspondence Files of the Herbert Lehman Papers contain correspondence with nearly 1,000 individuals from 1864 through 1982. Beginning with letters from Lehman's family in the late nineteenth century, the series documents the range and…

Elizabeth "Libby" Wilcox served for over thirty years as the unofficial photographer of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. As the wife of Dr. Herbert "Bud" Wilcox, Jr., a graduate of Columbia's College of Physicians & Surgeons…

Joseph Urban (1872-1933) was born in Vienna at a time of great artistic ferment. He was trained as an architect and influenced by the artists of the Vienna Secession (Gustav Klimt, Josef Olbrich, Josef Hoffmann), as well as by the architect Adolf…

Ling long women's magazine, published in Shanghai from 1931 to 1937, was popular during a time of dramatic material, social, and political change in China. Today, the magazine offers researchers a unique glimpse into women's lives in Republican-era…

The Circular Letter of Credit, while no longer with us, is often found in memoirs, novels, and history books. This website has been created to provide an illustrated context for understanding the form and use of this once commonplace financial tool.

Inspiration for this exhibit comes from Judge Judith S. Kaye, whose biographical articles on Kate Stoneman (first woman admitted to the bar in New York State) and Birdie Amsterdam (first woman elected to the Municipal Court in New York County) have…

September 1951 marked the point in the City College’s history when women finally breached the last formal barriers to full enrollment at the College. Women were for the first time allowed to enroll in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the…

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks and the passage of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, the actions of the federal government to monitor the activities of university-based faculty and students have raised public concern about academic freedom and free speech…

The images presented here reveal a panoramic vision of what City College was in decades past. Buildings of incredible architectural design were either destroyed by necessity (for example the Bowker/Alumni Library, which was never completed and…

"Kid Holman," "Mr. Basketball," "Old Drill Master," and "the Old Professor"—are just a few of the many titles given to basketball's earliest superstar, Nat Holman. From humble beginnings on the Lower East Side to the pinnacle of college…
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