The University Seminars Archive

In 2003, then Director Robert L. Belknap conceived and, over several years implemented, the project of scanning 50 years of the pre-digital meeting minutes of the seminars. Under his supervision, over a half million pages were digitized. The original documents were organized, boxed, and entrusted to Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

On December 1st, 2015 the University Seminars Digital Archive launched. Over 36,000 full-text searchable files are available to scholars in the RBML reading room, 6th Floor, Butler.

To submit a request to access archival materials use the library Finding Aid.

The University Seminars material is sorted into the following series:

Series I: Minutes and Notes
Series II: Related Papers
Series III: Books Based on University Seminars
Series IV: Digital Archive

If you have any questions regarding the archive, please contact Summer Hart at