On Exhibit: Columbia Engineering at 150

May 30 2014 | By Jesse Adams

A new exhibition at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia Engineering at 150, celebrates the School’s sesquicentennial with a vivid array of photos, documents, and memorabilia drawn from the archives’ extensive collection. Curated by Jocelyn K. Wilk, associate university archivist, the installation traces the origins and evolution of what began as the Columbia College School of Mines from its founding in 1864.

Topics explored in depth include the inimitable founding dean Charles Chandler; legendary innovator Michael Idvorsky Pupin; radio pioneer Edwin Howard Armstrong; the history of Columbia Engineering’s facilities and curriculum; and our much-missed Camp Columbia.

Columbia Engineering at 150 is on display in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s Chang Octagon Room, on the 6th floor of Butler Library, until September 5.

Alumni and guests are invited to view the free exhibit, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enter Butler Library through the front door at the main campus level, and visit the Library Information Office to the left for directions. Please bring Columbia identification, a driver’s license, or other government-issued ID for admission.