Columbia University (Active 1754 - )

Also Known As: Columbia College; King's College
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Borrowing activity from 11/27/1799 to 1/7/1803.

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private Ivy League research university located in Upper Manhattan, New York City, and is among the world's most selective, prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in New York state, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. It was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. After the American Revolutionary War, King's College briefly became a state entity, and was renamed Columbia College in 1784. The University now operates under a 1787 charter that places the institution under a private board of trustees, and in 1896 it was further renamed Columbia University. That same year, the university's campus was moved from Madison Avenue to its current location in Morningside Heights, where it occupies 32 acres (13 ha).

The university encompasses twenty schools and is affiliated with numerous institutions, including Teachers College (which is Columbia University's Graduate School of Education), Barnard College, and the Union Theological Seminary, with joint undergraduate programs available through the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Sciences Po Paris, and the Juilliard School. The University also operates Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Nairobi.

According to the Center for Measuring University Performance, administered by Arizona State University, Columbia is ranked first (tied with MIT, Stanford University and Penn) in the United States. The ranking takes into account total research, federal research, endowment assets, annual giving, National Academy members, faculty awards, doctorates granted, postdoctoral appointees, and undergraduate SAT/ACT range.

Columbia annually administers the Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, 101 Nobel Prize laureates have been affiliated with the university as students, faculty, or staff. Columbia is one of the fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities, and was the first school in the United States to grant the M.D. degree. Notable alumni and former students of the university and its predecessor, King's College, include five Founding Fathers of the United States; nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court; 43 Nobel Prize laureates; 20 living billionaires; 29 Academy Award winners; and 29 heads of state, including three United States Presidents.

Columbia University Library Average
Circulation records from 1793-1799 are lost.
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As classified in the 1813 Library Catalog.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 211/27/179912/5/1799Wilson
Transcribed: Hugh TrevorThomas HolcroftVolume 112/5/179912/9/1799Wilson
Transcribed: "Thomas HolcroftVolume 212/9/179912/13/1799Wilson
Transcribed: "Thomas HolcroftVolume 312/13/179912/16/1799Wilson
Transcribed: "Thomas HolcroftVolume 412/16/179912/23/1799Wilson
Transcribed: Lectures on Natural PhilosophyGeorge AdamsVolume 312/23/179912/24/1799Wilson
Transcribed: Moliere's PlaysMolièreVolume 312/24/179912/24/1799Wilson
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 31/2/18001/6/1800Wilson
Transcribed: AnnaAnna Maria BennettVolume 11/6/18001/7/1800Wilson
Transcribed: ZeluccoJohn MooreVolume 11/7/18001/11/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "John MooreVolume 21/11/18001/14/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Smollett's WorksTobias SmollettVolume 51/14/18001/16/1800Wilson
Transcribed: SusannahMrs. BullockVolume 11/16/18001/20/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Lectures on Natural PhilosophyGeorge AdamsVolume 31/20/18001/22/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Williams' LettersHelen Maria WilliamsVolume 11/22/18001/29/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Constant LoversAugust von KotzebueVolume 11/29/18002/3/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "August von KotzebueVolume 22/3/18002/7/1800Wilson
Transcribed: WalsinghamMary RobinsonVolume 12/7/18002/11/1800Wilson
Transcribed: CamillaFanny BurneyVolume 12/11/18002/17/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Emily DundorneVolume 12/17/18002/18/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Harte's GustavusVolume 12/18/18002/22/1800Wilson
Transcribed: DaggerCarl Grosse2/22/18002/24/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Happy ReleaseVolume 12/24/18002/25/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Peaceful VillaVolume 12/25/18002/26/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "Volume 22/26/18002/27/1800Wilson
Transcribed: ClaremontRegina Maria RocheVolume 12/27/18002/28/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "Regina Maria RocheVolume 22/28/18003/4/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Welsh StoryMary BarkerVolume 13/4/18003/5/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "Mary BarkerVolume 23/5/18003/6/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Man HonorVolume 13/6/18003/8/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Welsh StoryMary BarkerVolume 33/8/18003/11/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Happy ReleaseVolume 23/11/18003/12/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "Volume 33/12/18003/18/1800Wilson
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 33/18/18003/20/1800Wilson
Transcribed: WalsinghamMary RobinsonVolume 13/20/18003/20/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Young PhilosopherCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 15/10/18006/13/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Pleasures of HopeT. Campbell6/13/18007/8/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Rash VowsStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 17/24/18007/26/1800Wilson
Transcribed: "Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de GenlisVolume 27/26/18008/23/1800Wilson
Transcribed: Lectures on Natural PhilosophyGeorge AdamsVolume 111/1/180011/4/1800Henry Schenck
Transcribed: "George AdamsVolume 311/4/180011/20/1800Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Adam's AntiqAdam de Cardonnel1/5/18011/30/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Botanic GardenErasmus Darwin1/30/18013/17/1801Henry Schenck3d
Transcribed: Adam's ElectricityGeorge Adams3/27/18014/4/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Lectures on Natural PhilosophyGeorge AdamsVolume 24/4/18014/27/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: "George AdamsVolume 24/27/18015/5/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Adam's AstronomyGeorge Adams5/5/18015/20/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Keil's AstronomyJohn Keill5/20/18015/26/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Ferguson's Civil SocietyAdam Ferguson5/26/18016/17/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Robertson's Charles 5thWilliam RobertsonVolume 16/17/18017/10/1801Henry Schenck4/
Transcribed: Stewart's View of SocietyGilbert Stuart7/10/18018/11/1801Henry Schenck10/
Transcribed: Edinburgh Repository11/7/180111/7/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Pursuits LiteratThomas James MathiasVolume 111/7/180112/7/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Handmaid to the ArtsRobert DossieVolume 111/7/180112/7/1801Henry Schenck
Transcribed: History of FranceJohn Gifford; William DuaneVolume 29/21/180210/1/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: "John Gifford; William DuaneVolume 310/1/180210/8/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: "John Gifford; William DuaneVolume 410/8/180210/8/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Mavor's VoyagesWilliam Fordyce MavorVolume 1110/8/180210/9/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 210/9/180210/13/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 310/9/180210/13/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Three SpaniardsGeorge WalkerVolume 110/9/180210/13/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: Mavor's VoyagesWilliam Fordyce MavorVolume 210/13/180210/19/1802Henry Schenck
Transcribed: "William Fordyce MavorVolume 610/19/18021/7/1803Henry Schenck
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