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The Torch

Identifier: BC12-09

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Torch, written by the class of 1959, was an informational publication intended for incoming students in 1963. The publication highlighted aspects of student life, including information on New York City, the Barnard community, Columbia, and the campus buildings.


  • 1959 - 1963


This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection consists of The Torch, an undergraduate guide for incoming first-years in 1963, written by students from the class of 1959.

Collection Arrangement

The two copies of The Torch are currently housed in a file folder.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the archives from Gwyneth Murphy.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Marcia Basset, Maggie Astor BC’11, and Caitlin Hamrin BC’12.The original finding aid written by Caitlin Hamrin and Maggie Astor in June 2010. The finding aid was updated by Dinah Handel in December 2014.
Guide to The Torch
Dinah Handel
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States