Broad Funding Raised for Archiving the Armstrong Collection

September 02, 2009

Under the adept and persevering leadership of Mischa Schwartz (Professor Emeritus, EE), $85,000 has been raised to properly archive some 250,000 documents in the E. H. Armstrong collection of the Rare Books library. Completion of this initiative of the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation (AMRF) will make these documents much more readily available to students, faculty and staff, to historians of technology, and to all others in the general public interested in Armstrong and his work.  

Major contributors to the project include the IEEE Foundation, the Communications Society and the Circuits and Systems Society of the IEEE, Alcatel-Lucent, AMRF, and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Rare Books Library.  The archiving project will be under the supervision of Michael Ryan, Director of the Rare Books Library.