Carnegie Collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Columbia University

Historical records of Carnegie Corporation of New York are open to researchers.  The collection is housed at Columbia University in New York City.

Carnegie Corporation of New York Records

Carnegie Corporation of New York Records have resided in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University since 1990. This is a growing collection: the Corporation continues to donate its inactive grant files, board and executive committee files, annual reports, publications and other records of permanent historical value.

In addition to the foundation's records, the Carnegie Collection includes:

Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Project

The Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Project has been a forty-year undertaking. It was conducted in two phases. Phase One of the projects began in 1966 and was completed in 1974. The 479 hours of testimony and 9,948 pages of transcript gathered in this phase reflect the thinking of Corporation officers, staff members, and grantees and offer a rich portrait of the Corporation's evolution over the first 58 years of its existence. The interviewees discuss the organization's work in adult education, cognitive research, educational testing, library science, music education, national security, teacher education, and social-science research generally.

Phase Two of the project, begun in 1996, traces the continuity of many of these programs across the second half of the twentieth century and the Corporation's expansion into global funding strategies in the areas of peace, scientific research, and international cooperation. Phase Two of the project covers the period between 1966 and 1997 of the Corporation's history.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Records

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1910, was initially located in New York City. Columbia University officers were closely associated with the Endowment, most notably Nicholas Murray Butler, who served as the CEIP president from 1925 to 1945.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Records

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) was originally established (in 1905) as a professors' pension fund and was closely affiliated with Carnegie Corporation of New York until the early 1980s, when it moved to new separate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. Since 1997, the CFAT has been located in California.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Records

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (formerly the Church Peace Union and later the Council on Religion in International Affairs) was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914. The CCEIA Records represent the second Carnegie collection (after the CEIP) to find its home at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University. The first installment of the Council's archival materials came to the Rare Books and Manuscript Library in 1974, with numerous additions over the years.