Columbia Magazine is publishing a series of "Living Legacies" on great moments and great figures in Columbia's intellectual, scientific and educational history. These essays, written by distinguished scholars, focus on developments that should be celebrated not just as local history, but also for their national and international significance. In this installment, historian Jacques Barzun presents his recollections of the history department in his own time (1923-1975) as a student, scholar, teacher and academic administrator in the essay entitled "Reminiscences of the Columbia History Department."
Installments of this series are published regularly in Columbia Magazine.
Other essays in the Living Legacies Series Include: