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Columbia Foundation Records
BANC MSS 2013/235  
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Description
The Columbia Foundation records document a history of charitable giving to organizations working in the areas of human rights, sustainable communities, food and farming, the environment, and arts and culture.
Background
In 1940, Madeleine Haas Russell and her brother, William Haas, established their philanthropic organization, the Columbia Foundation, for "the furtherance of the public welfare." The Columbia Foundation was a charitable organization dedicated to funding programs of groups in the Northern California region, as well as nationally and internationally.
Extent
171.8 linear feet (137 cartons, 3 oversize folders, 1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: all files (Carton 25, folders 13-24) related to the Center for Food Safety are closed until 2021. All email files are closed until 2044.