Digital Collections

Homer. Odyssey. Papyrus fragment, Col. inv. 201c1, P. Col. VIII

APIS: Advanced Papyrological Information System
APIS is a component of the larger Papyrological Navigator database, a worldwide aggregation of digital images, metadata, translations and transcriptions of papyri and ostraca (clay tablets).  A listing of Columbia's ca. 5,800 papyri and ostraca can be viewed here

Columbia Library Columns, v.41, no.1 (1991: Nov), front cover

Columbia Library Columns
A digitized collection of the journal published by Columbia University Libraries from 1951 to 1996, comprising over 6,900 pages in 46 volumes (135 issues).

Alma Mater. Columbia Daily Spectator, v. 109, no. 1 (1984: Aug 29), sect. 2, p. [1]

Columbia Spectator Archive
The Archive of the Columbia Daily Spectator, the newspaper of Columbia University, preserves the second-oldest college daily paper in the country. The complete run of the newspaper, from 1877 to 2012, is now available in digital form. The Archive is a public resource for Columbia University history and preserves the Spectator's past work.

New York Central Railroad Company. Annual Report (1950), front cover

Historical Corporate Reports
Selected from the collections of Columbia's Watson Library of Business & Economics, this collection presents ca. 770 digitized reports issued between 1850-1960 by some 36 companies, including department stores, utilities, banks, and railroads.


Human Rights Web Archive
The Human Rights Web Archive @ Columbia University is a searchable collection of archived copies of human rights websites created by non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, tribunals and individuals. New websites are added to the collection regularly.

Apartment houses, nos. 5 and 7 W. 65th Street. Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, v. 50, no. 1285 (October 29, 1892), p. [538]

Real Estate Record and Builders Guide
Digitized volumes of The Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, a magazine detailing building activity in New York City and its environs that began publication in the late 1860s. The project website provides sales, mortgage, conveyance, and other data  as well as illustrated articles on buildings and neighborhood development.