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

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

Columbia Historical Corporate Reports: Digitized Reports from Watson Library's Collection
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.

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).

Duplexes by the Park, 375 Lincoln Pl., "Lincoln Place Prospect Heights Brooklyn", YR.0656.BR

New York Real Estate Brochure Collection
A searchable database of thousands of advertising brochures, floor plans, price lists, and more from residential and commercial real estate development in New York City and vicinities from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Leroy Hulbert, photographer. Robert R. Blacker house: View from garden to rear elevation, ca. 1915

Greene & Greene Architectural Records and Papers Collection
An online collection guide and image database of architectural designs and drawings by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, architects of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

Map of the City of New York, 1856

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library
The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library consists of more than 40,000 objects including historic photographs, maps, pamphlets, postcards, books, and New York City memorabilia from the 18th century to the 1980s.

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.