Digital Projects


Below are links to digital projects that were created and are maintained at Columbia University.

  • Harlem History
    Harlem History presents a wealth of archival treasures and scholarship from Columbia about the history of one of the world's most famous and influential neighborhoods.
  • Notable New Yorkers 
    The Notable New Yorkers Web site offers audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with ten influential New Yorkers, drawn from the collections of the Columbia Center for Oral History of the Columbia University Libraries. These interviews, conducted by the Office between 1955 and 2001, open an imaginative portal into twentieth-century New York City and the ways in which it has deeply affected the culture and history of the United States and the world beyond.
        The site also includes biographical sketches and photographs of the interview subjects, as well as indexes and tables of contents to the material. The texts of the transcriptions are fully searchable. The web site was created as joint project of the Libraries’ Columbia Center for Oral History and Libraries’ Digital Program Division. Columbia’s Digital Knowledge Ventures (DKV) provided site design, programming and consulting services.
  • The Papers of John Jay
    The Papers of John Jay is an image database and indexing tool comprising some 13,000 documents (more than 30,000 page images) scanned chiefly from photocopies of original documents. John Jay was Governor of New York  for two terms, from 1795 to 1801, and was significantly involved with the history of New York City.