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A royal symbol persists beyond the American Revolution: The Columbia crown, an artifact from the University's origins as King's College, has evolved throughout the school's 250-year history.
Curator Thai Jones served as Historical Consultant for a ten-part podcast, "Mother Country Radicals," that reexamines the interconnected histories of white and Black militants in the 1960s.
Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery, announced on June 19, 1865. An early 20th century archival collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers a glimpse into the memories of former slaves in the Jim Crow South.
Public Services Librarian at the Burke Library Caro Bratnober reflects on their approach to "asynchronous learning" during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic: instructional videos on library resources and services.
Memos from the ACLU to former Columbia College Dean Carl F. Hovde document the struggle to create a campus lounge for LGBTQ students at the University. The lounge was ultimately established in 1971.
Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden received an honorary degree from Columbia on May 18, following her nomination by librarian Ian Beilin and endorsement from University Librarian Emeritus James G. Neal.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquires the papers of Myrna Casas, one of the most important Caribbean, Latina, and Puerto Rican playwrights of the twentieth century, for the Latino Arts and Activism Archives.
Teams from across the Libraries collaborate to make a set of scientific reports from the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory that date from 1949 to 2003 accessible to researchers.
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