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The Rare Book & Manuscript Library announces upcoming events in the Curatorial Shorts series, which offers an informal look at new findings from the library's collections.
"A hundred years ago, legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig hit a monstrous home run on South Field. But where did the ball really land?" Columbia Magazine consults the University Archives to "bust a major myth" about the baseball icon.
In April of 1887, the University celebrated the centennial of its 1787 charter at a grand Convocation, where trustees awarded 60 honorary degrees, including three to female scholars - or "fair doctors," as newspapers of the day dubbed the trio.
Archivists in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library highlight materials, namely oversized artwork, from the Indusco Inc. records, a collection that documents the work of aid organizations in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Scholar Lawrence Stern explores nearly 200 linear feet and 500 boxes of materials that document the decades-long career of sociologist Robert K. Merton, spent almost exclusively at Columbia University.
Columbia University Libraries has announced that three acclaimed works by Beverly Gage, Kelly Lytle Hernández, and John Wood Sweet will be awarded the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy.
The New York Times reports that "histories of Hoover, the Mexican Revolution, and 1790s New York" win the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field of American history.
For Tablet magazine, writer Chaya Sara Oppenheim studies the Megillat Saragossa, a 17th century scroll held by the Rare Book & Manuscript that tells of "a diasporic Jewish community on the verge of destruction."
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